Monday, July 30, 2012

Sparrow: Crows Nest (27 July 2012)

After having dinner with M at Tokonoma, I rushed back to Crows Nest to meet up with K and J for a high school catch up. They had already eaten dinner at Thai Face so we decided to do another catch up over dessert :)

Sticky black rice with longan topped with coconut cream
 To start things off, J ordered a sticky black rice topped with longans and coconut cream from Thai Face, which she had been eying off through their online menu all day. She wasn't disappointed so I'm presuming that the desserts at Thai Face are good, but we weren't in the mood for asian-style desserts so K and I moved onto the nearby Sparrow cafe. 

Situated along the quiet walking pathway off Willoughby Road, Sparrow is one of those local hangouts that seem to be popular amongst all ages. People mostly seem to go there for their gelatos and coffees, but their cakes look just as delicious so K and I decided to split a slice of the lemon meringue pie. 

Lemon Meringue Pie
Deliciously light and fluffy meringue tops the creamy and rich lemon pie portion - whilst it was probably bought and not home made, who really cares when it tastes that good! Although at $7 for a slice, it probably wasn't the cheapest either. 

Cake selection

Affogato with Italian Nougat gelato ($6)
I ordered the affogato which comes with a scoop of gelato of your choice. The shot of coffee was strong and aromatic, and went perfectly with the Italian Nougat gelato as suggested by the lovely man working behind the counter. The Italian Nougat has crunchy almond pieces throughout the vanilla based gelato, and is soooo delicious and creamy! I will definitely be back just to have this again.  

Hot Chocolate
 K ordered the hot chocolate which she said was delicious and rich, and reminded her of the hot chocolate from the Lindt Cafe. We later read from their menu that they use real melted belgian chocolate, which explains the lovely creaminess and richness. 

A lovely local cafe that serves up a nice mix of drinks and desserts, matched with friendly and considerate service. One of the waiters even offered to carry in a table for us, so we did not have to sit outside.

Sparrow Gelato & Espresso
Shop 2, 59-61 Willoughby Rd
Crows Nest NSW 2065
02 9906 7810
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