In a quaint little brick building next to Kandawgyi Lake, The Moment Tea Room has quickly made itself at home since opening at the end of last year. With its Instagrammable decor and aesthetic, the hip diner has become a hotspot for young locals and visitors to the nearby park.
These past few scorching summer months has led The Moment to introduce a new experimental seasonal menu, which they invited MYANMORE to sample. Being a tea fanatic and largely influenced by her Taiwanese taste, the cafe owner Cynthia Yang has included an array of teas such as the popular Rose Latte (3,000 kyats) and the Lavender Latte (3,000 kyats), with each tipple holding supposed health benefits.
The sweet, delicate appeal of each makes the cafe unlike any other tea room in Yangon. To cure the weekday blues, high-tea (starting at 13,500 kyats, from 2pm) treats guests to an assortment of baked goods with seasonal fruits and a pot of tea, enjoyed either in a cozy air-conditioned room or in classic caged-type chairs overlooking Kandawgyi Lake.
From crepes (5,000 kyats) to cakes (2,500 kyats per slice), much of the new menu revolves around mangoes, and you can wash down the sweets with one of the mango drinks (10 percent discount until May 10). These inspired crepes are sweet and the mango cake is slightly rich; they match well with a warm cup of the Signature Fruit Tea (3,500 kyats).
After tasting an almost overwhelmingly assortment of mango-based desserts, it was good to switch to the soothing and warm Strawberry Brick Toast (5,000 kyats), a worthy snack for people looking to grab a bit before heading back to work.
As well as homemade, baked goods, the cafe also has classics like mini chicken burgers (3,500 kyats) and spaghetti carbonara (4,000 kyats). Personalized cakes are available (price varies based on ingredients) and everything there is fresh and flavorful thanks to The Moment’s commitment to local produce.
Address: Kandawgyi Nature Park, Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township, Yangon
Phone: 09 260 066 606
Opening Hours: Weekend: 10am-10pm, weekday: 10am- 9pm