Dahlia is a cozy store in central Ponsonby which follows a line of dessert stores which share a common recipe in that they serve some cabinet desserts along with some made to order plated desserts. For my visit I tried the Le Waffle which costs $18. The presentation of the dish was amazing, but overall the dish left me wanting. The base waffle was lovely - crispy outside while light and fluffy on the inside. However the toppings which accompanied this base were much too light in flavor, contrast to how they looked. Also when it comes to value for money I would generally expect two waffles for the price I paid. While the overall experience wasn't bad, it certainly wasn't anything special. Perhaps the store's other desserts paint a different story, but for the time being I don't have plans to return any time soon.
A nice new delight for ponsonby which lacks in the cake/dessert department. Ordered two cakes, both were really rich, well balanced flavours and very generous portion size comparable to the cost. Staff were really friendly and helpful. Definitely will be back for another cake or two. Hopefully there will be more variety and different selections every time we go back for more.