Chocolate Boutique Cafe
When it comes to chocolate, these guys mean business.
June 04, 2015
If what you need on a rainy day in to recharge with a sugar hit, this is the perfect place for you. This cafe is very cute, with all the charm of Parnell village. It has a good undercover outdoor area if you fancy enjoying a hot drink in the cold air while staying safe from the rain.
Hot Chocolates are available from $7.90 (for a sharing option) to $4.50. Our recommendation is the Chocolate Pot which is molten chocolate served with runny cream -to dilute the chocolate with at you're desecration. The Chocolate Pot serves two, making it ideal for a date; I defy you to tell me anything that is more romantic than sharing melted chocolate. It's worth giving a brief warning about the Denso hot chocolate, which is no for the faint of heart and is super thick almost to the point of having a slightly powdery taste. We recommend, even for hard core chocolate lovers, that you stir in the cream to soften this drink a little.
We did not try the coffee, because why would you when there is so much hot chocolate to taste? But we can tell you that they use Orb beans and have an extensive menu of different options available, including the coconut latte for $4 and the Macadamia nut mocha for $4.50. They also have a wide range of teas available if you're looking to limit reduce gluttony with a healthier option.
Many solid sweet treats are also available including cheesecake, waffles, and every kind of chocolate dessert conceivable. The cheese cake is nothing special, but the gluten-free chocolate cup cake is very good, particularly with a scoop of ice-cream on the side. However our number one recommendation is the chocolate moose.
If you need an excuse to get yourself here, the cafe also serves as a gift shop with a huge assortment of candies, truffles and chocolates that will appeal to anyone with a sweet tooth. The cafe was unfortunately not physically very warm, and the staff, while very friendly did not seem to be totally on top of things. Despite these things, if you're a chocolate lover its worth a visit.