Have you ever met someone once and immediately know you click with them but then you realise that they’re leaving and basically never coming back?
This is the feeling I have with LD’s Little Delights a dessert parlour in Moonee Ponds. It’s an unusual place to find a dessert parlour where they open from 5pm to 10pm Monday to Friday and from noon till late on Weekends. And I was so excited about introducing this place to everyone and finally reveal it to Lianne (Food Made With Love), but unfortunately, they are closing down soon.
I first found LD’s Little Delights a couple of weeks ago ~ when they placed a coupon on Living Social for 12 cupcakes for $19 Mr Bao was very skeptical when I told him I bought the coupon and we have to go there after work Moonee Ponds definitely isn’t one of the areas that we go very often and is kind of out of our way…but for food and especially desserts it’s worth the distance We got there one a chilly Tuesday night, it took us a while to find car park and walked a little distance to get there. We were immediately welcomed by the lovely staff who led us to our table. Unfortunately, they didn’t get the order for my cupcakes, so there were no cupcakes for me to pick up but its okay they were very sincere about it, and since I was there anyway, I decided to try out their other desserts.
I was so excited when I saw that they had pistachio flavoured gelato, however, it had a very weird sandy texture… not sure if its because the custard was overcooked or undercooked before it was churned (no expert here) and there wasn’t a lot of pistachio flavour, so we were a little disappointed.
I was mesmerised by how pretty the churros were and the chocolate sauce with the little flower pattern! LOVE IT Wish they could teach me how they make it ~ and I’ve never had churros that were twisted into a little ribbon ~ They were so fresh and crispy yet fluffy in the middle. I now know fresh churros are always the BEST churros hehe and pair it with some melted dark chocolate, I don’t think my Tuesday night could get any better ~
I went on a crepe/pancake phase 2 weeks ago lol where I HAD to have them at least one or even twice a day so I couldn’t say no to the crepes and come on Dulce Leche yum yum yum! The crepe was so delicate and soft, it nearly melts in your mouth hehe then with the slightly warm banana slices and DULCE LECHE can’t get enough of this stuff ~ but once again…we were disappointed with the chocolate gelato, it was quite bland in taste and had a very weird texture I suggest if they had the chance… to change ice-cream suppliers.
That was the end of our dinner extravaganza that night, but I saw that they offer High Tea on the weekends, my friend Miss Dd was so impressed with the photos I posted on Instagram, I decided to bring her here for her birthday It’s quite reasonably priced $28 dollars per person with bottomless tea where we can try as many teas as we’d like from T2 ~
So a week later I picked Miss D up and drove to LD Little Delights again, I was a little worried about traffic, but being a Sunday, traffic was so smooth we got there within 30 minutes from where we live in the eastern suburbs.Once we got there we were immediately greeted by the energetic and enthusiastic Owner, Tash. She was so excited about us coming and quickly showed us to our table and started off by telling us about the different types of teas we could try.
They had 5 different types of tea for us to choose from ranging from the Melbourne Breakfast to the Russian tea, sorry I couldn’t remember the names but they were all very nice
Miss Dd started with a floral tea with very sweet pear notes to it A little too florally for my liking lol but still very yummy especially with some sugar.
I’ve always liked English breakfast tea so was intrigued to try their Melbourne Breakfast tea blend, its milder than the traditional English breakfast and had some chocolatey notes which I liked very muchieeee Shout Out to Mr Bao…. WHERE IS MY TEA SET? I can’t find it?! Sighhh I’ve been looking everywhere…but still can’t find it >_<
We enjoyed our teas for a few minutes, before Tash brought the 3 tier high tea set to us So pretty ~ and I loved how it came with mini churros and dulche leche Couldn’t stop grinning never had a high tea with churros!
Time to pig out ~ I’m very traditional and decided to start with the scones They were the crunchy on the outside but oh so fluffy on the inside ~ they might be slightly dry for some people, but with the whipped cream and marmalade perfect for me.
Miss Dd is a vegetarian ~ So I got to eat two of the mini quiche lorraines hehe can’t complain about that either ~ the quiche lorraine were nice and creamy with bacon, if I had to be picky, the pastry cases were a little thick but still quite nice ~
Its a genius idea to have churros for high tea, yes it may not be traditional…but why not? They’re so irresistible! Unfortunately, this time they weren’t as hot or crispy, but I think that’s my fault…because we left it for a while before we ate it and I took some time taking photos.
I could just eat the dulce leche by the spoonful so to be able to dunk the mini churros ~ just makes it even better I have to say though the dulce leche was a little thick so many if they had heated it up a little bit and it would’ve made it easier for us to ‘dip’ the churros ~ but I’m complaining hehe
I’m not sure if you’ve all had Red Skill Lollies before but they were a favourite of mine when growing up and we use to get them from the tuck shop in primary school for i think 20c? It doesn’t really have much taste lol it’s pink very sugary and to me yummy ~ You can still get them from Milk Bars and some lolly stores. It was very interesting when Tash introduced them to us, both Miss Dd and I were really excited about trying it. Sadly, I didn’t like it very much though, the cupcake itself was slightly dry while the topping was not buttercream frosting, instead I’m pretty sure it was made out of vegetable shortening which left a strange aftertaste in your mouth. I do applaud Tash for trying this combination and she asked us for our opinion and when I told her the trust, she happily accepted it and said “I was just testing it out, always good to get feedback”. Really nice when owners ask for feedback and want to improve.
I’m not sure if the macarons were store-bought or if they were made in house ~ We didn’t really like the pistachio as the pistachio flavour was a little artificial. I think the salted caramel wasn’t sweet enough and the macaron shell was a little to chewy. The pink strawberry macaron tasted more like plain almond vanilla macaron and last but not least the passion fruit macaron was the best hehe been having lots of passion fruit flavoured desserts lately
Overall, we really enjoyed the simplicity of LD’s Little Delights desserts and high tea ~ Happy Birthday again Miss D glad you had a good time!
Just as Miss D and I were talking about who else we’ll come here with…Tash wrote their farewell note, they have been open for 18 months and even though it has been going well…Tash and her partner have been offered another business opportunity which they couldn’t turn down. So LD’s Litte Delights is saying goodbye…we were their last high tea customers… so sad… their last day is this coming Sunday (27th July) if you’re in the area or have some time go drop by LD Little Delights before they bid farewell