I was a bit excited last week. I got invited to my first ever media event – tragic I know who wouldn’t want to invite the oh so fashion forward, little lady with a huge people power (aka me) to an event? Anyway I digress… I was quite excited and nearly RSVPd within seconds of receiving the invite… there was just one thing… It was for Mooberry one of the new uber trendy frozen yoghurt places popping up in Sydney. Now don’t hate me… hear me out… but I haven’t really warmed to the Sydney froyo scene. Growing up in California froyo in the US tastes – well – not as healthy essentially you are eating soft serve – yum! So I tried froyo a couple of times and then paused for contemplation.
A couple of weeks ago I was invited to my first ever media event! I was pretty bloody excited and RSVPd in seconds – like all the cool kids. Mooberry, an uber trendy frozen yoghurt chain was opening a three-level breakfast and dessert bar in Neutral Bay. Now through all my excitement there was a small rain cloud… I’ve not really warmed to froyo, it’s just one of those things, it’s not yoghurt and it’s not ice-cream and you know, it’s no Golden Spoon. But obviously, frozen yoghurt is a thing… or more specifically THE new thing in Sydney, nearly outnumbering convenience stores on George Street.
I knew of Mooberry because my Dad’s there biggest fan, so I knew exactly who to call to come with me! Not only would it be an early birthday present for Dad but he would be able to provide me with the taste buds of the millions of froyo fans out there.
On a balmy Thursday night me and Dad rocked up to this crowded and very crowded froyo bar. Decorated with fake turf and fairy lights it feels a little like we fell through the rabbit hole.
Upon entry you walk into the bar, offering four different flavours of froyo on top and a smorgusboard of both dessert and more breakfast toppings. The upper two levels provide cozy corners and group sitting areas to enjoy your froyos. For the event the flavours of choice were plain, chocolate, coconut and pomegranate. We got a coconut with chocolate and crumble toppings and a pomegranate with “healthy things” (that was dad’s choice). And you know what? I actually enjoyed it.
Well I liked the Coconut and they had a couple of smoothies rolling around, but it was a nice surprise. Essentially I had created a froyo bounty bar and the yoghurt flavour was perfectly masked. I was so impressed I ordered myself a coffee but alas Mooberry could not convert me that much.
Mooberry Neutral Bay is right next to Maisy’s 24 hour cafe and Sam’s Thai and offers another great addition for after movie dining or an alternative to a heavy meal or just a new late night snacking venue.