It's quite easy to walk past Tuck Shop Take Away, making the mistake of thinking that it's a dingy little milk bar. But take a peek inside and you'll see it's quaintly decorated to look like a retro school tuck shop, with a menu to match.
Despite hearing good things about the place, we were a little disappointed. For one, the menu was tiny- they only serve two types of burger, neither of which appealed to my friend and I. Written on a chalkboard, there were ticks and crosses next to each item on the menu, indicating which items they actually had in stock. The man behind the counter explained that because they make everything themselves, sometimes they run out of the requisite ingredients. Tuck Shop Take Away is well-known for their sweets, but when we went there on a Thursday afternoon, their sweets cabinet was all but bare.
We settled on grabbing a quick snack of chips, while I got a milkshake and she got a soda.
The Nutella flavoured milkshake, $7, came served in a glass jar, mere minutes after ordering. It was sweeter and had a slightly stronger flavour than a regular chocolate milkshake, but didn't taste quite as nutty as Nutella.
My friend was most unimpressed with her $4.50 creaming soda, which, the man behind the counter explained, contained almond and had a marzipan-like taste. I thought it wasn't too bad and certainly had an interesting, musky flavour, but she thought it tasted medicinal.
Soda and milkshake from Tuck Shop Take Away.
No more than five minutes later, our basket of chips arrived. While they looked piquant, they were overly salty and oily. On the upside, they cost a mere $4.50.
Basket of chips from Tuck Shop Take Away.
Tuck Shop Take Away is certainly a cute place to grab a milkshake, but their fatty, salt-laden food may not be suited to all tastes. Perhaps when they have a wider variety of their menu in stock, it would be a little more worth a visit.