Ando: Cravings for sugar kicked in and Belle and I were craving cronuts! I blame D-Lam for bringing home a dozen doughnuts a few days ago! It’s been a while since my last cronut at The Lab so I knew I had to get some! Badmanner Thymes have been posting cronut pics all this week on Instagram, so I knew where to go. Located on Horwood Place, the cafe wasn’t hard to find. Just look out for the outdoor seating arrangement and patio heaters and you’re there.
We spoke to Scott the owner and he told us that the cafe is still under trial. The official opening will be in around two weeks time. Beverages and pastries are only available at the moment, but with a kitchen makeover Badmanner Thymes plan to offer breakfast and lunch options as well. Communal tables will also be introduced and the outdoor seating will be upgraded.
The cronuts sold here are sourced from Brewtown Newtown and cost $4.5 for one or $6.5 with a coffee. Belle and I ordered a Sugar Glazed Cronut and a Jam Filled Cronut and combined it with a Large Cappuccino and a Soy Chai Latte. Note there is additional surcharge for soy and large beverages. The cronuts arrived at our table heated up along with a pair of cutlery. The sweetness of the cronuts was what we needed. Tulip.Shi beans are used here and it was my first time trying Tulip.Shi Specialty Coffee Beans. Which I later found out that it is a creation by prize-winning Barista and Latte Art champion Frankie Shi.
With it’s official opening in a few weeks, we can’t wait to return. Check out their Facebook page for updates.
2/1 Horwood Place, Parramatta, NSW 2150
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 7am till 4pm.