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Dessert Story

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195 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9650 7776
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11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Sydney
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79 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

had massive asian dessert cravings and it was late (11pm) so happy to find this still open, tried the black sticky rice with taro mash & red bean. it was delicious! huge portion and cheap! and got mango & tofu pudding takeaway which i ate when i got back to hotel :P very satisfying!

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Thank jetsetqueen54321
Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I ordered a tofu and mango dessert and was very pleased. The coconut milk helped sweeten the dessert and made it taste great. My dad ordered the sago dessert and it was very tasty. I also got a taro bubble tea, it tasted like fruit loops, tad too sweet for my liking, It is a groovy place for a late... More 

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Thank Cassidydaniel
Brisbane
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488 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were walking through Chinatown and stumbled upon this place. We had found it after dinner so it was a perfect chaser. We were served quickly, the dessert café is small but busy. We order 2 different desserts between 4 people and it was more than enough. The shaved ice bowls were massive and very sweet! A very nice end... More 

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Thank DJ_Mizit
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82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious and refreshing dessert that is not too sweet (aka guilty). The tofu dessert does have the tofu taste and nice with coconut cream and mango. Only thing is that they should have used real mangoes given they are in season and not the canned stuff which was a bit disappointing. Not a bad place for a rest and having... More 

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Thank Sillypiggys
Sydney, Australia
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232 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Couldnt even give me a tax receipt despite having a computerised register. The ice was wrong, the flavours and consistency of all ingredients were wrong wrong wrong. If you compare this place with "Meet Fresh" the taiwanese dessert place. Dessert story is an utter disgrace.

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Thank Mike S
Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a couple of weird but good desserts .. very very busy . They only accept cash thats a downside place is very cramped .. way too many table in a small place. Another negative you have to go to the counter to place your order. Went with a couple of friends tried a couple of different desserts the special... More 

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Thank Sid K
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104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

They are efficient, what you see is what you get. Tasty and well priced. Mango Tofu is my favourite. Sweetness level is good as well.

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Thank Veraveganz
Auckland, New Zealand
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

If you've never tried asian desserts one then go here! They serve a huge variety of different deserts including tofu "custards", red bean, frozen shaved milk (our favourite) as well as bubble teas etc. For the new comer to the Frozen Milk desserts - they are huge - so ensure you go prepared to share with another person. Really reasonably... More 

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Thank Michelle C
New South Wales, Australia
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29 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Most of the desserts and ice cream flavours were Asian influenced. Some items are good. Specially chocolate and hazelnut flavoured dish. Black sticky rice with ice cream were not the best. Need more sweetness and flavour. It was very bland.

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Thank Roshan R
Singapore, Singapore
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151 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Your typical Hong Kong dessert stall. Tried it twice - had the snow ice as well as the normal shaved ice version of the mango dessert. Overall good selection except that the price (~A$9 each bowl) is slightly more that you would have to pay in Hong Kong. However, this is Melbourne afterall!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian
Restaurant features
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Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 00:00
Monday
11:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 195 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9650 7776

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Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.
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