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PappaRich, Joondalup

Papparich JoondalupWebsite:

Perthians north of the river jump for joy! The third PappaRich has recently opened inside Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Centre! No more long distance driving if you are craving for some hawker style food! One fine Saturday I ended up there, thrilled to be invited for lunch to celebrate its opening, I love the food at PappaRich!

PappaRich offers traditional Malaysian cuisine, in the form of authentic, high quality hawker-style street food which is right up my alley. My family and I have been frequent visitors to the Carousel branch as it was much easier to get parking and very convenient to sneak in for a meal after shopping. The same can be said now for the Joondalup branch! H&M, here I come!

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Sugar and Spice Patisserie, Joondalup

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Sugar and Spice Patisserie is located on Lakeside Drive in Joondalup. Joondalup is approximately 27km north of Perth – not a place I frequent often, I think I’d only been to Joondalup twice in my life. Why did I travel all the way this time round to this cafe? Knowing the sweet tooth I am, my friends wanted me to try what they think is one of the best patisserie in the north region. I happily obliged. I found out later that they were the winner of the Australia’s Best Bakery in 2010. Off to a good start.

Sugar & Spice has a smallish indoor but a huge alfresco seating.

Indoor areaAlfrescoI was blown away with the desserts on offer there. There are so many varieties of cakes, tarts, macarons, pies, cupcakes etc. You name it! I didn’t know what to choose and where to begin! I wish I didn’t had lunch beforehand. Oh yeah, before I forget, there are also a selection of savory items.

Savory foodLarge selection of sweets


We made a large selection to start with but narrowed it down to the following after alot of umm and ahh, and with the help of the staff’s recommendation:

  • Long Mac and Iced Chocolate
  • Quiche Lorraine
  • Cheese Stick
  • Apple Pie
  • Orgasm

Long MacIced Chocolate

The Iced Chocolate is one of the best my friend had – lots of chocolate sauce, topped with chunks of chocolate pieces. Long Mac was great – bitter like how I like it.

Quiche Lorraine

Cheese Stick

I had a taste of the Quiche and it was good with creamy filling and crusty pastry. The Cheese Stick though was not crunchy enough for my liking, slightly doughy and did not have enough cheese taste to it. I like them strong.

Apple pieThe Apple Pie comes with short crust base filled with a mix of fresh apples and sultanas. Check out the big chunks of apple pieces! I’m normally not a big fan of Apple Pie but I had a few mouthful of this!OrgasmThe Orgasm is one of their more popular selection (as told by the staff). I chose this over the Death by Chocolate cake, Whoopie Pie, Banofee Pie and Strawberry Tart. Sigh, it was a hard choice! The Orgasm is white chocolate custard baked in a shortcrust case. It’s another version of the creme brulee, with a soft texture and not too sickly sweet. I like!

It was worth the trip to Sugar & Spice to try the dessert. I must say the staff are very friendly and helpful, taking time to explain each of the dessert to us. I wish I live nearer so I can visit this cafe more often!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Rating by: N.L.

Sugar and Spice Patisserie
Telephone: 08 9301 2209
Address: 189 Lakeside Drive, Joondalup
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