We visited Frasers in Mt Eden Village last weekend for brunch, after being recommended by a friend. The first thing I notice is the mouth-watering display of gorgeous cakes by the counter – several types of cheesecakes, chocolate mousse, banoffee, oh, the list goes on. It was incredibly difficult to stop looking at them and decide what to have for mains without constantly thinking about dessert!
I ended up with the coconut crepes with summer fruits, yogurt, and macadamia praline ($17.50) which were, sadly, not very good. While the toppings were interesting, the crepes themselves were soggy and floury in texture. I found that I preferred the crepes at Le Garde Manger, La Fourchette, or Torchon, all of which come at a fraction of the price. The bf’s breakfast grill ($23.90) was good, especially the Toulouse sausage, but also rather average for the price.
But the cake! It was absolutely divine. :) We shared a Baileys cheesecake ($7.50), which was heavenly – subtle but distinct flavours and not too sweet, with a smooth creamy texture and swirls of chocolate mixed within. Definitely one of the better cheesecakes I’ve had. They also serve Harney and Sons tea, including my favourite pomegranate oolong flavour.
Would I return for brunch? Probably not. But yes, certainly and overwhelmingly yes, for dessert.
|Cost:||$10 – $25 pp|
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