Saturday, May 19, 2007

Tea Time? Or Dinner?

Today, instead of our usual dinner, Chris, Darren and I decided to try something different.

Kopitiam (Cafe) with no signboard/name.

Chris drove us all the way to Leederville to experience some of the best cakes in Perth (he claimed).

"Old" ambient.

It is not a high class cafe I would say. Just a small lot of shop with tables and chairs for the customers.

Simple.

You can choose to sit along the passageway just outside the cafe. A very simple design with milk crates as their tables.

Self-service.

Unlike most of the cafes where we only have to find our seats before a waiter/waitress comes and serves us, this cafe requires us to proceed to the counter, place our orders, pay for the orders and then, take our food to our seats.

Waiting for our orders.

It didn't take us long to have our cakes and drinks served.

Chocolate Mint Cake.

Darren ordered a slice of Chocolate Mint Cake, price at Aud$6 per piece. No doubt, it was one of the best chocolate cakes I have ever tried. It wasn't too sweet and the texture of the cake was just nice. However, the flavour of the mint was too light that I couldn't even taste it.

Pear Cheesecake.

Chris opted for a slice of Pear Cheese Cake. I think it costed him Aud$6 per slice, too, if I'm not wrong. Chris generously allowed me to taste the cake. Once I put it in my mouth, I nodded my head and told Chris, "Nice, nice! It's rich and creamy."

Lemon Meringue Pie.

As for myself, I blindly chose a slice of Lemon Meringue Pie. Why blindly? Because I don't know what is delicious there.

How about a bite?

What can I say about this pie? It's heavenly good! It's sweet, with a little bit of sour. The combination is just right for me. I couldn't figure out what's the filling of the pie. It's something like custard for me. Anyway, price again at Aud$6 per slice, I am really satisfied.

Darren's Flat White.

As for drinks, Darren ordered a cup of Flat White while Chris had a cup of Masala Chai (tea). For myself, a glass of sky juice.

Satisfied customer.

Despite only served with cakes, all of us came out from the cafe with full stomach. Bear in mind that, we were supposed to have our "dinner". So, if you are planning to visit this cafe, do not go in with a full stomach. ;)

130 Oxford St. Road.

This cafe, overall, earned a 4.5 out of 5 stars from me. If you're in Perth, why not give it a try? The address? 130 Oxford St. Road, Leederville, Perth. :)

21 comments:

Dancing Queen said...

Those cakes look really nice but think they're tad too pricey. Once in awhile, ok lah! :D

yenjai.net said...

Bring me there if I ever visit you?

Kok said...

dancing queen: Yaloh, a bit too pricey ler. But then, this is my second time in Perth having cakes in a cafe (this is my fourth year here). haha!

yenjai: Sure! Not a problem. There are lots of cafe here which sells delicious cake. Just bring enough money here!:P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

it is quite pricey for australian stds eh? but looks heavenly.. i m sure u can get better for cheaper prices here haha..

l y n n w e i said...

yo..the cakes looks so nice!!! yummy!!! especially the choc mint cake....wish i could have a bite!! hahaha

^^

Anonymous said...

The lemon meringue pie looks good. The filling is actually lemon curd. Basically lemon liked jam. Sometimes we use condensed milk with lemon juice to make the filling.

AUD$6.....mmmmm, after conversion I suppose it's pretty ok.

Judy

FireHorse said...

Mmmmm looks absolutely devine, I almost lick my computer screen when you offer me a bite, slurp.

Kok said...

joe: Pricey meh? Cause I seldom have cakes at cafe, so I don't really know their price. hehe.

lynnwei: I bet there are some nice cakes at your place. Go try it out and share your photos!:P

Aunty Judy: Very hard to make or not ah? Seems very complicated leh...

Hmm, according to Joe, it's a bit pricey. But I'm not quite sure about that. How's the cake in UK? Expensive?

firehorse: Aiyooo, don't slurp your monitor. Later fatty boy thought you're something wrong leh. haha!

yenjai.net said...

Kok, err... maybe I just bring my cards over.
I don't bring cash around. Crime rate too high.

teckiee said...

Wahahahah i wonder if my ausie friend can ta pau the cake for me when she comes back...looks good!

Kok said...

yenjai: Can can. Not a problem. Just bring your cards over. But here, crime rates...ermm...not that high compare to M'sia gua...

teckiee: Cakes must eat fresh! haha! Come Aust to visit her lah. :P

Anonymous said...

Kok, for you are such a good cook, I will say, "Not hard to make lah".

I make mine with condensed milk laid on biscuit base (like the cheesecake base) instead of pastry. Then all you do is beat egg whites till stiff and lay on top of your lemon curd and put in oven.

You want a trick recipe? Go buy the lemon curd (in jar like jam bottles).

If you feel like trying, I will send you recipe. I don't think it will cost you AUD$6 for the whole pie. Hehehe.

wmw said...

Truly a week of blogging desserts from us ;o). Looks good!

Kok said...

Aunty Judy: Alamak, I'm not a good cook lah. Just know a bit from here and there only. :P

Wow, sounds sooo complicated leh. I don't know whether I can make it or not. I better try out the recipe that you gave me first. If I can bake that cake successfully, then I'll get more recipe from you. :)

Less than Aud$6 for the whole pie? Sure or not? The lemon curd not expensive meh?

wmw: Yaya! haha! Everyone is blogging about desserts. :P

Jackson said...

Wow.. craving over the cakes there!!!Look so good!

Muminmiri said...

Wow, Kok, you sure know how to live a good life eh... making me salivate early in the morning la.

ilene said...

KOK, came over for my lotus root soup and all I get is cakes, pies, coffee etc... soup mana lah?!

alice said...

I prefer the chocolate mint cake. Must be a bit piece since your stomach became full.

Xiu Long Bao said...

I think perth has more good food to offer...lucky u!
aiks, y aussie named 'tea' as 'chai' arr?

cc said...

I like the milk crates.

Also, you've been tagged! Please go to my blog for more info. Haha :P

Kok said...

jackson: Yummy right? I'm craving right now too!:P

mum in miri: Nolah, once in a blue moon mah. Not everyday eat also. haha! I envy you more cause you can eat the best Kolo Mee! :P

ilene: Alamak! I thought I send it over liao? No meh?

wonda: Maybe not big piece lah. Is because, sweet thing, couldn't take too much. :P Ya, the choc mint cake is yummy! Hmm..I'll try to bake one during the winter break. :)

xiu long bao: Yameh? Melbourne also got a lot leh, I think. I'll try to search for it when I go to Melbourne this coming winter break. :)

Chai? Actually this word comes from South Asia and the Middle East, mainly India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and the other regional countries according to Wikipedia. hehe.

cc: Very creative hor?

Alamak! Another tag? I still owe dancing queen a tag leh. I wonder if I can finish it or not. :P

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