This is a blog about drinking chocolate and follows the life of Merkel Marmaduke through the cafes of Adelaide, SA and elsewhere, while he searches for the ultimate hot chocolate. Check this blog out for hot chocolate reviews, hot chocolate news and a whole lot of nonsense about finding a good hot chocolate. This blog can be accessed from the ChocAdelaide Android app.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Helen Mayo Café
In my days at Adelaide University the coffees and hot chocolates were not all that desirable. The standards have improved a bit since then. The university Cafes still have to produce a lot of food quickly so there are shortcuts with preparation and packaging. The Helen Mayo Café at the Adelaide University is a big eating place with plenty of seating inside and outside under unbrellas in the cloisters. The clinical term "Refectory" that was used in my day seems more apt than "Café".
The hot chocolate came in paper "Brasilia" cup. It was topped with a white froth and a sprinkle of chocolate powder. It was a good chocolaty flavour and not too sweet. Best of all, it cost only $2.50.