📍 7040 Warden Avenue, Markham, Ontario
Went to Green Grotto because we were craving desserts and bubble tea! Green Grotto is also a pretty good study spot, since they have outlets, food and drinks, and a washroom in this location.
We were handed our menus right after being seated down. Coming in around 1 PM, there was still a decent crowd as there were a few others who were studying in the corners. Complementary popcorn was given not long after we sat down – one of the perks of visiting Green Grotto 🙂
They had an array of cakes and it was so hard to pick just one! We ordered the Creme Brulee Cheesecake, which was pretty good. Although the “creme brulee” portion of the cake wasn’t that caramelized, but it was still decent enough to add to the cheesecake flavour.
And while we’re here, might as well satisfy our bubble tea cravings too right? Hahaha. Mango Slush, given with a spoon to scoop out the excess slush.
I originally wanted the Tiramisu cake, but they didn’t have that, so I settled for the Chocolate Truffle cake instead. It was rich and super chocolate-y, which I loved. Each bite of the cake just melted into my mouth, which was divine. I took a close-up shot of the cake, which shows the different layers of chocolate-y goodness 😉 .
I also ordered a Lychee Green Tea with tapioca for myself (pictured bottom left).
We were both pretty full at the end of our dessert session! We didn’t have to wait long for our orders and food timing was good because our bubble teas came first, and then our cakes. Had a very positive experience here. Plus, dessert time is definitely a good way to catch up with friends 🙂 !
Also didn’t realize this until we left, but they forgot to charge for my Chocolate Truffle cake, since there was like a back-and-forth thing going on (my original cake wasn’t available, the server presented me with the menu again, I took some time to look at it and decide, then I ordered the Chocolate Truffle…). So I guess they forgot to punch in the order for the cake at the end of it.
Definitely recommend this place if you’re looking for a cafe to study at, or a chill/dessert place to hang out! I’ve also gotten take out bubble tea from this location as well. Plus, if you’re planning for a long day of studying, they do have meals available here besides dessert – be sure to ask for the seats with plugs/chargers as well if you’re using a laptop or tablet.
Till next time, ♥