• Honey Honey Cafe Review

    by  • February 6, 2017 • Homepage, Local • 0 Comments

    BY CHRISTINA APPIGNANI & SYDNEY STUMPF 

    In January, Malden welcomed its newest sweet shop. Honey Honey Dessert Cafe, located at 480 Main Street. It is owned by Stacey Zhang and Karen Lei, who have dreamed of opening a dessert shop for years. The shop serves a variety of beverages, breakfast foods, sandwiches and desserts, but offers healthier options such as salads and tea.

    Honey Honey Dessert Cafe Menu. Photo by Christina Appignani

    Christina’s POV:

    The cafe has a really easygoing, cute atmosphere. The first thing I noticed when I walked in was the music. The cafe doesn’t play typical pop music that you’d expect, it played covers of softer, quieter songs from both popular and indie artists. For example, I heard covers of “Let Her Go” by Passenger, “Clean" by Taylor Swift and “Riptide” by Vance Joy. The music really made it feel like a cafe to do homework, read and talk with friends.

    The service was exceptional. When I walked in, we were greeted very politely and were told to take our time ordering. The cashier also asked us if we were looking were jobs because they have been looking to hiring teens in the Malden area

    When I went, I ordered a chocolate chip muffin. The muffin was really well baked and was a pretty good size as well. The Cafe offers multiple kinds of muffins, including blueberry, raisin bran and lemon crumb. A lot of the bakery goods were on display under the counter, which easily persuaded me to try the muffin.

    Popcorn Chicken from Honey Honey Dessert Cafe. Photo taken by Sydney Stumpf.

    Along with that, I also shared an order of popcorn chicken with Sydney. It was the best popcorn chicken I’ve ever tasted. Unlike most types of popcorn chicken where it’s frozen first and then defrosted, this popcorn chicken was actually cooked. The smell of it was alluring and the taste was mouthwatering.

    Because of my good experience here, I’ll definitely be coming back again soon. I’ll probably order the popcorn chicken again, but I’d also like to try one of their breakfast sandwiches and hot tea. I’d definitely recommend this cafe to a friend, and I’ll be bringing some friends there soon. Honey Honey is a great place to eat, hang out with friends or do homework in a quiet, friendly environment.  

    Sydney’s POV:

    When I went to the cafe with Christina, I was immediately excited. The cafe was perfectly decorated with modern tables and chairs. The woman at the counter was very nice, and made suggestions. I ordered a vanilla iced latte, like I do at Dunkin Donuts every morning. I also ordered the popcorn chicken. The latte was $4.25 and the chicken, $4.95. It was all reasonably priced, and within my tiny budget.

    An iced cafe latte from Honey Honey Dessert Cafe. Photo by Sydney Stumpf.

    My latte was made quickly, which was wonderful, because I really needed some coffee. It was a little small, like the lattes you would order at a place like the Thinking Cup in Boston, or any other independent coffee shop. It was really good. I wish I didn’t drink it so fast, but like I said, I was about to fall asleep in my chair.

    While I waited for my chicken, I wasn’t bored or uncomfortable, thanks to both Christina and the charming atmosphere of the cafe. The chicken came out in a to-go box, with a stick. I don’t know if I was supposed to use the single stick to pick up the chicken, but that's what I did. It was a good portion of chicken and it tasted really good. We ate the whole thing very quickly and I debated getting another order to take home. I don’t know how to describe popcorn chicken, it was just really, really, good.

    I will definitely be going back there.

    About

    Christina is a junior and this is her second year as part of the Blue and Gold team. She is currently a lead reporter. She says she looks “forward to mentoring the new reporters and meeting the diverse staff this year”. While she describes herself as quiet and reserved, she is very outgoing and hates staying at home. One of her favorite hobbies is reading comic books. Her favorite genre of music is alternative and she enjoys listening to bands such as Twenty-One Pilots, All Time Low, 5 Seconds of Summer, Walk the Moon, and Grouplove. Her favorite song is Fifteen by Taylor Swift, but she doesn’t listen to her as much, however, her favorite song lyric “I’ve never heard silence quite this loud” is also by Taylor Swift. Some of her favorite movies are Captain America: Civil War, The Parent Trap, 16 Candles, and Nerve. Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Once Upon A Time, and Daredevil are a few of her favorite TV shows. She is a very avid fan of Bubble Milk Tea, and while her favorite food by far is ziti with chicken and broccoli, she admits that Chinese is a close second. This summer she taught Algebra and Geometry in the Summer School program which was a fun experience. Some places she wishes to visit are New York City, Disney World, San Diego Comic Con, Boston Comic Con, and Italy. Her favorite quote is “In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.” -Anonymous

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