Anytime is ice cream time and when the girlies suggested we check out Black Waffle. What we didn’t know was that it serves up vegan ice cream. Now, usually we run from the hills when something is vegan because I adore my dairy despite being lactose intolerant. BUT when the girlies said it’s pretty darn good, I had to check it out myself.
Have you ever heard of cookie cakes? Well, let me introduce you to Sassi Co who specialises in boxed goodies which includes donuts, cookie cakes and heaps of sweets for all occasions from birthdays to anniversaries. How do we even receive it – you ask? Good thing they deliver and it’s free if the order is above $90. Now, back to the cookie cake. It comes in a pizza-like box and you can smell the baked goodies wafting out of the box…mmmm cookies…
If you have a sweet tooth then you’ll definitely know the name Reynold Poernomo who rose to fame from Masterchef. If you’ve always wanted to visit Koi in Sydney but didn’t want to travel, I’ve got good news for you. Reynold has opened a pop-up store at Hwkr food hall along with Chanteen by Diana Chan. So of course I made it a date to visit the pop up store because well, EVERYONE LOVES DESSERTS!!!
Uncle Tetsu is a name you’ll hear when you go to Sydney, “Get Uncle Tetsu’s cheesecakes!”, “Have you been to Uncle Tetsu’s?”, “How good are the cheesecake from Uncle Tetsu’s?”. Well fellas, Uncle Tetsu has finally opened up a store in Melbourne with another one pending (two stores?? WOOHOO!) so Melburnians, you no longer have to fly up to Sydney for these jiggly cheesecakes. There’s generally a line outside but it takes no longer than 10 minutes since everyone knows what they’re getting anyway.
When you hear that there’s a gelati bar which is also a cafe, you just have to stop by. Located right by the beach with amazing view, I stopped by for some ice cream! The staff were oh so friendly and I felt so welcomed and I just wanted to stay there forever! Unfortunately, I had work so I got the vanilla bean ice cream and my gosh it was perfect!
Hokkaido Baked cheese tarts have now arrived in Melbourne for quite a while now and yes, they’re a dessert except it’s a touch on the savoury side. The one at QV didn’t have a line so I went inside and got a few for everyone. At $3.90 a tart, it is a bit on the expensive side but that’s what you’d expect from a specialty store opening up in Melbourne. When you step inside, you can definitely smell the baked goodness and it smelt divine. A bite into these babies and you can taste the cheesiness and it just oozes right out. I’d prefer it to be a bit more fluffy but hey, that’s just what I’m into.
Food is usually the way to a man’s heart and it’s usually the same for ladies too. I know for sure that a way to my heart are goodies full of sweetness and when I heard that Laduree had popped up in Melbourne, I made sure to let Mr D know that my heart was aching. We made the road trip to Chaddy and located the cutie patootie store, right in front of H&M. It’s an open store and you could even have tea if you had an inkling. I opted for macarons on the go. There were quite a few flavours to choose from and don’t rush because nothing good ever results in rushing.
The signature blue sea salt flavoured soft serve, Aqua S has finally extended its wings and have landed in Melbourne. So I wanted (actually needed) to try it and convinced Mr Angry Asian to go after our work dinner. There was only 30 minutes before closing time so we ran as fast as our little legs could take us and BAM we were in front of Aqua S.
After having brunch at Zaatar, the K sisters took us on a Lebanese adventure for some desserts (YAYERS!). When you step inside, there’s a ticket thingy (how technical is that word YO?!) where you need to get a ticket to get served (SO FANCY!).
Summer has finally hit Melbourne and what other way to cool down then to a pop up store in Windsor, Scroll Ice Cream and have, well, SCROLLS!