Sunday, March 9, 2014
Merkel and Myrtle returned to the Red Door Bakery inGoodwood. This has now been established for a couple of years and is doing good business. It makes gourmet pies, sausage roles and a select range of pastries. The hot chocolate came in a glass and was topped with a white froth and a sprinkle of chocolate powder. It also came with a pink and a white marshmallow. The cost has risen from last time to $4.60 but it is worth it for the Belgian flavour chocolate and the marshmallows.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Our expresso on Unley Road opposite the Cremorne Hotel is now a licensed Café. It is still a pleasant place to sit looking through the big windows at Unley Road.
The hot chocolate came large red ceramic cup and saucer. It was topped with white froth and chocolate powder. It was too sweet and milky to be a serious hot chocolate. The cost was $3.50.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Lunch on Leader is a cheery little snack bar at 64 Leader Street, Forestville. It has tables inside and outside. It provides a range sandwiches and snacks for breakfast and lunch.
The hot chocolate is provided in a white ceramic Dimattina coffee cup. The drink is topped with a mixture of white and brown froth and a sprinkle of chocolate powder. The taste was a rich dark chocolate flavour but it was too sweet. The cost is $3.50.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Merkel and Myrtle visited Carnevale Coffee which has taken over the shops at 114-118 East Avenue Clarence Park south of Sublime Cafe. Carnevale is a coffee roaster who provides a relaxing café experience. It is furnished by a mixture of wooden tables and chairs. Chess boards are provided on a couple of tables. A number of light meals such as salads, wraps, croissants and filos are available. The chess score was Merkel:2 Myrtle:0.
The hot chocolate came in a red ceramic cup and green saucer. It is was topped with ample white froth and liberal sprinkle of chocolate powder. The taste was light, creamy and chocolaty. The cost was $3.50.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Sublime Café is at 55 East Avenue, Clarence Park. It is a modern café with some of the same Ikea timber tables as we found in the Corner Store Café. It specialises in organic coffee, exotic juices in jars and light meals for breakfast and lunch.
The hot chocolate came in a glass and saucer. The glass was fairly hot to hold. The drink was topped with a white froth and sprinkle of chocolate powder. The taste was a rich dark flavour and a pleasure or drink. The cost was $3.50.
Friday, February 28, 2014
The Corner Store Café has taken over from Three Benches at 23 Swift Avenue, Dulwich. The place has been tastefully renovated and the eponymous three benches have been removed. While you order at the counter, the service is still friendly and the menu of light breakfasts and lunches has good variety. There is plenty of seating in a couple of rooms inside or under the verandah.
The hot chocolate came in a white ceramic cup and saucer. The drink was topped with a white froth and liberal sprinkling of chocolate powder. It was a sweet milk chocolate flavour which did not excite your reviewer. The cost was $3.50.
This shop at 19 Gouger Street has been running since 2012. This café takes its name from a town in France near the Rhine rather than the big city on the Mississippi in the USA. It serves ice creams and desserts such as crepes, waffles and churros. There is comfortable seating inside and on the Gouger Street footpath.
Merkel ordered the St Louis hot chocolate which came in a dark brown ceramic cup and saucer. A pink and a white marshmallow were provide with the drink. It was topped with a brown froth and sprinkle of chocolate powder. The menu had suggested it should be topped with chocolate shavings which would have been nicer but did not detract significantly from the quality of the drink. The chocolate was creamy and had a good Belgian chocolate flavour. The cost was $3.90 or $4.90 depending on the size of the cup.