Askew from the entrances of the Botanical Gardens, this cosy café attracts the right mixture of laid back students and small groups within its cosy walls – offering a combination of breakfast and brunch.
The Earl Grey caramel waffle with strawberries and vanilla ice cream ($11.50) was a sweet, crunchy delight heavy on the syrup. The same care goes into their coffees too – the cappuccino ($4.50) is smooth with velvet steamed milk, made by the baristas with a single serve jug – pouring each coffee out with an inch of distance between eye and ceramic cup is time-consuming, but assuring knowing your coffee isn’t rushed. Those wanting a heart-thumping caffeine kick should try the double ristretto Magic Tulip ($4.50) – essentially two shots made with half the water topped with milk.
The slice of key lime pie ($6.50) on offer had the right luminescent colour one expects to have from the American dessert, with faint shavings of lime inside for some citrus sharpness.
26 Evans Road