Posts tagged ‘ice cream’

June 19, 2011

The Eathouse Diner

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The Eathouse Diner

After being all loco’d out over at El Loco, it was time to search for some desserts to sweeten our palates after numerous tacos and margaritas. The Eathouse Diner isn’t too far away so we hustled along to the next suburb and trekked down to find the bright coloured lights and of course the, Eat Here sign.

Inside it’s warm and it feels as though we’ve stepped back in time with retro milkbar benchtops, a chalkboard menu and vinyl floors. The dessert menu isn’t too far off being retro and ol’ school either, bringing back the favourites of Eton’s Mess and the classic forgotten Banana Spilt.

The Eathouse Diner The Eathouse Mess

The Eathouse Diner Banana Spilt

Still warm and giggly from our tequilas, we sit outside under the moonlight and devour our chosen desserts. The Eathouse Mess is mashed in with crunchy meringue, rhubarb, cream and coulis; so it was sweetness and texture galore. The banana spilt was the hot favourite being in its traditional boat bowl finished with a paper umbrella and wafer. Generous amounts of smashed up bananas, banana ice cream, chocolate sauce and crucnhy hazelnuts and macadamias to top it all off. Simple and classic, but brilliant.

The Eathouse Diner

Sit at the milk bar for proper food and a glass of wine, or swing by for some childhood desserts!

The Eathouse Diner
44 Chalmers St
Redfern, Sydney
www.eathousedinder.com.au

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September 14, 2009

Boon Chocolates

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Boon Chocolates

A little hidden gem in Darlinghurst by a brother and sister combo. Driven by curiousity as it was recommended by one of my work colleagues; it was destined that we were going to have a sugary and chocolate filled brunch. We’re well greeted and led upstairs to warm Victorian room decorated with chocolate coloured walls, candles and classical music – she even asks whether the music is suited to our moods at the time; a charming gesture.We order tea and waffles, which were quite filling for us until the late afternoon. Unfortunately, I was chocolate overwhelmed so I didn’t purchase any boxed chocolates – which gives me good reason to go back!

Boon, 251 Victoria Rd, Darlinghurst
www.boonchocolates.com.au
Belgium waffle served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream & warm chocolate sauce

It’s a little hidden gem in Darlinghurst which is run by a brother and sister combo. Recommended by one of my work colleagues; it was destined that we were going to have a sugary and chocolate filled brunch! We were all well greeted and we were led upstairs to a warm Victorian room decorated with chocolate coloured walls, candles and classical music. Our host even asked whether the music was suitable – which is a very charming and notably nice gesture. We order tea and waffles which were quite filling for us until the late afternoon. The waffles were great but super sugary as per usual, but Boon would definitely be my choice over Max Benners’ in the Belgium waffle chocolate cafe category. Unfortunately, the chocolate overload held me back from choosing some boxed chocolates but it leaves me good reason to go back!

Boon
251 Victoria Rd
Darlinghurst, Sydney

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March 25, 2009

Maid Cafes, Japan

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If you were to choose one thing to do to embrace the teen Japanese culture, this would be it. Maid cafes are “cosplay” cafes, where females would dress up in french maid attire and serve you as a master or mistress in their cafe. Cake and coffee is typically served; and although the two go hand in hand else where, the coffee here was terrible. A coffee lover, myself, found it very hand to gulp down the watered down sugary substance they called “coffee”. On the upside, the cake was fantastic – the Japanese have definitely learned to perfect their sweets. Although the food is nothing flash, it is the experience that you leave with.

The maids address you as goshujinsama (master) or ojosama (mistress), and with additional money, they can play games with you, chat, or take polaroids. They are nothing shy of being “cute” or doing what their customers want as purely because their main job is to keep their masters and mistresses happy.