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Published October 9th 2017
Moments made better by cookies
Mrs Fields is an American brand created by Debbi Fields in 1977. The first Mrs Fields store was in Palo Alto in California, but fast forward a few decades and the brand has become a worldwide success. Australia's version of Mrs Fields is operated by 'Cookies Australia,' with most baked products still being made from Debbi's secret recipes, and manufactured in Australia before being baked in store.
Cookies Australia has done a great job of fitting the American style soft cookies into the Australian market, including American classics like the 'snickerdoodle' cookie. Don't worry if you're not a fan of soft baked cookies though, all our crunchy Australian classics like Anzac biscuits are also available in store.
In the enticing glass cabinets of each store, you'll find biscuits, brownies, muffins, tarts, and lots of other baked goods. Some of the more interesting items offered include giant customisable cookie cakes and cards. Big Cookie Cakes start at $39.95 for a single layer, and you can order online or in store. Drink options include cookie shakes, iced chocolates, milkshakes, hot chocolate, tea, and of course - coffee.
Speaking of coffee, you may be surprised to learn that Mrs Fields won a bronze medal in Golden Bean competition's Milk Based Coffee (franchise chain) category. A cookie shop may not be your first thought when searching for a great coffee, but I can confirm that the coffee is delicious, and it provides the perfect complement to the excellent range of cookies available in store.
It's clear that Mrs Fields has your sweet tooth covered, but maybe you need more than just cookies for lunch? Good news - this cafe and bakery has you covered for lunch and dessert because there is an enticing range of gourmet hot toasted sandwiches on offer - including basic hot cheese and some more gourmet options. Do note that there are different varieties of toasties available at different stores, subject to availability.
Despite having a range of other goodies, the store is still most loved for their cookies. If you're a fan of giant American style soft baked cookies, you'll want to try classic flavours like Snickerdoodle, which is buttery and full of cinnamon - or classic chocolate chip (boasting more chocolate chips than flour). All soft cookies are also available in 'nibbler' size, so you can have a modest treat or try a few different flavours. Apart from their fresh baked soft cookies, you can also get bags of crunchy cookies in ready to take home packages. Also available are gift jars filled with cookies and buckets of cookies are also available if you want to share the cookie love with some lucky friends or family.
Mrs Fields has almost everything you could want from a cafe, though of course, cookies are the main drawcard here. Regardless, I encourage you to try their award winning coffee and their toasties too - because they are well worth your time, and it's always great to have lunch, drinks and dessert covered for a very reasonable price.