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Good morning guys!
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far. Yesterday I was invited to tea avenue down marine drive for lunch to review a few of their new items. I had done a tea avenue review in the very first branch down Barnes place if you haven't seen that review yet click here :) I had never been to the Marine drive cafe before so I was keen to see what it looks like. Whenever I passed it I thought it was a smaller area with fewer seats but it expands on the inside with plenty of room which is quite spacious with an outdoor seating area as well. I personally prefer this branch as it's more peaceful and it also has the view of the ocean.
The Cheesecake Lavish - This shake is a new addition to their menu and initially when I saw it I thought that it was going to be overpoweringly sweet with a thick consistancy and difficult to drink. I am not a huge fan of cheesecake but I was willing to give this a go. It does not have a super strong flavor of a cheesecake which is perfect! Could you imagine drinking a jar full of blended cheesecake? I really did enjoy this shake as it was lighter than I thought it was going to be. I also think ordering the cheesecake lavish and a dish can be quite filling as I struggled to finish my pasta later on after having the shake. just a heads up for those of you who get full on shakes like this. I really do recommend trying this, I think it's one of my favorite drinks at tea avenue now. Do give this one a go and let me know what you thought of it!
Chocolate Milkshake - This was a standerd milkshake at tea avenue which are always really good. I wanted to compare both to see whether I would still order a chocolate shake over the cheesecake lavish. I am a hands down "chocolate over anything" person but sometimes I do have those slightly adventurous days where I'll step out of my comfort zone a little bit. You can't go wrong with any milkshake at tea avenue, so I highly recommend any shake on their menu but I really think you guys need to try the cheese cake lavish at least once in your life.
All Day Breakfast - This is a dish of two sunny side up eggs, two sausages, two hash browns, two slices of toast, a side salad, baked beans and a grilled tomato. It seems like it's a dish for two but Nayan managed to finish all of it by himself, it was probably that good! The hash browns were nice and crispy and a generous size too. This is a perfect dish to order with a cup of tea or coffee if you're in the mood for a good breakfast even at 4pm. I think it's great that they do have a breakfast all day option as I know so many people who are breakfast people in general, anytime, any day. If you're in the mood for a good English breakfast then I definitely recommend trying this one out as it's a new addition to their menu.
Tomato Prawn Pasta - Penne and Fettuccine are my favorite types of pasta, so I always like to make sure it's either one of them just to make sure that it's not spaghetti. I know a lot of you guys want to know more about pasta dishes around Colombo so I ordered this one for you. The last time I was at tea avenue for the review I tried the white sauce (Cream) so this time I went with the tomato. I have to say that there were more prawns in my dish than I expected to see which is a great thing. They were also big prawns and not the smaller ones which I liked a lot. If you don't like saucy dishes in general then this dish is not for you as it has a lot of sauce on the bottom as well. It is a little spicy I have to say and I hardly find food spicy. This is another dish that you can't go wrong with at tea avenue just like the milkshakes. Their pastas are always on point and super filling!
Black Forest Cake & Chocolate Cake - This is another new cake available at tea avenue. It's very rich in flavor, filled with chopped cherries and gooeyness. Apart from it being a pretty looking cake it taste absolutely delicious as well. The chocolate cake reminded me of the cake in Matilda where the boy was forced to eat an entire cake by himself. This cake is so simple yet so mouth watering that I am having it right now while I write this review. This cake makes me feel like it's something my grand mother baked thats fresh out of the oven, simple yet so good!
Thank you for reading another one of my reviews and it was so lovely meeting a few of you at tea avenue the other day. I hope you do head out and try the cheesecake lavish and if you do #loveplateblog in your Instagram post so I can see how happy you look with your shake! I hope you all have a lovely Sunday.