because I can't bake
Passionflower in the Melbourne CBD.
|Address||Shop 2, 168 Bourke Street||
Public Holidays 10am-midnight
|Visited||6 February 2011|
As we were seated, we were informed that there was a minimum charge of $10 per person, but I was not sure whether it was their general rule (afterall, unless you only bought a scoop of ice cream or something, everything else they offered would cost you more than $10) or it was only applicable to that/certain day(s) only.
Passionflower’s menu looked very attractive with a quite big range of desserts that were nicely presented. Because it was my first visit there, I opted for their platter, Chocolate Lush, and around 15 minutes later it arrived.
On the platter there were 2 mini crepes, a coffee mousse, strawberry fondue, some ice cream and waffles. Their chocolate sauce (of the fondue) I quite liked but unfortunately the strawberry-filled chocolate crepes I was not fond at all, and other than those, everything else tasted very average.
Described by my friend as having a hongkie feel to it, I begged to differ... or did I? I didn’t know, indecisive me needed to stay there longer to decide. But, I could see why it could be hongkie-ish; the pop music playing in the background, the all Asian staff, the Chinese decorations (mind you on that day Melbourne city still celebrated Chinese New Year)... Nevertheless, Passionflower was modern, bright, and pretty convenient to dine in.
Honestly, there are better dessert cafes that offer much better tasting desserts around the Melbourne CBD. Having said that, given I have only had one dessert at Passionflower, it deserves another try from me.