Monday, September 20, 2010

Leisure - great name for a good shop

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Leisure Tea & Coffee

1110-8391 Alexandra Rd, Richmond (Map)

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Food: 3
Service: 3
Price: Fair


I was digging through my photos, and found a place that I totally forgot to blog about. I actually went to Leisure Tea and Coffee almost 2 month ago, thus I probably will leave out some some details that I can't recall. This was not your typical modern and chic bubble tea type restaurant, this was more along the line of a quaint tea shop.
Since we came here after a full meal, I wanted something refreshing and light, thus chose a passion fruit slush ($3.75?). Unfortunately this was rather disappointing, as it was quite chunky. I would much prefer a smoother taste with smaller ice crystals.
A went for a blueberry yogurt drink topped off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream ($4.50). At first I thought it was be the Japanese type yogurt flavor (Calpris), but it turn out they used real blueberries and fresh yogurt. This was actually rather good, and tasted much smoother than my slush.
R went for a cold Vienna coffee. This was essentially ice coffee, milk and topped off with whip cream. Due to the whip cream, once mixed this was a very creamy coffee. Lastly, M went for a 'dessert' instead of a drink. He chosed the shaved ice with 5 topping ($5.75??). The topping were red beans, taro, taro tapioca, green beans and condense milk. Because the shaved ice is flavorless, so this main taste is just condense milk which I love. The taro (both type) on this dish was to die for. It was soft and sweet and delicious.

Although I did not like my drink, but I did like the other items I have tried. They also serve some light meals along with the drinks and desserts. I think this place would be great for anyone looking for a more relaxed and quiet place to chat the afternoon away with good friends.

2 comments:

Andy September 21, 2010 at 12:57 PM

You ordered the wrong items at Leisure :) Try their hot coffees and the fresh fruit tea. Their cheesecake is more Japanese influenced ie more fluffy and cake like than say a New York style.

Jenny September 23, 2010 at 10:31 AM

The fresh fruit tea and cheese cake sounds like a great idea, I will definitely keep that in mind the next time I am there. Not much of a coffee drink though XD

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