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Passionflower Ice Cream Parlour

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by Kevin Hoang (subscribe)
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Published February 13th 2011
Located on Bourke St, somewhat near Chinatown, is Passionflower, a contemporary ice-cream parlour, which effortlessly portrays itself as the go to place, for ice cream and dessert lovers. Passionflower is unique in that it boasts a variety, if somewhat superfluous amounts of exotic ice creams, many with an Asian twist.

Superfluous indeed, as the menu comprising of ice creams seem more catalogue-like in my opinion; there's just simply too much ice cream to choose from. If you're like me, a visit to Passionflower will leave you having almost a mid-life crisis over whether to get the tiramisu or the caramelised banana crepes. I ultimately chose the crepe when I was there, but even to this day I still think about the tiramisu that got away.

However, for most people, having a lot to choose from is a plus. The ability to purchase Asian-styled ice creams such as black sesame and coconut ice creams, pandan ice creams, durian ice creams and green tea ice creams, in addition generic flavours like chocolate and strawberry, is a sure sign that you'll won't be able to not find what you want. By the way, Passionflower also sells coffee, but really, who would want to be seen drinking a latte within a sea of chocolate and strawberry sundaes and green tea ice creams?
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Why? The chance to eat a variety of exotic, Asian-styled ice creams
When: Sunday to Thursday: 10am - midnight Friday & Saturday: 10am - 1am Public Holidays: 10am - midnight
Phone: (03) 9663 0033
Where: 168-174 Bourke St, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Cost: Reasonably low, though main desserts are around $15 dollars and desserts for more than one person are approximately $25
Sounds wonderful. I like liquorice icecream. It was always one of my favorites as a child. With the color sticking to my tongue and lips.

I like the idea of the passionflower icecream. Its apparently good for anxiety etc, so I think it would be great to go for an icecream!
By Jody Kimber - senior reviewer
Tuesday, 19th of April @ 12:58 am
Yeah it's a great place to eat with a bunch of friends. And really? Passionflower ice cream's good for anxiety? Mmm, now that's a useful tip that I'll be taking during exam time. A good excuse to eat ice cream :)
By Kevin Hoang - senior reviewer
Friday, 22nd of April @ 02:54 am
I absolutely cannot go past coconut ice cream... it goes with everything! Coconut and chocolate, coconut and raspberry, coconut and rum n raisin. Though I've never tried it Asian style, so I may just have to pay Passionflower a visit!
By Lisa Williams - senior reviewer
Monday, 18th of July @ 08:59 am
To my detriment, I have yet to try coconut ice cream. But from what you've written in your comment about it, coconut ice cream is definitely going on to my 'must eat' foodie list.
By Kevin Hoang - senior reviewer
Monday, 18th of July @ 09:21 am
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