Hazel, as noted in my previous posts (1,2) has officially become my study spot of choice. The germaphobe within me resists library tables bearing inch-thick grey tints and high amounts of noise pollution, while the creative food enthusiast alter ego thrives in cozy cafes with unique offerings.
The tea itself was slightly above room temperature, which was ideal considering the shiver-inducing breezes outside. Tapioca portions were on the less generous side and, admittedly, a tad bit more soggy than chewy. Nonetheless, it surpassed my expectations flavour-wise for a beverage concocted of synthetic milk powder. Brewed coffee definitely elevated the experience.
The decision had been concluded out of convenience and pure laziness, though the results proved surprisingly satisfactory. All waffles allowed for modifications and substitutions of equal value or less, so I requested a not-so-sweet rendition of Forever Rocher.
In actuality, though, Forever Rocher was delicious. The bananas had just ripened, meaning that they would not contribute any additional sweetness but instead succeeded a slightly tacky but satisfying element to the creation. A heaping scoop of indulgent Dutch Chocolate ice cream topped the icing sugar-dusted speciment, followed by a generous drizzle of Nutella sauce.
The waffle was delicious, but definitely more fitting of an afternoon snack than a supper item.
Very Matcha hadn't lived up to my green tea expectations, but I'm glad I had taken the plunge to try their other flavours, else I'd have ended up completely overlooking their in-house dessert selection.
My friend opted for a Mango Mille Crepe Slice to test the waters.
The Mango Mille Crepe slice emerged on a tiny plastic plate, dusted with icing sugar and accompanied by a familiar squiggle of Nutella sauce. It was unexpected small and comprised of little to no mango flavouring; the sole exception was the orange, gelatin-heavy slab in the middle.
I'm sorry, but Waterlookcakeshop does it better.
I was also particularly fond of their grass jelly, which was light enough in terms of density to resist subsiding to the bottom of the cup.