7/5/16 update – Brownhaus has since closed, check out other Perth desserts reviews here
I was very curious as I wandered pass Brownhaus in Subiaco, there were signs advertising hot and cold macarons, waffles and Belgian chocolate. It was also the latest dessert parlour my bro ex-fatty and his gf Little Miss Bacon had been talking about so burger boy thought we’d give it a try.
No surprises, we ordered the macarons sharing plate to share ($14.90). This dessert plate was impressive and presentation wise, better than I had expected.
Flavours on the plate and what we thought clock-wise starting from the massive macaron:
- The massive macaron was served warm and was a red fruit flavour. burger boy described this macaron as fruits of the forest (it was very fruity!). I thought it tasted like a berry jam. I didn’t know if I would like a warm macaron but it was nice but you have to have a sweet tooth to like this. Side note – my Donna Hay megacrons as named by Sue Yeap and as featured on Little Miss Bacon’s blog was not so odd after all!
- The mini fig macaron, although I like fig was a bit too intense for my liking. I was impressed that the filling was made from real fig and it wasn’t just fig flavoured.
- The apricot macaron tasted like apricot, but we weren’t a fan. burger boy compared it to the unwanted leftover Cadbury chocolates in the box and the feeling you get when you bite into it only to be disappointed…
- I don’t eat bananas so burger boy had the banana macaron all to himself. He thought it was way too sweet and again wasn’t a fan.
- My favourite was the orange macaron which was lighter in flavour and sweet without being overpowering.
- The macarons were served with a beautiful slice of hazelnut gelato. I was expecting a plain old scoop so I thought the presentation was lovely, it was also very tasty. burger boy doesn’t like hazelnut but really enjoyed this hazelnut gelato. It complemented the richness of the macarons well.
burger boy had also felt like ice-cream so he ordered a bowl of cookies & cream ice-cream with chocolate shavings & sauce. For $4.90 I thought it was pretty good value as there were three scoops:
But it was really just cookies & cream ice-cream…there was nothing special about it. In saying that, we were discussing burger boy’s choice and decided that Brownhaus isn’t somewhere you just go for ice-cream. There were a selection of cocktails available too – there were pina coladas from just $6!! We didn’t have one tonight but the list is tempting – pina old fashion, pina mango colada (I’m keen to try this!), pina hurricane colada, pina planters colada, pina berry colada…
Service-wise the young guy who took our order was good and attentive. I have read mixed reviews on the service but our experience was positive.
The macarons are different to what I’ve had and perhaps a tad sweeter than I usually have them but overall still nice. Still loving the novelty of the hot macaron!