Last Saturday, I was at Toorak Road and Jo suggested that I give Laurent, a premium coffee place, a try whilst waiting for a friend. It was pretty easy to find the place with my Sammie 2. Besides, I was just opposite the road when he gave the suggestion whilst I was talking to him on my phone.
For once, I decided to splurge a bit and indulge in a mocha latte and a Christine, the cake. Initially, the plan was just to have a cuppa to warm myself. You see, I forgot to wear my scarf and the wind was pretty strong, rendering my neck and the rest of my body COLD! So, I step into this quaint cafe. Ambiance wasn't very appealing though at the back with very little sitting about. Hence, I took a sit right at the front facing the street.
I didn't know what to order and only intended to have a cup of coffee but the attending barista tempted me with some recommendations. Cheeky fella. *hehe* Anyways, upon his recommendation, I gave Christine a try. It was good and worth it.
Total damage for the cup of mocha and cake is AUD12.50 which isn't so bad considering this is somewhat a higher end type of coffee cake shop. I only found out later on that in the Entertainment Book, there is an offer for buy 'a cake and coffee' and get 'a cake and coffee' free!
I shall drag Mr. C to Laurent another time. If not, a girl pal who may appreciate a little decadence more than Mr. C who can be a party pooper at times, restricting me from satiating my sweet tooth.
Besides, Laurent has a few other shops, one in the city on Little Collins Street and another in Wellington Parade.
Nice but a tad too sweet. Would have been perfect to have shared this with someone.