Feel Good Treats – Theic Tea Bar

In recent times, I’ve noticed the trend of ‘healthier’ desserts where they use other ingredients to substitute the butter, sugar or even eggs. I caught up with Sofia (Poppet’s Window) a couple of weeks ago and she tagged me in a photo on Instagram. It was a photo of a snickers ball from Theic Tea Bar in Collingwood, I was immediately sold without any prior knowledge that it was a vegetarian and vegan friendly cafe.

Theic Tea Bar

Theic Tea Bar

Located on the small back street (Cromwell St), it’s quite interesting as Theic Tea bar is situated inside theย INSITU furniture gallery and is quite easy to miss, but they do have a sign outside pointing you to the furniture store. It’s such a pretty fitting, spacious with great lighting! It’s also quiet so it would make a great ‘coffice’. Love that term essentially making a cafe your office for the day ๐Ÿ˜›

Small treats and goodies

Small treats and goodies

As their name suggest Theic Tea Bar focuses on serving tea and have a good range of teas such as black, red and green. The food menu is a little smaller, with some breakfast options, a tasting plate to share and some small treats. Love their little display of their baked goodies!

Matcha latte $6

Matcha latte $6

Sorry guys I don’t remember how much the matcha (green tea) latte was but it was about $6. Made with soy milk, the matcha flavour was very strong and not sweet at all. I was really impressed because a lot of matcha lattes I’ve had in Melbourne are very weak and more often taste like matcha flavoured milk. The friendly waitress also told us that they used panela sugar to sweeten the matcha latte, which is a bonus as I love the slightly caramelised flavour from the sugar.

Matcha Latte

Matcha Latte

Highly recommend this to all matchaholics out there like me ๐Ÿ˜€

Persimmon Leaf Tea

Persimmon Leaf Tea

Sofia ordered the Persimmon Leaf Tea, I didn’t try it, but it smelt so good! Super florally and refreshing! Definitely need to try next time I go. It’s also nice that the water was topped up a couple of times ๐Ÿ™‚ We could enjoy the tea and not feel rushed at all ~

Tasting plate to share $10

Tasting plate to share $10

It was our brunch which turned more into lunch so we decided to try the Tasting Plate To Share with 3 pates served with Loafer toast. We chose the Lemon & Dill ‘cheese’, Carrot & Fennel pate and Mushroom & Truffle pate. Ok… I’m going to be honest before trying the pates I was a little skeptical as they were all vegan-friendly (at least I think so ๐Ÿ™‚ But I was proved so wrong! The mushroom and truffle pate was definitely my favourite, intense truffle flavour! Lemon and dill was the next pick a little creamier, while the carrot and fennel was a lighter but just as good.

Granola with soy milk $8

Granola with soy milk $8

The waitress was so kind and separated the Granola with soy milk into two glasses to make it easier for us to share. The granola had toasted oats, roasted almonds, honey and dried fruits and served with soy milk. Crunchy and sweet, the two important features granola should have ๐Ÿ™‚ Wished they sold it in large bags because I’ll definitely buy it!

Mocha Fudge Brownie Bite $4 and Snickers Ball $4

Mocha Fudge Brownie Bite $4 and Snickers Ball $4

Time for some sweet treats! We tried the Mocha Fudge Brownie Bite which was Gluten Free, Raw and Vegan made from Proud Mary coffee, activated nuts, cacao and coconut oil.ย This is probably the first proper vegan brownie I’ve had, and I actually really enjoyed it, coffee flavour was strong and had a very soft fudgy texture ~

Snickers Ball $4

Snickers Ball $4

The Snickers Ball was also gluten free and vegan made out of cacao, peanuts, coconut dates. As soon as I popped it into my mouth it was like a nut explosion in my mouth, the peanut flavour was so intense and could also taste the sweetness from dates. I think these would be perfect after gym snacks!

Chai Latte

Chai Latte

Our lovely lunch ended with a chai latte, as my waitress said she made it for herself and gave us some to try. I think chai is going to be the new coffee! So many cafes are now offering chai and some make it really well. Theic Tea Bar did a great job, aromatic, fragrant and sweet.

So good to catch up with Sofia and hope we can do it again soon! I actually really enjoyed Theic Tea Bar and think it’s a great idea to have some Feel Good Treats and be able to indulge without having to feel guilty.

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11 thoughts on “Feel Good Treats – Theic Tea Bar

  1. viveka October 22, 2013 at 9:07 am Reply

    Brilliant post again and your photos has become fantastic now .. clear and great angle on them. Always enjoy reading your reviews – I can’t stand tea of any kind, but I really enjoyed your post here. Excellent job, again.

  2. milkteaxx October 22, 2013 at 10:13 am Reply

    the decor is so cute! love these healthier desserts places too, i feel less guilty!

  3. Libby October 22, 2013 at 10:41 am Reply

    Oooh that matcha latte looks delicious and the Snickers ball is very tempting too. It would definitely go down well after lunch at work when I’m about to fall asleep haha.

  4. Keren October 22, 2013 at 1:00 pm Reply

    Oh wow, this place looks stunning … I would definitely have to get The Sparky there without telling him it was vegan but I’m pretty sure he’d forgive me after one bite of that Snickers Ball ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. hotlyspiced October 22, 2013 at 2:21 pm Reply

    That looks like a lovely cafe. Vegan and vegetarian cafes seem to be popping up everywhere. I love the look of that snickers ball xx

  6. Tina @ bitemeshowme October 22, 2013 at 2:24 pm Reply

    Knowing how big your sweet tooth is, I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed it. And like you, when I have matcha lattes I really like the matcha leaves/powder flavour and not just ‘flavoured’ milk. Love the look of that granola!

  7. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella October 22, 2013 at 6:43 pm Reply

    I love chai too! It’s what I usually order at cafes ๐Ÿ™‚ But that matcha latte would give it a run for its money I think! ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. GourmetGetaways (@GourmetGetaway) October 23, 2013 at 4:25 pm Reply

    What a great place to grab a yummy healthy treat! I love the sound of the snickers ball!

  9. Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake October 23, 2013 at 6:04 pm Reply

    That green tea looks so GOOD! In fact, everything looks good. Gotta go there some time. I’m so in love with all sorts of teas right now.

    PS. We still have to catch up! Keep thinking about it but keep having no time. Will definitely msg you about it soon! ๐Ÿ˜›

  10. Cara @ Gourmet Chick October 24, 2013 at 5:05 pm Reply

    So glad that there are more and more tea spots springing up in Melbourne – we need good tea as well as coffee.

  11. Nami | Just One Cookbook October 29, 2013 at 4:43 am Reply

    Hmmm matcha latte! I am about to go pick up my kids but I need to quickly swing by to get matcha latte. It’s so good! I need to make it at home since I always have matcha and it’s so easy to make (but I’m just lazy…). I would love to open up a tea bar… ๐Ÿ™‚

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