Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Buba & La Paddington

Buba & La is a beautiful little shop tucked away at the top end of La Trobe Terrace in Paddington. Buba & La is the sort of place that is a delight to find when you are walking by on a lazy Saturday afternoon- just as I did a couple of weekends ago. The sign out the front lists homewares, decorateor items and coffee, so it was just what we were after.

The understated gem provided the perfect place for me to look at beautiful things, whilst C could sip on a coffee. We headed to the back of the store to order and suddenly the lucious looking chocolate brownies caught my eye. I also saw that C was eyeing off the brownies too- luckily there were 2 left!

Aside from the sweets, they do have a limited menu available i.e in the cabinet there seemed to be a couple of savoury items such as filos and quiches. The usual coffee menu exists as well as some interesting, not-so-run of the mill cold drinks such as New Zealand brand Phoenix's organic creaming soda.

We grabbed a table out the front which was a lovely vantage point to watch the passers. Our brownies arrived and looked almost too delicious to bite into. Almost. Taking my first bite revealed that looks can be deceiving. The brownie appeared as though it could have been one of the richest sweets of all time, but somehow managed to be very light. The nuts were very apparent and the icing was smooth and cocoa laden. I'm not sure if I am disappointed that the each bite wasn't overwhelmingly rich or happy that I could finish the whole treat without feeling sick. I might just have to try another one to make my mind up!

C is a man of few words but described the coffee as 'a good cup of coffee'. I probed for further information, but there wasn't any. Just a good cup of coffee. So sorry about the uninformative description on that one.

The whole experience of visiting Buba and La was very relaxed and really suited the style of the day. I wouldn't head there if you were after a huge lunch, but for a coffee and something light, plus some beautiful homewares, it's the perfect place to go in Paddington.

So tell me, What gorgeous little places have you stumbled across by accident?

Buba & La
139 Latrobe Terrace
Paddington QLD 4064 -
(07) 3368 2384

2 fabulous comments:

mademoiselle délicieuse said...

Agree, that brownie is so dark and rich it looks like it could kill people with chocolateliness!

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

I have to admit I struggle for adjcetives with coffee-it's either a great coffee or not. I wish I could come up with a better description! :P

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