Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Restaurant Review: Passionflower

Location: Shop 2, 168 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Phone: 03 9663 0033
Cuisine: Asian-influenced desserts
Overall Impression: 5/10
Passionflower serves Asian influenced dessserts. Their ice cream range is commendably substantial with exotic flavours such as sticky rice and durian.
The music was extremely loud during our visit and the songs kept getting skipped half way through. It certainly appeared as though the cafe was being run by teenagers.
The ice cream style appears to be very similar accross the various flavours. They are all very creamy and milky. There is a good density to the ice cream and they all taste luscious.
While their ice creams certainly fall short of being revolutionary, their exotic ice creams in general are of a reasonably good standard. A standout flavour is their durian ice cream. It had incredibly intense durian flavour and tasted 'real' (often durian ice creams taste of a strange durian flavouring and lack depth and complexity).
Whilst Passionflower is an interesting new addition to Melbourne, it is clearly experiencing a few growing pains in relation to the manner in which the cafe is run. In terms of the desserts themselves, they are reasonably good although a tad overpriced for what they are. 

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