Charisma Workshop

I discovered Charisma Workshop through the EatClub app. EatClub has introduced us to some of our new favourite restaurants, at up to 50 % off! Highly recommend downloading it and seeing what is around you.

Charisma Workshop is a cafe, hidden down an alleyway which is currently surrounded by construction. It is a bit dark, but there are definately some treasures to be found there!

Their staff are friendly, and so passionate about what they do – they make beautiful cakes, pastries and gourmet chocolates. Plus they have a menu filled with brunch and lunch dishes with creative twists.

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Delicious and dreamy hot chocolate

Their hot chocolates are made with couveture chocolate and are creamy, smooth, rich and delicious. They also have a great selection of teas and lattes which I’m definately heading back to try.

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I was craving a creamy porridge, and so I ordered their Cinamon Oat Porridge with red wine poached pear, seasonal fruit, Japanese black sugar syrup and citrus crumble. It was a generous serving. I loved the red wine pear – it was not too sweet, filled with flavour and helped to balance out the sweetness from the rest of the dish. The crumble added a delicious crunch. The syrup was so cool – such a trendy flavour in bubble tea at the moment, you see people lining up to try it, but it was very sweet. I think it would have been even better had the actual porridge been a bit less sweet to help the flavour of the syrup stand out a bit more. Really loved this dish though, and as you can see, the presentation was on point.

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My wife ordered the Thai style tempura fish and chips. Clearly we have very different tastebuds. I’m more of a sweet-tooth! I did steal quite a few of her chips though, they were crispy and fabulous. Her comments on this dish were that it was a massive serving, the fish was crispy but did not taste freshly battered, as it had definitely been frozen. I tried it and really liked the turmeric spice they used in the batter.

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These are some of the gorgeous handmade cakes on offer – they seriously look amazing. I will have to head back to try some – I was way too full at the time!

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Plus the handmade gourmet chocolates – we tried the yuzu buckwheat and the ruby caramel. We enjoyed them both, especially the ruby caramel. The yuzu was yummy, but could have used a bit more yuzu!

We really loved Charisma workshop  and look forward to going back and trying other things on the menu. Our only criticism: we think that they might have too much on offer (they even do cocktails!)- they might need to focus and refine on a couple of things, rather than trying to dip their toes in everything. However, they are a new cafe, so they may be still trying to find their perfect niche through experiemention. : D

Charisma Workshop Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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