Tokyo Lamington have moved from their original location in Haymarket to a side street in Newtown. We hadn’t visited their original store but had always been keen to try and made a visit this weekend.
The small little store was packed with people keen to try one of their delicious little treats. We line up and it doesn’t take too long, ordering the “OG”, a Yuzu Meringue, a coffee and some Onigiri.
We’ve always been a fan of a lamington, the traditional style and love nothing more than one from the local bakery with jam and cream. This one, named “The OG” from Tokyo Lamington has taken it to another level – the soft sponge is filled with Raspberry Jam and Vanilla Cream. It has then been dipped in Chocolate Sauce and coated with Shredded Coconut and is undoubtedly the best we’ve had!
The very popular Yuzu Meringue lamington is a coconut free option, filled with yuzu curd, fresh cream and dipped in toasted meringue. It is so good!
They’ve got a range of other flavours too including Black sesame, red velvet, ferrero reveal, neopolitan, and this will make us return for more.
We also had Onigiri in Japan and we love this type of sushi and we’re keen for some of these here. Whilst we waited a little bit for the Onigiri, we are glad we did for they were warm and super fresh. We tried the bacon and egg, as well as the tofu and vegetable and there are also other flavours too.
The cafe also sells tea, Mork hot chocolate and single 0 coffee, and they made a darn good cup of coffee.
Staff here were also super lovely and helpful.
We enjoyed our visit a lot, and look forward to returning.
If you need to read up on any dietary inforrmation, see their website
277 Australia St Newtown
Open 7am-3pm daily