While dining at “November Desserts” last week, we were simultaneously and suddenly invited to check out one of their neighbouring cafes, just two shops down from where they were. It turns out the owner of “November Desserts” and “T’s Home” are friends. And she wanted us bloggers to try what they have to offer too. She liked their fresh fruit soda-teas, as a different option for an after dinner destination, and hoped we would too.
We didn’t enjoy our drinks within their cafe (they were actually kind enough to deliver it to us at “November Desserts), but I did take a peak within, to be able to report the following. Given the clean lines and crisp white walls, I ascertained that they have recently just opened. Other than that, the only and most iconic thing about this drink shoppe is their mascot. A brown and white corgi that makes his cartoon appearance on each drink cup and as a large decal on the shoppe’s entrance. I assume they get asked a lot whether or not the dog is real, so they have photos of him displayed at the counter where you enter, and are known to bring him into their cafe on slower days. Quite the clever marketing draw if you ask me.
Their menu is a clear cut listing, either written in chalk over the counter or handed out as a laminated sheet. You basically have the option to choose your flavour across ten different fruits and to it they mix brewed tea and fizzy soda water.
And you can’t choose just one, get all ten of them in their “Super 10 items soda tea”. Pineapple, peach, watermelon, mango, strawberry, lemon, lime, blueberry, and bobo ball (sadly I did not get a chance to ask the latter was).
We also tried their “Kiwi fruit soda tea” with kiwi fruit, peach, pineapple, watermelon, blueberry, lime, lemon, bobo ball, and mint. And their “peach soda tea” made with peach, blueberry, pineapple, lemon, lime, bobo ball, and mint. And finally their “strawberry soda tea” with strawberry, watermelon, blueberry, lemon, lime, bobo ball, and mint. They all tasted similar, with enough varying change to tell them apart as different. Although the kiwi stood out all the more with its extra zesty mint flavour. And the super 10 had a green vegetable drink taste to it, not bad, just surprising. The other two were more like fruit soaked in seven-up, and less tea.
Would I come back? – Yes.
Would I line up for it? – No.
Would I recommend it? – No.
Would I suggest this to someone visiting from out of town? – No.
A simple and easy place for a refreshing drink, but not much more. Great for the neighbourhood, but not much of a destination to travel to. Don’t deny your cravings.