There's always a first time for everything and I think this is our first time to have yogurt at a restaurant. I've seen yogurt cafes in the Philippines when we vacationed there last year but we never had the chance to try it then. This year, Sydney Metro is starting to have more yogurt stores which is a great thing. Aussies now have more options for dessert: chocolate cafes, coffee boutiques, patisseries, ice cream parlours, tea salons, Asian dessert cafes, milk tea stores and now, yogurt cafes!
After our lunch at Beauty and the Beast Cafe & Restaurant in Strathfield, we noticed a new establishment near the train station. Instead of having dessert at Hello Happy, we decided to have yogurt for dessert.
Yogurberry, from the words yogurt and berry, started in a small town in Korea in 2004. In three years, they expanded into 50 outlets in Korea. Later on, they opened stores in USA, China, Malaysia, Brazil, Sudan, UAE, Bolivia, Paraguay, India, Pakistan, Kuwait, Nigeria, Panama, and Australia.
Their newest store in Strathfield is attractive and colourful that's why we can't help but hang out and have a cup of yogurt.
We eat yogurt at home but we're practically amateurs when it came to enjoying frozen yogurt in a cafe. It just seemed fussy at first but we're grateful that there was a board that showed instructions on how to make our own cup of yogurt.
There were two brightly-coloured cups to choose from: the blue's bigger and the green's on the medium side.
Then we moved to the yogurt dispenser which looks soooo cute because of the lighted drawings on the wall above it. You can choose from any of the different flavours of yogurt but they also have an Original Plain flavour (the unflavoured yogurt). Their flavours include chocolate, passion fruit, taro, mango, blueberry, strawberry, pomegranate, green apple, pineapple and banana.
I chose the Taro flavour and I was grateful that the staff was helpful enough to demonstrate how to pull down the dispenser handle. He later handed the cup to me so I can experience doing it myself.The fun part is adding the toppings of your choice to our yogurt. The toppings buffet is divided in half: sweets (a.k.a. not so healthy options) and fruits (healthy options). My eyes were fixed on the sweets hahaha, it was only a bit later when I noticed that they had fruit toppings. I was able to add a few strawberries and blueberries to our sweet toppings of M&Ms, chocolates and nuts.
Once finished, the cup is placed on a scale which will automatically measure the weight and its equivalent amount. Our medium-sized cup amounted to AUD$6.30.
It was Yogurberry's first week of opening in Strathfield when we visited in October. It was a rainy day that time but we enjoyed our cold yogurt dessert. The Taro flavour is commendable. It has a good balance of sweet and sour.
We like their spacious branch and youthful interiors. I look forward to having dessert here again.
4 The Boulevard
Strathfield, NSW 2135