Tokyo Lamington x Good Chemistry

The Ace Hotel's laneway cafe and wine bar is serving up a trio of lamingtons packed with native ingredients and a lamington-flavoured G&T.
Ben Hansen
Published on May 18, 2023


Collaboration champion Tokyo Lamington is celebrating native ingredients via a month-long team-up with the Ace Hotel's welcoming laneway cafe Good Chemistry. If you haven't had the chance to swing past the ground-floor venue of the sleek new Surry Hills hotel, you're missing out on a charming cafe by day, neighbourhood wine bar each Thursday–Saturday night, and the host of a produce market every Saturday morning.

If you needed any more of an excuse to head into Good Chemistry, all this month, you'll find three limited-edition Tokyo Lamington lamington flavours at the cafe, each packed with native Australian ingredients.

Fans of a standard lamington can opt for the Native OG, made from vanilla sponge, raspberry and Lilly Pilly jam, vanilla cream, chocolate sauce and toasted coconut — simple and classic. The honey macadamia flavour covers roasted macadamias, honey cream and a gluten-free sponge with white chocolate, macadamia cookie and coconut; and the Australian gin and tonic lamington features a Four Pillars Olive Leaf Gin-soaked sponge, native spice cream aniseed, dessert lime, ginger lime, Davidson plum, cinnamon cream, gin and tonic jellies, strawberry gum, white chocolate and coconut.

The trio of lamingtons are available at Good Chemistry until Tuesday, May 30 in packs of three ($26) or on their own ($9). If you're feeling truly indulgent, you can also order a lamington-flavoured gin and tonic, which incorporates the ingredients from the G&T dessert into a delightful boozy beverage.

Images Nikki To


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