I have to admit, I love stumbling across good food pictures on Instagram. To me, Instagram is a highly visual and more predictable stumble upon for anything in your life. Want some delicious looking food in a photo that someone has painstakingly propped, rotated and lit up to perfection? You know they got you covered.
Cloud 9 Chocolate Cafe – 199 King Street
Open Mon to Fri 9AM-11PM, Fri Sat 9AM-12AM and 10AM-11PM
Shh I know, I know. This post was meant to be published just after Valentine’s Day this year (as per the promotional sticker on Cloud 9’s window) and oh hey look! It’s the end of April already!
Finding Cloud 9 was super easy because it was just on the main road and the store is a bright teal blue colour. You seriously cannot miss it (unlike Mary’s) *cough cough*. The interior is very trendy with pops of happy bright colours throughout the store.
A lot of hard work and dedication was required to simply flick through Instagram to search for good looking food. On one of these hard-core research/procrastination sessions I stumbled upon pictures of Cloud 9’s pretty gelato sliders and I knew I had to try it.
Cookies + Gelato Ice Cream = Always a great idea
There was so much combinations to create with the different ‘buns’ such as cookies, brownies, waffles and literal bread buns mixed with over 10 different flavours of ice cream. When you customise your slider you are easily given over a thousand different options!
We ended up ordering the white chocolate macadamia and chop chip cookie with hazelnut ice-cream and I think that’s where we went wrong.
The cookies were way too hard to be in an ice-cream sandwich as there was literally no way of taking a bite of the sandwich without squeezing the ice-cream out of the other side like a tube of toothpaste. Maybe the waffle would have been a better choice?
Separately the ingredients were yummy; the ice-cream was tasty and creamy with the melted chocolate and the cookies were okay too but together it was just a messy catastrophe. We had to eat half of the hazelnut gelato off the wrapping.
Store: 7/10 the decor was very bright and trendy although I felt it lacked a bit of character (maybe because we were literally the only ones in the store and it was quite lonely) but it was very easy to find
Menu: 6.5-7/10 the menu seemed very small, only a few specialty items without straying too much from the ‘chocolate’ theme
Waiting time: 8.5/10 as it was very quiet even on hot Saturday afternoon the line was non-existent and our order was made within 5 minutes
Servers: 8/10 the servers were efficient and friendly, not too far from the average expectation
Value for money: 7/10 it was a very small and messy dessert that wasn’t as good mind-blowing as I’d thought it would be – just too much effort for what it’s worth
Taste: 7-7.5/10 the ice-cream was okay, the cookie was okay but together they were a bit less than okay
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