Still obsessed with the cronut craze, I finally visited The Grumpy Barista to try their very famous Nutella Injected cronut, only to have the last one sold to the person right in front of us..Talk about disappointment!
Macadamia and Pistachio cronut, $6 each.
“We accept the food we think we deserve”, unfortunately I had to settle and go for the only two flavors they had left, Macadmia and Pistachio.
The macadamia cronut was exactly the same as the pistachio one, the only key difference was the nuts sprinkled on the outside (filling was identical).
It’s a normal flakey pastry rolled in a bit of icing sugar, sliced horizontally and filled with custard, then drizzled with a bit of honey and topped with the corresponding nuts.
I definitely did enjoy these as they were different to the ones I’ve had before.
So, how do the cronuts here compare to the ones at Brewtown Newtown? Since I’m always procrastinating, I’ve compiled a short list of the key differences I’ve picked up between the two.
- Only two flavors available on the day
- Limited number of cronuts available
- Price for all cronuts: $6
- A little softer and more on the greasy side
- Makes cronuts in massive batches and don’t sell out as quick
- 6 flavors to choose from (coffee, cinnamon, glazed, passionfruit, jam, chocolate)
- Price range is $4.50-$6.50.
- More firm with a bit of a crisp, still just as greasy.
Italian hotpot, $13.50 + $2 for chorizo.
Baked spicy tomatoes with two eggs, a few bits of mushrooms and thin slices of chorizo. The original dish contains cheese but I got that removed from my order because I don’t eat cheese unless it’s on pizza because my brain is fucked up like that.
This is paired with two slices of freshly toasted soy and linseed bread, the egg is runny enough for you to dip into. The tomato wasn’t very sweet, but more on the sour-y side with a very light hint of chilli just to get your taste buds going.
A pretty decent but mediocre dish, only improvement i’d wish to see is to give use more than three measly slices of chorizo!
The waiters here are definitely not grumpy at all, we had excellent service, they were very friendly and accomodating and were constantly asking checking up on us, never have I gotten so much attention from anyone!
I definitely will be back for the Nutella custard cronut! Keep up to date with the crap I eat on Instagram