Carrie Tong studied the Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) at the University of Sydney, and is currently seeking employment.
Published December 27th 2011
My Sweet Memory is a glorious place. If you love matcha, you will love My Sweet Memory. Their matcha (they call it "iced green tea blended") is to die for. Now that they have a new store in the city, I can easily walk from Central area to Town Hall area just to have my dose of matcha for the day.
To my knowledge, there are at least two My Sweet Memory stores. One is in Strathfield, right next to the entrance of Strathfield Plaza. The other is the new store in the city, which is on Bathurst Street and is close to Town Hall train station.
Stationery for sale at My Sweet Memory (Bathurst Street)
The new store has particularly interesting decor. It is a visual and tactile fusion of Asian and European influences. Miniature Eiffel Towers decorate the store, as do rustic signs and baskets of artificial flowers that hang from the walls. If you're not a fan of cafes, stationery or desserts, you might still enjoy the unique mood and atmosphere of the My Sweet Memory city store.
Right side of counter at My Sweet Memory (Bathurst Street)
Regrettably, I can never go past matcha, so in terms of food and drinks, I have never tried anything apart from the matcha at My Sweet Memory as yet. However, I will describe the matcha at My Sweet Memory, in an attempt to give you a taste of what it is like.
The first thing you notice about the drink is that it is creamier than most matchas. This is most likely because they blend some kind of green tea ice cream into the drink. The green tea ice cream therefore gives the drink both its creaminess as well as its green tea taste. The second thing you notice about the drink is that it has a rather strong green tea flavour. This is one of the reasons why I am particularly inclined to have matchas from My Sweet Memory nowadays, rather than Starbucks.
Miscellaneous items for sale at My Sweet Memory (Bathurst Street)
I went there today, coffee is ok and the cafe is nice enough, however I left very dissapointed. I wanted to buy the plant hanger in the window photo above and the staff had no idea about it. It has a price tag of $82.50 on it, but they told me it was not for sale. I think they were just surprised somebody wanted to buy something other than coffee. Their English was not very good, so I had trouble communicating and eventually left. They could have told me when they would be getting more stock and be more helpfull.