Say good morning to ASA, Yeronga's bagel, dumpling and bubble tea spot from the M.Y. Roasting Cafe team
Say good morning to ASA, Yeronga's bagel, dumpling and bubble tea spot from the M.Y. Roasting Cafe team
Say good morning to ASA, Yeronga's bagel, dumpling and bubble tea spot from the M.Y. Roasting Cafe team
Say good morning to ASA, Yeronga's bagel, dumpling and bubble tea spot from the M.Y. Roasting Cafe team
Say good morning to ASA, Yeronga's bagel, dumpling and bubble tea spot from the M.Y. Roasting Cafe team
Say good morning to ASA, Yeronga's bagel, dumpling and bubble tea spot from the M.Y. Roasting Cafe team
Say good morning to ASA, Yeronga's bagel, dumpling and bubble tea spot from the M.Y. Roasting Cafe team
Say good morning to ASA, Yeronga's bagel, dumpling and bubble tea spot from the M.Y. Roasting Cafe team
Say good morning to ASA, Yeronga's bagel, dumpling and bubble tea spot from the M.Y. Roasting Cafe team
Say good morning to ASA, Yeronga's bagel, dumpling and bubble tea spot from the M.Y. Roasting Cafe team

Say good morning to ASA, Yeronga’s bagel, dumpling and bubble tea spot from the M.Y. Roasting Cafe team

Bagels from NYC Bagel Deli, coffee from Bear Bones and bubble tea recipes from HiHi Desserts and Drinks – there are a lot of reputable names in the mix at Yeronga’s newest cafe, ASA. That said, perhaps the most important names are Sharon Yeh and Ted Chen – the cheerful operators behind the brand-new eatery and caffeine dispensary. In a bright and contemporary space, the duo is serving an out-of-the-box offering that’s shaping up to be the perfect start to one’s day.

Even if they don’t know Sharon Yeh and Ted Chen by name, most Yergona locals are no doubt well acquainted with their work. The two are the owners and operators of M.Y. Roasting Cafe, a salubrious suburban cafe situated on the corner of Hyde Road and Ellesmere Street. When this beloved brunch spot was inundated by flood waters in late-February, Sharon and Ted figured it made sound business sense to bolster their presence in the area, ensuring that M.Y. Roasting Cafe’s customer base always had somewhere to enjoy the duo’s brand of hospitality. Though it was conceived as a form of risk management, ASA (Japanese for ‘morning’) sees Sharon and Ted using the opportunity to do something different – serving a menu of items that set it apart from its traditional brunch-oriented sibling. ASA also marks the first time Sharon and Ted have been able to build a concept from scratch, taking over an empty site on Shottery Street and transforming it into a crisply contemporary cafe shaped and envisioned in collaboration with Clui Design. A small amount of interior seating is bolstered by a bunch of tables outside, with greenery and pops of colour (including a pink and white La Marzocco coffee machine painted by Dip It Kustoms and a mural outside by Miranda Aubretart) accenting the minimal interior.

While you’re unlikely to find eggs Benedict on ASA’s food menu, the cafe’s nosh offering is far from slim. The centrepiece of the menu is its bagel selection, which sees delightfully doughy sesame, wholemeal rye, plain and blueberry bagels from NYC Bagel Deli topped with spreads or stuffed to become sandwiches. Smoked salmon with cream cheese, chicken club bagels and vegan-friendly bagels are perfect grab-and-go lunch options. A dumpling menu features three kinds of varieties steamed to order in serves of six or ten, including pork, chilli chicken and vegetable options. On the flip-side of the menu, ASA’s beverage selection is headlined by a range of bubble teas, with a number of recipes (crafted by the team at superstar West End boba joint HiHi Dessert & Drinks) ranging from fruity sips like the passionfruit green tea to milky options such as taro milk tea. All bubble teas can be further customised with toppings like aloe vera, lychee popping balls and cheese milk foam. Bear Bones Coffee is supplying the cafe with its medium-bodied One Eighty blend, while make-your-own juices and fruit-loaded smoothies offer a refreshing alternative for non-coffee drinkers.

ASA is now open to the public. Contact details and operating hours can be found in the Stumble Guide.

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