Blog: Chocolate café
Catherine Sleep | 1 November 2006
When you think of chocolate, which countries spring to mind? Belgium, for sure. Switzerland, almost certainly. Australia? Um, no, not particularly. But apparently the chocolate café Lindt opened in Sydney two years ago has proved so popular that the company is opening a second café in the Australian city.
It sounds heavenly; the menu boasts a range of hot chocolates, which are apparently far more popular with customers than coffee, as well as a range of chocolate-based cakes, waffles and ice creams. You can smell the bewitching aroma of chocolate as you enter the café, and a cauldron of simmering molten chocolate draws you in further.
Chocolate cafés are still something of a rarity, which is surprising given the powerful performance of Juliette Binoche in the 2000 film Chocolat. I nearly opened one myself after seeing her captivating her patrons with the sensuousness of her homemade hot chocolate. Lindt, feel free to set up shop in the UK. Really, anytime.
Today (23 December) is just-food's last day before closing for Christmas. We'll return, raring to go on Tuesday 3 January - but of course there's been plenty of top-notch content that has gone live in...
The plethora of food manufacturing associations in the UK has been argued by some to be an impediment to the industry coming to a coherent position on the aftermath of Brexit and on what the sector sh...
- 2017: three major drivers of M&A strategy
- Comment: Premier has more to ponder than Brexit
- The food market in 2017 - consumer trends and M&A
- just-food 2017 Survey - your thoughts on growth
- Food market in 2017: need-to-know US trends
- Premier Foods issues profit warning
- Nestle mum on Mead Johnson takeover talk
- UK's Bakkavor plays down IPO "speculation"
- Mondelez sells Vegemite to Bega
- Kellogg to slash 250 jobs