I've read about this place and so made a special trip there on a Friday afternoon. It was late afternoon but was extremely crowded, customers coming in non-stop to get takeaways, and all tables were occupied, so it was a little noisy.
The decor was rather impressive, from the store front (as you can see, like a small little hut) to the interior, it was like a place out of some fairy tale; gives a warm cosy feeling. You can't help but keep staring at this gigantic lazy bear lying beside the wooden trees.
As I didn't like desserts that are overly sweet, I picked the Coconut Lime Vodka Pie
- "Filled with zesty lime curd, intoxicating cubes of vodka jelly and topped with a swirl of coconut cream" - basically that's it. I like how the lime taste is distinct but not overpowering, and the vodka jelly within is actually a little bitter. Great pie.
I also got the Grasshopper
- "a yummy chocolate flourless cake base topped with a crazy fresh mint cream". This is one of the rare chocolate based dessert that is not too rich or overly sweet. The chocolate cake tastes like fluffy mousse, and one won't get sick of eating it, unlike many other chocolate desserts (and the s'mores pie I suppose?). The mint cream complements the whole pie very well.
We were very full from the two pies but were greedy, so we got the Strawberry Lemon Pie
- which was recommended by their staff as their best-seller. A very refreshing and fragrant tart. I especially loved the 2 strawberry jelly-like sticks within; just like solid strawberry puree/fruit chews, very good. However, I would still prefer the Lime Vodka pie to this as this is rather common-tasting.
We also had a pot of tea at $6; you can smell the tea leaves and choose from among 5-6 different Gryphon teas. We got the Aloe Vera one and it was smooth and goes well with the pies. The best thing about it is it's for 2, and you can refill the pot with water as many times as you like (tempts people to order more pies as well).
The pies cost $7-$8, quite expensive, but I guess you pay for the decor, ambience, and a change from the usual cakes. They frequently introduce limited edition flavours, like the Bourbon Pumpkin pie that will soon be released in conjunction with Halloween - be sure to catch that.
Coconut Lime Vodka Pie,Grasshopper
Date of Visit: Oct 11, 2013
Spending per head: Approximately $15(Tea)Other Ratings: