Mellow, High St

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I confess – I have a huge thing for mille crepe. Fell in love with it from the first time I tried it in Malaysia. Luscious cream and jam sandwiched between layers of thin crepes, what’s there not to like? So I was psyched when I googled ‘mille crepe Auckland’ on a random craving and found Mellow, which had coincidentally opened a few weeks ago. Jackpot!

This little cafe was packed when we entered on a Sunday afternoon, and we were lucky to get the last table. The decor is pretty chic, almost reminiscent of the other cute cafe on High Street, The Shelf. The boy and I had a slice of the original mille crepe ($6) and a small green tea shaved ice ($7.50). The mille crepe was… well, sufficient to satisfy a mille crepe craving. It lacks the subtle elegance of Lady M’s confections (the chain that popularized mille crepe), but I’m just thrilled to be able to get mille crepe without needing to go through the hassle of making it myself. The layers of crepe were rather few in number, but the taste and texture were both decent. There was also a green tea variety, which I absolutely plan to try during my next visit.

The ‘small’ green tea shaved ice is really quite large. I have no idea how the ‘large’ would have turned out, but small was more than enough for two of us. The shaved ice was served with green tea powder, green tea frozen yogurt, red beans and cornflakes. It’s definitely one of the better ones that I’ve tried in Auckland – no large or coarse chunks of ice left over, and the toppings went quite well with it. Quite fairly priced, too, for the quantity given.

All in all, very promising new cafe, and I’m thrilled to have more specialized dessert places around. Plus it’s the only cafe in NZ (to the best of my knowledge) to serve mille crepe – bonus points from me there. I do wish they’d heat the place up more, though, especially during the cold winter months. A cold environment is not really conducive to eating cold desserts in.

 

Cost: $5 – $13 pp
Food: 4 Stars
Service: 4 Stars
Ambience: 3 Stars
Value for money: 4 Stars

 

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