One of my favourite cafes has a branch in the city right inside the food court in ENEX100 and even though I usually stop by ENEX when I’m in the city I have never noticed that Cimbalino is right there.
I hardly go to the food court area in ENEX100 but today was an exception. As I was rushing for a facial appointment, I finally went to the food court to grab a quick lunch. While waiting for my food buzzer to go off I looked around and, lo and behold, Cimbalino was standing majestically right in the middle of the food court. I quickly decided that I would come back after my facial for a cuppa.
I met up with Auntie J after my hour of relaxation and her hour of shopping. I placed our orders hoping the coffee would be just as good as Cimbalino @ Cottesloe, which I frequent. Just for a change from my usual latte I had a flat white this time around. The barista on duty also works at the Cottesloe cafe so the coffee definitely did not disappoint – perfectly smooth milk at just the right temperature.
As much as I tried not to get any sweets to go with our coffees I simply couldnt resist it. They have the same cake slices as the Cottesloe store although there were a couple of sweets that I have never seen before. It’s either they really don’t serve them in that store or those sweets are so popular that they sell out before I get the chance to eye on them when I go to Cottesloe late in the arvo. So we ended up getting the lemon and lime tart -
This was quite tangy with the slightest hint of egg curdle taste. The pastry was too thick and not flaky enough for me and did taste a little bit artificial. Their passionfruit curd that I’ve had in the Cottesloe store was definitely better.
And we also got the mini white chocolate cheesecake. Again, I had issues with the pastry, as above, but the filling was smooth, creamy and cheesy.
I’d really just stick to the coffee and the better tried and tested cake slices when I come here next.
My rating: 7.5/10