reviews

TEA AVENUE

June 25, 2017, 11:07 a.m.



Hi guys,I hope all of you had an amazing weekend! My tea avenue review is finally here after many of you wanted this one, after seeing all these dishes on my Instagram stories. When tea avenue invited me for a review, my sister accompanied me and they literally gave us quite a feast to try out. The staff was amazing and friendly which made us feel at home and very comfortable. We were also told that we did not have to finish all of these dishes that it was simply for me to taste and review but yes, the both of us finished every single one of these dishes!


DRINKS

Peach ice tea - If you have been following my blog for sometime you probably know that ice teas are one of my favorite drinks. Keeps me super hydrated and I love all flavors of ice tea. I would definitely suggest trying out the peach ice tea especially if you're ordering a heavy meal they compliment each other perfectly! (lkr480)

Peppermint matcha frappe - This guy was the trickiest out of the lot. It was the first time I tried matcha so it was quite interesting. If you like matcha this drink would be perfect for you cause it has a hint of peppermint as well. It's a drink you need to acquire a taste for as I feel like not many people might be fans of matcha but I'm so glad I tried it. If you feel like being daring, order it and let me know your experience with the peppermint matcha frappe at tea avenue! (lkr 650)

Ferrero lavish - It was quite interesting to see how they garnish the shake and the tool they use to pour the chocolate sauce. I've had a Ferrero shake before in Dubai and we struggled to finish it because the consistency of the shake was so thick that half way through we felt sick. So I was happy to compare the two and the Ferrero lavish at tea avenue is SO GOOD! It's not overpoweringly sweet and the consistency is not too thick which makes it easy to drink. This was my favorite drink out of the three and it's what I'll order again when I visit tea avenue. (lkr 890)  


FOOD

Signature burger - This beast of a burger comes with potato wedges, guacamole, onion rings, relish, fried egg, chicken patty and melted cheddar cheese! The signature burger is only available after 6pm so make sure you head to tea avenue just in time to try out this beast! My sister took out the chicken patty for me to try out the burger (as I am a pescatarian) and the flavors are just amazing, I mean look at that burger! This and the ice tea compliments each other so well. The potato wedges are thick and crispy, the bun is fresh, and the sauce with those onion rings are just so good! My sister said that she really liked the chicken patty as well and she wished her boyfriend was there to try it out. So that means it was really good. It may seem a little pricy but it's totally worth it. Definite must try! (lkr 1,200)

Chicken and sweet corn sandwich - If you're in the mood for a cup of coffee and a delicious sandwich that has that home cooked vibe to it this is perfect for you! The bread is toasted roast paan which explains why it's so good. I'm not sure if I could have that as a whole meal but it's definitely a good snack! (lkr 620)

Nutella waffle - The waffle comes with a generous amount of Nutella spread over the top of the waffle topped with slices of strawberry and whipped cream. This is another perfect home cooked dish if you have a sweet tooth. This was the last dish we left to try out properly and I left a slice behind cause I was too full but I grabbed the plate back and managed to somehow finish it. If you're not a fan of sweets this would be perfect to share with a friend as it can get quite rich towards the end as the waffle itself is quite big in size. (lkr 950)

The creamy prawn pasta - I usually order pastas when I visit tea avenue but I hadn't tried this particular one before. I'm a fan of all their prawn pastas anyway, I even dragged my friend a few months ago to tea avenue to have pasta with me. If you do order a pasta definitely try out one of their prawn ones as you get quite a lot of prawns and its so creamy and filling! I'm kind of craving this dish right now... You can also chose from a white or red sauce pasta so make sure you definitely try out one of them (lkr 880)


My favorite drink from the whole review was the Ferrero lavish and the prawn pasta! If I did eat chicken then it would definitely be the signature burger. I love when you guys try out dishes I review and tell me how much you enjoyed it as well. So if you do go to tea avenue I would love to know what you tried out and whether you liked it as much as I did. I hope you guys have an amazing week ahead!


