Level 3 - 4, 205 Russell Street, Melbourne CBD. ph (03) 8657 8681
The kids and I stumbled across this interesting little upstairs lounge (on top of Sugar Bun) on a search for afternoon tea spots on one of our trips to the city. I think this sort of cafes are quite common in Asia but my kids haven't been to something like this before and found it quite fascinating.
The decor was quite cute and the red phone booth was a sweet little feature. The counter was set up like a little French cafe.
Their lychee lemonade mocktails came with moustachioed straws much to the kids' delight.
I had a matcha latte which was pleasant but lacked a good matcha punch. The cup was cute with the moustache motif but was chipped.
Personally I was lured upstairs with the promise of crepe cakes. We ordered the Mille fruits, with layers of fresh fruit and cream layered between sheets of soft crepe. It was delicious but pretty pricey at $10 a slice.
We also shared an impressive looking Honeycomb honey toast ($19). To be honest it was quite delicious, with crispy yet soft cubes of bread, delicious ice-cream and sweet honey and custard, served in a shelled out half-loaf. Again I thought it was a bit on the expensive side for what it is, but I did enjoy sharing the experience of trying something new with the kids for afternoon tea.