Leisure Tea and Coffee is a popular bubble tea and hang out place on Alexandra Road. The outside never looked particularly interesting and it just never stood out to me. It’s located in a corner next to Old Buddies Seafood Restaurant. The inside is long and narrow with wooden chairs and tables. The counter where the staff make the food and drinks is adorned with many porcelain teacups. The menu has sweet desserts like crepes, blueberry pie, scones and the cake of the day as well as savoury snacks, sandwiches and waffles.
We all shared the Fresh Mango Icy which was shaved ice with mango and condensed milk. I love condensed milk and mango so this was the perfect combination and desserts are tastier with condensed milk! My friends said the portion seemed smaller than before though. The portion was still good for sharing between 2-3 people.
It was another nice sunny day in Vancouver! Yes I have to comment on the weather because it still feels rare to see the sun around here… Anyway my friend and I went to Aberdeen and had some shaved ice from Frappe Bliss. They recently moved their store location to the back of the food court because the new Bubble Waffle Cafe took over their previous location. In fact I almost forgot they existed… Basically you can either choose your own toppings and create your own combo or you can choose some of their premade combos as well like Strawberry Romance or Matcha Delight. We decided to make our own so we chose green tea shaved ice ($3) with green tea ice cream ($1.50), grass jelly ($1.00) and mangos ($1.00). Our combo came to about $6.50. They happened to run out of mochi or else we would have added that too. =(
I also noticed that they changed their bowls to a wider and more shallow bowl vs. a deeper less wide bowl so there might have been less product compared to before. The counter person also asked if we wanted some condensed milk on top after and we said yes. For some reason it just didn’t taste as good as it used to. Or my tastes have changed. The green tea ice cream was crumbly and they could have added more mango. I also felt that the flavour of the shaved ice wasn’t very strong either although it’s probably not suppose to be since it’s just ice. Furthermore, the service was a bit lackluster but that’s not really a problem.
If you haven’t tried Frappe Bliss before you might still want to try it once but I think my shaved ice phase is over for now. Also it might be cheaper to order some of their premade combos too.