Bars & Pubs

Measure Dessert Bar | The Verdict

By Anna Franklyn - 19 Sep 2017

Measure Dessert Bar

In case you’ve been living under a rock, Measure Dessert Bar opened in Mount Lawley a few months ago and it is officially Perth’s first (and only) dessert bar. Yes, you can go just for a drink. But no, you won’t be able to resist the desserts.

Opened by former MasterChef superstar Karmen Lu and her husband Ryan, the dessert alone was enough to get us excited, but the thought of dessert paired with one of their special salted caramel espresso martinis—could things get any better?!

If you’re lucky enough to see Karmen in action, the name Measure will begin to make a lot of sense. She’s precise, particular and pretty close to perfection, and her desserts are the same.

The black sesame dessert and the peanut caramel popcorn are both amazing, but if you’re into carrot cake you NEED to taste this one. It doesn’t look anything like a traditional carrot cake, in fact, it’s a fried sphere full of goodness. Imagine a ball of fried carrot cake, filled with cheesecake gelato and served with carrot and ginger gel, coconut, walnuts and carrot chips and you’re on the right track.

They also do savoury food if you’re looking for something to nibble on while enjoying their delicious cocktails. We can’t get enough of the charcuterie and cheese boards.

More recently, the team here introduced their high tea and it’s just as good as you’d expect. Maybe even better, if that’s possible. First of all, it is HUGE, so make sure you go hungry. With four savoury bites and six sweets to get through, you’ll really need to pace yourself.

It’s hard to choose favourites, but let’s just say the truffled egg sandwich is the best finger sandwich you’ll ever eat and we were very happy to see sliders on the tiered dish. The scones are out of this world—perfectly fluffy and airy on the inside, golden on the outside and downright delicious.

We’re suckers for anything chocolate, so the chocolate hazelnut dessert swept us right off our feet, but the lemon meringue tart and the cannoli were also pretty dang good!

Our advice? Book a high tea this weekend, go all out and pay the extra $5 for a glass of bubbly, then spend the rest of the afternoon drinking delicious cocktails until you can manage to squeeze in the carrot cake!

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