Love,

Plate



AURA CAFE

March 8, 2017, 7:05 a.m.

strawberry mojito, naarang iced tea, jerk chicken and the seafood burger

sugar bear & chocolate chip ice cream


I was invited to Aura Café to try out a few dishes from their new menu and there were a few things I tried out for the first time!  

Naarang iced tea & strawberry mojito - If you've read a couple of my café or restaurant posts before you'd know I'm a fan of ice tea. I've never had a naarang flavored iced tea before so it was a really interesting and a fun combo to have which is always refreshing. Apart from the strawberry mojito being so pretty the flavors are not overbearingly sweet. I've had a couple of strawberry mojito's before and some of them and been so sweet it's cringe worthy. These two are the perfect way to beat the heat!


Jerk chicken - Since I don't eat meat my friend got a meat option from their new menu. After a few minutes of contemplating on what to order she finally decided to go with the jerk chicken and I think it was a very good choice. First impression of this dish, the plating! For a café dish the jerk chicken was plated extremely well and a little fancy, made us go "Oooo". Even though it does look quite small it's one of those dishes that fills you up and you end up remaining just a little bit. The jerk chicken comes with chicken bacon and this amazing potato that I had to try so I could tell you guys how good it was. If you like a little masala twist in your food this is a excellent dish to order.


Seafood burger - Has anyone had a sea food burger before? I hadn't, so I decided to try it out cause I know the burgers at Aura café are so good. You have the option of choosing potato wedges, fries or onion rings as a side dish with your burger. If you follow me on snapchat or Instagram you know how big this burger really is! First impression of this dish was how generous the portion was with my onion rings almost falling off the board. If you've never had a seafood burger before you NEED NEED NEEEED to try this! it's one of the best burgers I've eaten in my life and I'm not just saying this because it's a review but my friend who's also a chef thinks so too. Definite must try!


Ice cream - As full as we were after our amazing meals we were offered with Aura cafes signature ice creams, sugar bear and chocolate chip. If the word 'cute' could have a taste it would be the sugar bear ice cream, with it's tiny little jujups sprinkled on top and it's not vanilla flavor I honestly don't know what it is but it's the cutest thing I've eaten. At first when we tried the chocolate chip it wasn't as sweet as it looks but then you catch a chunky chocolate chip while eating it and it's ohh heavens all over again, so soo good! I don't think you can find these flavors anywhere else, so if you do stop at Aura Café make sure you try one of these flavors out.


Price range - aprx. 2000lkr with drink

Location    - 4 Buller's Lane, Colombo

Open timings- Closed on Monday

              Tuesday to Sunday 12-3pm & dinner 6-11pm


Love,

Plate



DOTTIE'S ENGLISH TEA ROOM

Feb. 2, 2017, 3:08 p.m.


If you're looking for the perfect tea spot to hang with your girlfriend's, Dottie's is the place for you! From the interior to the food, it's the perfect little tea spot with a ladylike ambience to it. The cafe offers varieties of teas, savories, cakes and even breakfast but my friend and I planned to visit Dottie's for tea. We ordered the signature Ceylon pink tea that comes with a tiny rose bud in your cup, the peppermint tea and to go with it we ordered a mud cake and a passion fruit drizzle cake that was fresh out of the oven! The tea comes in a pot for one, which is enough to have two and a half cups of tea. This was the first time I've had a passion fruit cake and it was absolutely delicious! The aroma of the peppermint tea was so soothing and the mud cake complimented the tea well with it's rich cream and chocolate coating. Dottie's is the perfect cafe if you're looking for a place to have a kids birthday, or a baby shower or bridal shower. The floral chairs and drapes over looking a beautiful indoor and outdoor little garden is the perfect way to catch up with your girlfriends. 


Price Range - 1500 per person (Tea time)

Location    - 95 Rosmead place, Colombo

Open Timings - Closed on Monday

                    Tuesday to Saturday - 12pm-7pm

                    Sunday - 9am - 7pm


Love,

Plate


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