Looking for something a little different to try with the kids? We popped into U Cool, a dare I say it, cool little dessert/bubble tea style spot up in the Gilles Plains Shopping Centre. This isn’t a restaurant or a brunch venue, but for a place to pop in after the kids sport on a weekend or to treat the kids (Bribe. I mean bribe) after a tiring day of errands, they will love this funky spot.

Food wise, it is pretty much all dessert. Really sweet stuff too. Think waffles, covered in chocolate, covered in hundreds and thousands with a few marshmallows stuck on top. Looks sensational and is delicious too, but you may get a bit of a sugar high after a dish or two. We tried out their most popular dessert, the original bubble waffle with ice cream, which is every bit as decadent as it sounds. Mr 5 gave that one his all, but came up a tad short, so if you have little ones this is probably big enough for a couple of kids to share. To be honest I am not sure I could have finished it all either and I am a few years older than 5. 

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The coffee is good and the trying out the bubble tea is always great for a bit of something different. They have a massive range of hot and cold drinks for you to try out. It has a bit of that San Churro feel to it, with the range being mainly a desert and drinks style to it.

The shop has a really funky feel to it and the seating and styling is so different to most places, especially at night time (it is open til 10:30pm every day!) when the place just comes alive with fantastic lighting and displays. They also do karaoke nights, have a function room available to hire and there is a bunch of board/card games to try too. Definitely worth trying out if you are in the area and also a great spot to take a group of kids for a birthday treat.

Gilles Plains Shopping Centre Shop 34a, 575 NE Road
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