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.


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