Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Plaza Takeaway

The Plaza Takeaway is in the Topham Mall Plaza opposite The Dessert Spot. It is small shop mainly for takeaway but has a number of marble-topped tables outside but still Sheltered by the Topham Mall car park. It would be a nice spot if it was not frequented by smokers.

The hot chocolate was $3.50 with plenty of froth and chocolate on top. The drink was good and rich and came in a ceramic cup and saucer

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Trip to Victoria

Merkel and Myrtle recently went interstate to Victoria for a visit. The destination was Horsham but first they stopped over at Border Town.

The Morning Loaf Bakery at 81 North Tce, Border Town is big establishment selling a big range of cakes and pies and also Australian Souveniers. The meals are served on enamel plates. The hot chocolate came in a Piaza Doro cup and saucer. A big marshmallow was also provided. The cost was four dollars.

The Fig Tree Café is at 57 Firebrace Street, Horsham. It was a cosy place to have a hot chocolate while it was raining in Horhsam. A marshmallow was provided and the drink was topped with a white froth and sprinkle of chocolate powder.

At the Oven Door Bakery in Horsham Merkel got a hot chocolate with two marshmallows. It was served in a Grinders coffee cup and was good and chocolaty.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Gardens Coffee Rooms

This is a converted house at 1 Salisbury Cresent, Colonel Light Gardens with antique furnishing. It is tucked away in the suburbs but is in in view of Goodwood Road. The house has been left with its rooms in tact so patrons can choose from four rooms in which to dine. The Gardens Coffee Rooms provides a menu of light meals and desserts.
The hot chocolate was was served in a glass with handle on a saucer. A white marshmallow was provided. The drink was topped with a white froth and liberal sprinkling of chocolate powder. The chocolate flavour was rich, dark and not too sweet. Just the way Merkel likes it. The cost was $3.60.


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Café a Go Go, Botanic Gardens

Merkel and the Marmaduke family went to the Mount Lofty Botanical Gardens one fine weekend and walked around the beautiful gardens. The Café a Go Go van previously reviewed at a footy match was in the lower car park and Merkel reacquainted himself with their hot chocolate.

The hot chocolate was $4.00 for a small cup and $5.00 for a medium cup. The cups were takeaway paper cups. The drink was finished with froth and a sprinkle of cocoa. The flavour was dark and rich. The texture was a bit thinner than the best hot chocolates but it was still a good drink on a fine day.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Finos Snack Bar

This is a traditional snack bar at 128 Unley Road. It is mainly focussed on the takeway trade and does pies, pasties and hamburgers. It does have three table inside and will provide dine-in service.
The hot chocolate comes in a decorative china tea cup. The drink is topped with a thin froth and sprinkle of chocolate powder. Unfortunately the drink was fairly weak and watery. The cost was about three dollars.