Friday, July 11, 2014
Merkel and Myrtle visited Jam on Fullarton for a late lunch recently. This is a small café on Fullarton Road just North of Greenhill Road. It overlooks the South parklands. The Café has a few tables on the first floor and a few tables outside under Umbrellas on the ground floor.
The hot chocolate came in a Vittoria ceramic cup and saucer. It was topped with a white froth and a plenty of chocolate powder. This was and average quality hot chocolate for an average price of $3.60.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
I attended the showdown between the Adelaide Crows and the Port Adelaide Power recently. This was and excellent game, especially if you were a Crows supporter. Of course, I went in search of a hot chocolate and found a little coffee and hot chocolate stall, with Farmers Union advertising on it. The drink was topped with a good froth and a sprinkle of chocolate powder. The cup was made of good quality recyclable cardboard. It was a creamy and sufficiently rich but at $5.90 was an expensive takeaway drink.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Merkel and Myrtle returned to San Churro Chocolateria inGouger Street. We were ushered to the upstairs part of café by Rick, our friendly waiter. Merkel had not been to this part of the shop since it was the Petty Sessions café in about 1994. Merkel had the thick Spanish hot chocolate and requested whipped cream and marshmallows as extras. The cream goes well with the thick style hot chocolate. The cost was $5.95 for drink plus $1.30 for the cream and marshmallows.
Monday, July 7, 2014
Signore’s is in Adelaide Central Plaza off Rundle Mall. The Café is near in lower ground food court opposite the new Bar 9 stall which took over from a T-bar outlet. Merkel was alerted to this café through an article in the Adelaide city messenger on hot chocolate. Signore’s provide sandwhiches, pizzas and Italian meals.
A number of different hot chocolates were available at Signore’s. This included a good looking Vienna hot chocolate, a mint hot chocolate and a white hot chocolate. Merkel chose the chilli hot chocolate. This was thick Italian style hot chocolate in a Rio Blend 64 cup and saucer. This was a delicious chilli hot chocolate. Signore’s is worth a visit for the hot chocolate alone.
Friday, June 27, 2014
The Royal Hotel is at 180 Henley Beach Road, Torrensville. Myrtle attends the quiz nights there on a regular basis and Merkel occasionally joins her. The meals are good and the staff are friendly. On this evening Merkel felt his knowledge of Zodiac signs was good but his recollection of the singers of James Bond themes was seriously flawed.
Merkel ordered the hot chocolate from the dining room bar. This was a creamy milk chocolate flavour topped with a bubbly froth. It was served in a glass mug and saucer.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The Albion Hotel is at 423 Churchill Road Kilburn. It is a big hotel with gaming and television screens and has a good dining room where Merkel and Myrtle enjoyed a meal with friends.
The hot chocolate came in a tall glass with a handle. This was nicely presented and had chocolate syrup drizzled down the inner walls of the glass. The chocolate was rich and tasty but drink was too sweet and got sweeter towards the bottom of the glass. The cost was $3.90 for a cup or $4.50 for a mug.
The British India is fine a Indian restaurant with dark wood panelling and plush décor. Merkel had a banquet there featuring a range of tasty curries and other delicacies. The table service was friendly and attentive.
Hot Chocolate was not on menu as there is more emphasis on the range of teas they provide. The waiter provided a hot chocolate in a glass mug and a fine china saucer. It was topped with a white froth and a sprinkle of chocolate powder. The drink was too sweet and otherwise unremarkable. The cost was $4.00.