Having seen amazing photos of their beautiful creations on Instagram, we were so excited to try Passion Tree in Chatswood, a cute and charming cafe that boasts an impressive array of tasty desserts!
With a rotating list of exciting new flavours to try every season, we couldn’t wait to try some of their famous desserts, and we were lucky enough to get a taste of a few. All of the dishes are perfect for sharing with a group of friends, as the portions are generous, and it’s great to sample a taste of each one!
My first pick was the Choc Honey Bread, which was a unique dish, the star of which was a sweet loaf with a surprisingly dense texture. It was topped with a generous chocolate drizzle, and as it was brought out, a dollop of whipped cream was placed around a scoop of ice-cream. The sweet strawberries on the side finished off the dish nicely. While I wasn’t sure what to expect at first, each bite had the perfect balance of sweet and savoury, with contrasting textures that melted in your mouth! It was our favourite dish of the day, and so more-ish, we’ll definitely be back for this one!
My second choice was the Chocolate Fondue. One of the best I’ve had so far, it came with a generous helping of both milk and dark chocolate in a divided bowl, and sides of bananas, strawberries, marshmallows, banana bread, waffle pieces and two macarons! We really enjoyed the balance of fruit and sweet items to dip into the decadent chocolate, and the chocolate stayed nice and melted throughout our dessert, which was great.
We also tried two items at the suggestion of the Passion Tree staff, and were so glad to have tried them. The Watermelon Bingsoo, a dish that Passion Tree introduced last summer, and is bringing back soon for this season, was so refreshing and delightful! It was presented beautifully in a half watermelon, with watermelon-flavoured shaved ice in the centre, and watermelon balls artfully scooped out of the middle and placed on top. A scoop of vanilla ice-cream adorned the tower, and it was so delicious mixing the ice-cream, shaved ice and watermelon pieces for a refreshing treat to cut through the sweetness of the other dishes. A must have for any Passion Tree visit!
The Strawberry Tower, a summer special, was the second recommended item, and we really enjoyed this dish as well. Fresh bananas and strawberries adorned the sides of the tower, and it was topped off with a generous helping of whipped cream with a strawberry at the peak. What we really loved were the strawberry drizzle and flavoured beads that surrounded the tower, and each mouthful was bursting with flavour!
Finally, I picked an array of colourful and vibrant macarons in a variety of flavours. The salted caramel was my favourite, and the strawberry was a close second, and they were beautifully presented in a nice take-away box for me to take back with me!
The cafe is located just past the new food court in the Chatswood Interchange, so go through the two sets of double doors, and you’ll easily find it. The interior is spacious and there is plenty of seating for large groups. The staff were so friendly and helpful with our orders, and while it does take some time for the desserts to be made, it’s well worth the wait, as they are beautifully presented and truly stunning to look at. Have a glance at the macarons and cakes on display at the counter, as there’s sure to be a delicious dessert option amongst those items as well!
As their tagline promises, Passion Tree’s desserts really do hit the sweet spot! We thoroughly enjoyed our experience, and the diverse range of rich chocolately treats and and lighter, more refreshing menu options leaves Passion Tree as one of the best dessert outlets we’ve ever tried! We’d highly recommend the Choc Honey Bread, and when the Watermelon Bingsoo launches in store, that’s an absolute must.
Note: Khana dined as a guest of Passion Tree.