Brisbane’s food game is really giving Melbourne a run for it’s money! All I could think about following this visit was, when will we get one in Melbourne and how soon can I go back to order everything I missed the first round! Everything was just superb at the tasty joint, from the aesthetics to the menu to the friendly staff, I would say this is a must-visit if you are in Brisbane.
The whole place is cow-themed, you won’t miss it! The shop has a brilliant layout. There’s a frozen yoghurt section, customise your ice-cream station and a dessert & bar section so you should definitely try to work you way across, maybe over multiple visits, depending on how much you can eat and drink!
HOW TO ORDER AT COWCH
The first time you walk into COWCH, it’s pretty daunting. You’ll probably be mesmerised by the “Magnum” Vending Machine Wall. Don’t use that term when you go in though, I made it up but you’ll know what I mean. Photographic references below if you read on!
I could tell that the staff know first time visitors, we must all share the same expression, the look of awe and the awkward “I don’t know how to order” look on our faces. The staff are well trained in breaking the ice because they made me feel comfortable straight away and went on to describe all the options available. The best way to conquer the cowch menu is to focus on one thing and go from there. I decided on the customised “magnums”.
HOW TO CUSTOMISED YOUR ICE-CREAM
I went with this option just because I really wanted the mint ice-cream and the pomegranate ice-creams. Very easy process: 1. Pick your ice-cream 2. Choose the chocolate to be dipped in: Milk, White, Dark 3. Choose your toppings. You get two complimentary and if you feel particularly wild you can add more.
I was understandably indecisive choosing the toppings, you need to be quite the taste connoisseur at this point. Do strawberries work with mint? Can pomegranate be matched with Honeycomb? Brain said no, but the tastebuds loved it. You’ll seehow they turned out below
A BIG FAT THUMBS UP! Not cheap so prepared to splash out a bit, what you get in return will be well worth it!
image 1. “Magnum” Vending Machine Wall. Flavours from top to bottom: Milk chocolate, White Chocolate, Pomegranate, Mint // image 2. The ice-cream masterpieces. // image 3. Pomegranate ice-cream with milk chocolate flakes and honeycomb // image 4. Mint Ice-cream with Fresh strawberries and coconut. // image 5. Cowch interiors