An Afternoon at Tea Avenue

Thursday, January 28, 2016


A friend and I made plans to grab a late lunch before our lecture on Wednesday and after deliberating for far too long settled on Tea Avenue in Cinnamon Gardens. Neither of us is much of a tea person, so that rather significant portion of the menu was left untouched, but what we did end up ordering hit the spot nicely.

For a place that prides itself in being more about their tea than anything else, Tea Avenue knows their way around good food - both the creamy chicken pasta and prawn toast were packed full of flavour. The real winners of the day, however, were what came after!

The blueberry cheesecake Lucky ordered was so good, I almost wish I had ordered it myself. Almost.

What I did was forego the dessert menu and have their signature strawberry cocoa lavish. I had heard nothing but good things about it, so I went in with absurdly high expectations and they were all fulfilled! The fresh strawberries, the chocolate sauce, the cream - it's a classic combination, but Tea Avenue has somehow managed to make it their own.




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  1. the food looks amazing! I hope that they have that here in Manila, I want to try the blueberry cheesecake (I have a thing for cheesecakes) and the strawberry cocoa looks like a love. Strawberry and cocoa... I love both! The pasta also looks delicious and for the toast, I want to try it but whenever I get spicy food I either end up red or tad bit itchy and my lips ends up feeling like Kylie Jenner's.

    Mia xx | Chaotic Tales

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    1. Oh, but there's just one branch of Tea Avenue and it's the one I went to. I'm sure you'll be able to find something close in Manila though. Or you could always come visit ours! ^^
      Haha, those are rather unfortunate circumstances to get the Kylie Jenner look in.

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  2. Oh gosh, these cakes look wonderful! Little slip ups in service happen, but as long as they're rectified with understanding from both parties, I don't see why that can't be overlooked! What's more is that the food tastes good!

    May | THE MAYDEN | bloglovin'

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    1. Yes, but what was a little concerning was that they didn't really have too many customers to attend to! Nevertheless, it was rectified real quick and the food was delicious. ^^

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  3. Wow I love your food photography! I am so hungry now!!!

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    Xin

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  4. You made me hungry girl.

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  5. Omg reading this post has literally made my mouth water so much. D: That cake and pasta looks absolutely amazing. Great pictures! <3

    The Dazzle Guide

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    1. Thank you! I think I'll go for the cheesecake the next time I go there. ^^

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  6. Woaw... The food looks really delicious...great work minaali

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  7. The pictures looks good specially the blueberry cheesecake. Your friend has good taste in food. Hoping to see more posts from you. And I also love blueberry cheesecake

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    1. Ehem, I'll tell her you said that. ^^
      Thank you!

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  8. Yum! Oh I'm definitely heading to the kitchen after typing this :P -Maireem

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  9. Oh my goodness, reading this at 11:20pm is not a good idea! I'm hungry now haha. Everything looks so darn good! :P
    ♥NY
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    1. Oops, probably not the best idea! But everything was as good as it looks. ^^

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  10. I've just found your blog and I absolutely love it (also man this post made me hungry)
    -G,x
    Mandeville Sisters

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    1. Thank you so much! Haha, the food was good. <3

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  11. Oh gosh! Everything looks absolutely delicious!
    WritingMonique

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  12. The cake and the drink looks amazing! Your pictures make me so hungry. And this place sounds incredibly good food wise :) x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Surprisingly though, they have pretty mixed reviews! I think it has a lot to do with what you order. ^^

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  13. Ooooh Tea Avenue looks amazing! It's making me starving for some nice grub! Oh gosh...

    xx Bash | H E Y   B A S H | bloglovin'

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    1. Oops, I feel like I should apologise! But the food really did look (and taste) pretty good. <3

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  14. Oh my, that cocoa lavish looks amazing! I need to have that!
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  15. These look absolutely delicious, I adore your food photography! Prawn toast is my favourite thing ever! xD xx

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    1. Thanks so much. ^^
      I'm still new to this whole food photography game, so that made me feel better about it!

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  16. This looks heavenly!! Great post!
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  17. Oh yummy ! I love it :)

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  18. great photos, and darn it, I'm hungry now *contemplates raiding fridge for ice cream*

    safah | oh, how i wander

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    1. I hope you did raid the fridge for ice cream and found some there. Everyone needs some ice cream in their life. ^^

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  19. this looks amazing :)
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  20. This is legit foodporn! I just want to reach into the photos.

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    Hannie Arden from Missing Wanderer.

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  21. The food looks incredibly delicious! What a nice place to eat at!

    Luxessed

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  22. Wow this is probably one of the most delicious looking things I've seen! All of it looks so good - especially the dessert! Can imagine that being a great day haha! xx

    Filippa | Always a Dot

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    1. Yes, but it made us so sleepy and not at all ready for lectures! Still worth it. <3

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  23. That looks amazing! I love decadent desserts like that, sometimes they end up being my main meal. Would love to try and make that myself!

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    1. Thank you! It was on the heavier side, so I'm glad I stuck with just an appetiser before. <3
      Let me know how that goes if you do decide to make it. ^^

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  24. Wow! These all look sooo good! The pasta, that drink! I would freakin' love to visit here! I also love Tea, so this would be a great place for me to visit. Your blog is really nice btw, totally going to go follow you on bloglovin'!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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    1. OKAY SO I'M GOING TO FANGIRL ABOUT YOU FOLLOWING ME BECAUSE I LOVE YOUR BLOG SO MUCH EEE ;_; <3
      Thank you. ^^

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  25. Creamy chicken pasta? Yes please! Seriously, all of the food featured in this post is pretty much swoon-worthy! You have brilliant food photography skills, by the way :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
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    1. Thanks so much! I'm still pretty new to this whole food photography thing, so it's good to hear that. <3

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  26. Nice pictures, they make me constantly drooling. But you must be "I'm sorry, please be patient I need to take a photo of these foods at every different angles. Don't touch that. Just a minute..." haha

    Dayu, Fairytale Odyssey

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    1. Haha, I try hard not to be that way. I always photograph my friend's food first and then spend forever photographing mine. My family and friends are used to it though! <3

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  27. Oh wow, this makes me so hungry! It all looks so nice! XO

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  28. Ohhhmmmy the cholocolate and blueberry cheesecake looks tasty.
    This is a perfect tea venue indeed.

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  29. Looks like you said such a fun time, I love going out and doing things like this with my friends as well. Plus all of that food looks incredible, especially the cheesecake!

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    1. The cheesecake did look (and taste) good. ^^

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  30. Cinnamon Gardens? That sounds divine! I heard that cinnamon in Sri Lanka is amazingg.

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    1. You heard correct! But Cinnamon Gardens is just the name for this area nowadays. ^^

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  31. Excuse me as my stomach grumbles

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  32. Wow this post has me DROOLING! That cheesecake looks like heaven on earth... why does lunch have to still be a few hours away?

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    Ashley || Sed Bona

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