Pop Up Scroll

Pop up scroll - Box o' scrolls

Pop up scroll – Box o’ scrolls

Pop up scroll is a little store that specialises in scrolls and coffee. There were cupcakes, then there were macarons, then there were doughnuts, and now there are scrolls. It’s no secret that Melbourne loves sweets. And when a specialty store like this pops up, sweet tooths flock to the occasion.

Pop up scroll - Street view

Pop up scroll – Street view

They have a variety of scrolls to choose from and you can have your coffee with milk, soy or coconut milk. Like all pop-ups it is only around for a limited time but there are plans in the near future to have a more permanent store for those who have decided to incorporate a daily scroll into their everyday lives.

Pop up scroll - Venue

Pop up scroll – Venue

It’s really cute inside, there are teacups on the shelf and pictures on the wall that make you feel like you’ve walked into a little golden book. There are little coffee tables and chairs around so you can stop, sit and get your scroll on.

Pop up scroll - The original cinnamon and cream cheese scroll

Pop up scroll – The original cinnamon and cream cheese scroll

The O.G. the original cinnamon scroll with cream cheese was what began the concept for pop up scroll. The owner was previously making lots of scrolls every day in his last café to keep up with the demand. Needless to say, the scrolls were exceptional. From this response, him and his wife decided to explore the idea of specialised scrolls further. And thank goodness they did. Their freshly baked buttery scrolls are divine.

Pop up scroll - Chocolate and caramel scroll

Pop up scroll – Chocolate and caramel scroll

The chocolate and caramel scroll was delish. My bf’s fave. It had a good chocolate to caramel ratio and went well on the soft brioche based scroll. It was like melted chocolate and caramel on a soft buttery bun. Delish!

Pop up scroll - Peanut butter banana scroll

Pop up scroll – Peanut butter banana scroll

Then there was the peanut butter and banana scroll. I’m a fan of pb with banana so I was excited. And as expected, it was damn good. The sweet banana with the mildly salty peanut butter cream piped on top with crushed peanuts had great balance. Amazing!

Pop up scroll - Coconut and white chocolate scroll

Pop up scroll – Coconut and white chocolate scroll

The coconut white chocolate scroll was Malaysian inspired. It was glazed with white chocolate and then topped with a generous amount of sweet caramelised coconut.

Pop up scroll - Apple and frangipane scroll

Pop up scroll – Apple and frangipane scroll

The apple and frangipane and the cherry pistachio scrolls were more of a croissant style scroll like an escargot. The apple and frangipane was simple and delicious. A bit crispy, a bit buttery with apple almond bits through the scroll. It looked pretty dusted with icing sugar on just one side.

Pop up scroll - Cherry and pistachio scroll

Pop up scroll – Cherry and pistachio scroll

The cherry and pistachio was good. The sourness of the whole cherries and the creamy pistachio sauce drizzled on top made for an interesting combo. It was yum.

Pop up scroll - Mini Cinni

Pop up scroll – Mini Cinni

They also had a miniature version of the cinnamon scroll when we went. Awww. The mini cinni is so cute. It’s an itty-bitty version of the cinnamon scroll with cream cheese and it’s just adorable.

Pop up scroll - Max Vs. The scroll

Pop up scroll – Max Vs. The scroll

As always Max is trying to swindle a bit of cinnamon scroll as part of his dinner.

To be honest, I haven’t had a scroll for a very long time before my recent travels to pop up scroll. And I can tell you I was pleasantly surprised. Scrolls are not usually my go-to pastry but these scrolls are a different breed. Not boring, tasteless and only for old people. They were exciting, inspiring and delicious. I love eating the scroll from the outside layer around to the centre mmm always the best bit. Scrolls are definitely making a comeback.

I heart Pop Up Scroll!

Olives x

Pop Up Scroll
Address: 86 Smith Street, Collingwood
Website: http://www.eatascroll.com.au
Facebook: facebook.com/Pop-Up-Scroll
Trading Hours: Mon–Fri: 8am – 4pm, Sat: 9am-4pm (closed Sunday)

Mama’s Buoi Melbourne Pop Up

Mama's Buoi Melbourne Pop Up - Hardware Lane.

Mama’s Buoi Melbourne Pop Up – Hardware Lane.

On Thursday night my mum and I were in the city for dinner and popped into this popup we found on Hardware Lane. By day it’s usually a Roll’d store, the well-known Vietnamese street food franchise and by night it transforms into a pop up restaurant called Mama’s Buoi. Turns out, Mama’s Buoi is made by the same people who created Roll’d (Ahh it all makes sense). The menu is still authentic Vietnamese food but the style is more of a dine-in restaurant version. The prices are still pretty cheap though and the food is just delicious.

Mama's Buoi Melbourne Pop Up - Pretty vases w pretty flowers.

Mama’s Buoi Melbourne Pop Up – Pretty vases w pretty flowers.

It’s was nice inside the décor was modern. There was a big table in the center of the room with contemporary Asian inspired vases with beautiful flowers. You can see my mama under the sign engrossed in the menu options haha. There is also an outdoor eating space with heaters.

Mama's Buoi Melbourne Pop Up - Drinks menu.

Mama’s Buoi Melbourne Pop Up – Drinks menu.

They had a range of drinks on the menu including a list of alchoholic beverages. They were also trialling different cocktails each night so maybe ask them what cocktails they have available.

Mama's Buoi Melbourne Pop Up - Crispy whole flounder w ginger, chilli and lime dressing

Mama’s Buoi Melbourne Pop Up – Crispy whole flounder w ginger, chilli and lime dressing

We ordered the crispy whole flounder, which was crispy on the outside and perfectly soft in the middle. The fish effortlessly fell away from the bone. It was cooked perfectly. It had ginger, chilli and caramelised onions with a limey Vietnamese dressing. It was delicious!

Mama's Buoi Melbourne Pop Up - Tasty Vietnamese food.

Mama’s Buoi Melbourne Pop Up – Tasty Vietnamese food.

The meal came with a complimentary bowl of rice, which was perfect because that was the next thing I was about to order. My mum was sad there were no fish eyes (she says they are usually plump and delish). I on the other hand was pleased there were no fish eyes eeeww!

Mama's Buoi Melbourne Pop Up - Small Share Grill - Assorted skewers w crepes, pickled veg and nuoc cham.

Mama’s Buoi Melbourne Pop Up – Small Share Grill – Assorted skewers w crepes, pickled veg and nuoc cham.

We also got the small share gril, which was a share plate with a variety of skewers. There was pork, chicken and sausages wrapped in betel leaf. They came with crepes, pickled vegetables and Nuoc Cham sauce. They were really yummy, the pork one was my fave.

All the food was really tasty. I really wanted to get the coconut mussels, crispy fried prawns, the beef vermicelli salad and the sautéed water spinach but I was already so full. Just means I’ll have to go back. The pop up is there until the 4th of August but don’t worry, they will soon be opening the actual restaurant at GPO. Did I mention that the staff were really lovely? Well they were. Definitely worth popping by.

I heart Mama’s Buoi!

Olives x

Mama’s Buoi Pop-Up
Address: 15 Hardware Lane, Melbourne
Trading Hours: Mon-Sat: 6pm-10pm (closed Sundays)
Pop Up Dates: 2nd July 2014 – 4th August 2014