Thursday, September 3, 2009

Cocolat, Balhannah

Cocolat at Balhannah is one of three shops with this name in the Adelaide area. Each sells the wonderful chocolate desserts that are made on site at Balhannah but the Café experience is different at each location. The Hyde park outlet is a small retail counter that will provide an intimate dining experience. The east end Rundle Street outlet is a huge café which is so popular that your reviewer has not found a seat on the last two occasions he attended there. The Balhannah, outlet is principally a retail shop for the factory out the back, however it does have three comfortable tables for those wishing to dine in. If it is a savory meal you are after then go somewhere else first and come back for dessert. There are a couple of savory muffins on the menu but the focus is on decadent desserts.

Your reviewer was in Balhannah for the Cocolat hot chocolate. The hot chocolate was available in small ($4.50), medium ($5.50) and large ($6.00) sizes. There was standard hot chocolate, white hot chocolate and top deck hot chocolate which was a combination of white and dark chocolate but your reviewer chose a medium chilli hot chocolate. It came in a very tall glass with a handle and a good froth with chocolate and dry chilli flakes sprinkled on top. Standard white and pink marshmallows were provided with the drink. The drink packed a punch and was reasonably creamy. Your reviewer likes a strong chocolate flavour and the drink did not deliver this. A stronger flavour would have gone better with the chilli.

1 comment:

  1. I love cocolat and their choc rasp muffins