Choc drinks at Cacao Lab and lunch at +39 Pizzeria

Cacao Lab

Cacao Lab is one of the cafés owned by Cacao Fine Chocolates and Patisserie. They have many cute éclairs, cakes, macarons and chocolates but we were most interested in trying their de-constructed iced chocolates. They’re served divided into three separate beakers, and then you mix them together… kind of like the lab experiments we do for our chem eng subjects, except more edible 😛


iced choc salted caramel

Iced Chocolate – salted caramel (~$9)

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Italian food at D.O.C Espresso, Lygon Street

D.O.C. Espresso is part of the D.O.C. group, which has restaurants in a number of locations. Because it is a bit more commercialised it doesn’t have the same atmosphere as some of the more “family-owned” style restaurants on Lygon Street, so we probably wouldn’t come here for dinner. However, are also open for breakfast, lunch every day. They have a range of options on their menu including breakfast dishes, focaccias, piadine, pasta, salads and snacks.

DOC sign

Ani ~ I ordered the traditional lasagne with meat sauce and bechamel. When the dish arrived I was so excited (because I love lasagne) that I forgot to take a photo of it for the blog! But it doesn’t matter too much since it just looked like normal lasagne. It was pretty tasty, with a good balance between meat and bechamel, but it wasn’t amazing enough for me to justify the $18 price. You can easily find lasagne of a similar quality at a much lower price elsewhere (i.e. not on Lygon St). Continue reading