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Published August 7th 2013
Orgasmic Ice Cream and Dessert Creations
There's a new dessert cafe in town and its set up shop on busy Gouger St, a street famous for having plenty of high-end international restaurants and cafes. St. Louis House of Fine Ice Cream & Dessert first opened its doors during the start of May and I was extremely eager to sample its proclaimed 'fine ice cream and dessert.'
It's a quaint cafe located near the Victoria Square. There are a few tables scattered outside and a few on the inside. I love the dark wood tables and the wooden panelling that serves as the walls; it gives off this homey, welcoming vibe that also comes across as fresh and chic.
The first thing you'll see when you enter is their extensive range of ice cream. They have time honoured favourites like chocolate and vanilla but they've put a little spin on them and made these common flavours extra special than the local variety. Flavours like French Vanilla, Chocolate Noir and Ferrero Roche beckon seductively at people with a sweet tooth craving dessert. Even on a cold winter's day, it's simply irresistible.
My friend got the waffle basket for $7.80. I have to say it's one of the better waffle baskets I've eaten before; this one was just the right amount of crunchy and felt amazing to bite into (others I've tasted were kind of on the soggy side, where you really had to gnaw your way through). We tried out several ice cream flavours and settled on Chocolate Noir (which had to be my favourite of the night as the chocolate was so rich that it felt like I had just been punched by a cocoa tree in the tastebuds), Honey and Fig, Almond and Yogurt, French Vanilla and Ferrero Roche. The ice-cream was of superb quality, all rich and dense with flavour.
We were also told by the friendly staff that if we wanted a refill of ice cream for our waffle basket, we would get it at a reduced price if we brought back our waffle. I had to be really full to stop myself from doing just that.
Whilst we were pigging out on the ice cream, one of the waitresses suddenly set down a bowl of fresh-from-the-kitchen churros. Before we could say that we hadn't ordered them, she warmly told us that they were on the house and for us to try. Okay, if this place was bribing me to like them (which I already did just from tasting their Chocolate Noir) I was not going to complain. The churros were amazing! I might go so far as to say even better than the actual dessert cafes that are famous for churros. Hot, crunchy and full of flavour. Simply a delight to eat.
Every time I go to a new dessert cafe, I always look for some banana-related dessert to try. St. Louis had a Chocolate Banoffee on their menu and I ordered that immediately. Even the description had me drooling: warm chocolate brownies topped with caramel bananas, shortbread crumble and a scoop of French Vanilla ice cream. Just one bite of this dessert and my insides just melted with the goodness of it all. It's been awhile since I've had a dessert this sublime. Even after the churros and ice cream, I wolfed the entire thing down and scraped the bowl for more.
I'm not a coffee drinker, but my friend ordered a Long Black and said that the coffee was heavenly, in between his very long pleased sips of it. St. Louis manages to deliver on ice cream, desserts and coffee.
Their menu is pretty impressive; it boasts dessert crepes, fondues, waffles, breakfast meals, churros, a variety of dessert creations and even dessert cocktails. Their list of alcoholic beverages and creations are quite unique and I'll definitely be back to sample some of them. Actually, I'll be back to sample their entire menu if the opportunity arises.