Greenacre is nestled in between the more popular shopping precincts of Bankstown and Chullora. Over the years it’s been one of those suburbs I have bypassed on my way to somewhere else. The retail centre is small consisting of small businesses and services mostly utilised by the local residents rather than drawing a crowd from far and wide. Until recently! My family has made a sweet discovery in Greenacre and its one you don’t want to miss!!

 

It was my husband that first drew my attention to Greenacre’s sweet little secret. He had been late home from his evening shift a few nights in a row and felt he needed to confess his sweet tooth sins. He explained that he had been stopping off at a place called Dairee in Greenacre to indulge in exotic flavoured frozen yogurt with an endless choice of toppings "and by the way", he added, "there’s a macaron bar next door"! I was instantly shocked but excited and had to go and check this place out for myself.

Dairee and Macaroned sit side by side in Waterloo St Greenacre. They are owned and managed cohesively. From what I saw I felt a lot of thought and effort has been put into the presentation and delivery of their product range. The owners have installed some trendy marketing to showcase their unique and vibrant assortment of frozen yogurts, desserts and quality coffee. You certainly could not walk past this place without being drawn in by its colour and excitement. You had to go in and join the fun!

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Dairee is the side of the business that offers frozen yogurts, hot bottom desserts and a dietician formulated range of smoothies and shakes.. The yogurt flavours change every week and there are over 50 toppings to choose from. I recommend checking their facebook page for flavour updates and current offers. Browse through previous flavour menus and pictures to get your mouth watering. On the night we call in there are four fabulous flavours of frozen yogurt to choose from:

  • Bubblegum
  • Green apple
  • Pomegranate 
  • Watermelon

You can choose to have your yogurt served in a variety of ways. I loved the idea filling half a melon with frozen yogurt or topping a decadent chocolate brownie with something luscious cold and delicious. On this night however we chose to order a small serve of green apple yogurt with gummy bears and sour worms, the same with rockmelon and fruit peaels and a bubblegum yogurt with marshmallows.

The frozen yogurt flavours are fresh, clean and crisp melding beautifully in a cool creamy texture. I loved the topping of sweet little fruit pearls which burst in your mouth with just the right amount of pop and sweetness. The serving size was very generous, I questioned the staff on receiving our order querying as I thought I had ordered small serves. I was advised they were small! In any other place this small would have been a large. Could this place get any better? I can see why my husband has been spending so much time here. We decide to return tomorrow night to check out the macarons.

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Macaroned is a coffee lounge and boutique macaron bar adorned in funky coloured decor and furnishings to match its funky and creative flavoured macarons. I am a big fan of macarons and appreciate the baking science that goes into the making of this delicate French almondmeal biscuit.

What I love about Macaroned is they make their own macarons from scratch and it shines through in the taste and texture. Their macarons have a lovely crisp outer shell followed by a delightful chewy melting interior. Macarons are a work of art to produce and eat. You simply can’t rush either process.

On any given day Macaroned offers over thirty creative flavours of brightly coloured macarons. Some that caught my eye were:

  • Fairy floss
  • Red rose
  • Candy cane
  • Choc freckle
  • Redskin Inspired
  • New york cheesecake
  • Salted caramel

We decided to bring home a six pack choosing Salted Caramel, Redskin Inspired and New York cheesecake. These were devoured over the coming day and I decided they were as delicious as you would expect from the more famous, more expensive patisseries.

You can choose to relax enjoy your macaron with a cup Peter Gould Estate coffee. Macaroned will also bag up their signature coffee for you to enjoy at home. I bought a 250 gm bag home and I am really happy with it.

coffee  macaron

Macaroned and Dairee are situated in Waterloo Greenacre. The vibe of this business is something usually reserved for the more trendy suburbs of the city. They are a small family business with the feel and look of a larger enterprise backing but they have initiated everything themselves. I was really impressed by this place and its products. Their pricing was pleasingly reasonable. They can expect to see me at least every Wednesday night when I am in the area. Please call in for a sweet surprise.

Dairee Frozen Yogurt: shop 2/171   Waterloo Rd Green Ph: 0404101000

Mon - Thu: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Fri - Sat: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am                         

Sun: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

https://www.facebook.com/DaireeFrozenYogurt

Macaroned Boutique Macaron Bar: Shop 3/171 Waterloo Rd Greenacre Ph: 02 97597707

Tue - Thu: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fri - Sat: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sun: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

https://www.facebook.com/macaroned

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