Bold statement to make. We know. So Karachi has always been known as this place where for some reason “desserts only” places don’t work because people like to eat multiple main courses and then dessert is usually a side note. No one ever plans to just go have dessert alone – unless it’s a Peshawari ice cream that you do a takeaway of or maybe even a Oreo McFlurry.
Well, The Hot Spot Cafe might have changed that for us and now we have a new winner.
Delina is this newly opened cute dessert place in Khayaban-e-Bukhari (no one knows why everything is now in Khayaban e Bukhari). It is run by two partners Alina and Bilal, who also manage their own full time jobs and MBAs alongside.
We recently tried some of the desserts out and immediately went back for more. Here is a list of some of the things we tried. Our full review and recommendations below.
1- SALTED CARAMEL SUNDAE
The salted caramel sundae is a beast. There is no other way to put this. It is first layered with lots of brownie chunks, followed by caramel sauce, a scoop of ice cream, more sauce and basically we lost track. It is also served with a long spoon – incase you were wondering how you are supposed to be devour this.
Our verdict: For somebody who has a major sweet tooth and who likes to commit, this will be heaven. For us, since we already had our favourites marked, this was a 3 out of 5. It tastes great but we can’t finish it. LOL
2- CHOCO RIVER SUNDAE
Choco River Sundae is another flavour they have in their range of sundaes.
Verdict: If you are someone who doesn’t get why the “salted caramel” bandwagon exists, you will probably want to order this. Rating 4 out of 5 because this is easier to eat.
3- CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE
Oh man, this chocolate chip cookie though. Okay, so heads up, this cookie comes with a centre that is filled with chocolate that oozes out. Once you break it up, it’s a delicious mess that you will for sure want to gobble up.
Verdict: If you like your cookie to be chunky and filled with chocolate. You will love this and especially with a scoop of ice cream. 4.5 out of 5.
4- BOUNTY MOLTEN LAVA
You heard that right. Bounty Molten Lava. You have seen the chocolate molten lava and it’s probably the most done to death dessert of all time but you try this and it will feel like trying a whole new dessert.
Verdict: 4 out of 5
5- BANANA PUDDING
Layers of light sponge cake, pudding, bananas, whipped cream – this is literally the best banana pudding I have ever had.
Verdict: 5 out of 5. It made me speechless. It was that good.
6- LOTUS MOLTEN LAVA
Imagine the best molten lava but make it lotus. This dessert is this onslaught of warm goodness brought about by the cakey exterior and the melted chocolate and lotus inside – paired with the coolness of a scoop of ice cream… This place will make you fall in love with molten lavas all over again.
Verdict: 5 out of 5.
The winners for me at Delina is definitely the Lotus Molten Lava and the Banana Pudding. Try it and tell me what you liked for yourself.
And now I will go back to eating all of this in peace! 😛