Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Signature Café

Signature Café is a litte Café on Charles Street which runs off Rundle Mall at the entrance of Charles Street Plaza. The venue has a short menu of interesting meals.

The hot chocolates and coffees come well decorated. The hot chocolate was provided in a ceramic mug topped with a white frothe and plenty of chocolate sprinkled on top. The chocolate flavour was rich, but it was a bit sweet toward the bottom.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Blefari Smiley Hot Chocolate

Blefari on Victoria Square has added a new innovation to its Belgian hot chocolates. It is the smiley faced latte art.

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

By Blackbird

A new café has opened up on King William Road replacing the second outlet of Au Matin Calme which only had a short residency in this road of Cafes. Merkel and Myrtle visited their recently for breakfast. There is a range of seating inside and a couple of table outside. It has minimally retro décor with an old light stand, radio and sewing stand on display. The menu included a range of pastries and pies. There was not much other fare available.

Merkel was attracted because of the Adelaide Matters which suggested the hot chocolate was made to a unique recipe. The hot chocolate came in an elegant hot chocolate mug. It was topped with a froth and pattern. The drink was a Belgian chocolate flavour which is often the case with good patisseries that serve hot chocolate. Merkel craved a richer chocolate flavour but it was a pleasant drink.
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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Café Troppo

Café Troppo is a small licensed venue at 42 Whitmore Square, Adelaide. It has an informal hippie atmosphere and glass walls through which you can look out over the street and the square. A range of light meals such as pizza, baguettes, pies and salads are on the menu.
The coffees and hot chocolates are free-trade and made with organic milk. The hot chocolate is $3.80 and comes in an elegant pottery mug. The drink is topped with a froth and sprinkle of shredded chocolate. The chocolate taste is good and is not overly rich or sweet.

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Monday, June 4, 2012

Aami Stadium

Merkel was privileged to be at Aami Stadium when his football team, the Adelaide Crows beat the Geelong Cats. This was an exellent game and one which has showed Australia that the Crows are a real contender this year. It was a cold night and Merkel stayed for the Under 18 SANFL match afterwards. This was a perfect excuse to look for a hot chocolate.

Fortunately under the members stand there was a Coffex stall selling coffee and hot chocolate. There was a queue and a bit of a wait, but the friendly staff took care over their hot beverages. The hot chocolate was served in a paper cup with a good froth on top. It was good and rich but too sweet by the time I got to the bottom of the cup. The cost was $4.40.

Sunday, June 3, 2012


Lenzerheide is a long-established restaurant at 146 Belair Road, Hawthorn. It provides fine dining with excellent table service. Merkel and Myrtle were dining with friends in the splendid surroundings. While Merkel cannot afford to eat here too often the food was delicious and looked great.
The hot chocolate was presented in a modern double sided cup which preserves the heat on the inside without burning the fingertips on the outside. Merkel first encountered one of these at Mapo which has since disappeared from James Place. The drink was topped with a white froth and a sprinkle of chocalate powder. The chocolate was an average café drink and was not particularly rich. This was a disappointment where everything else at the Lenzerheide was a pretty special. The cost was $4.50.

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