Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Kappy's Cafe

Kappy's seems to have had its ups and downs at its current location of 53 Flinders Street. There is seems to be less clutter in the Café now and also less wholesale tea and coffee. Its still a cosy and decorative place to have a light lunch.

The hot chocolate comes in red ceramic mugs these days and is rich and creamy. The prices are $3.50 and $4.00. Marshmallows are available upon request.

The ice chocolate with a scoop of ice cream is available for $4.50. It comes in a tall glass with no cream or chocolate on top. The chocolate flavour is good and not sickly sweet like some ice chocolates.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Brown Dog Café

Merkel and Myrtle return to Brown Dog Café on Goodwood Road for a Sunday lunch. It was a pleasant day and we sat out in the back garden. The furnishings there are not particularly decorative or comfortable but the back patio area is covered and the garden is pleasant. A range of restaurant meals are available.

The hot chocolate came in Venziano coffee cup and saucer. The brand in outside drinker-facing orientation and the Veneziano motto "True to the Bean" appears inside the cup facing the drinker.There was a pink and a white marshmallow in the saucer. The drink was decorated with a white froth and chocolate powder over one side of the froth. The hot chocolate was unfortunately too weak. I might order their chilli hot chocolate next time but ask them to put more chocolate in the drink.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Jin's Churros

The creamy hot chocolate at Patisserie Jin on Unley Road has been reviewed earlier. This is well presented and chocolaty for $3.50.

Your reviewer has reviewed churros and melted chocolate previously. At Jin's this dish is well presented on a dark rectangular plate. Jin's attention to detail is amazing. The six very dainty churros sticks, a small bowl of sweet chocolate sauce and another small bowl containing a sliced strawberry. The shop logo is rendered in castor sugar on the plate. The serving is small which is probably just as well because it would be tempting to eat too much of this food. The cost was $12.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

American Candy Stand, Iceberg

Merkel tried another hot chocolate at the American Candy Stand recently. This time he went for the hot chocolate "iceberg", which is a hot chocolate with a scoop of vanilla icecream floating in it. This is not an iced chocolate because the drink is mostly hot but there is the contrasting cold ice cream in it. The drink is topped with the normal froth and a sprinkle of chocolate powder. The chocolate flavour was good and the ice cream made it extra creamy.  The cost was $5.90.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Little Seeds

Merkel spotted a new hot chocolate vendor recencly. It was outside of the Adelaide City Council building at the Colonel Light Centre, 25 Pirie Street. The council was selling off some of its books, providing information and provide some whiteboards for feedback. There a number of different styles of tables and chairs on the footpath which was painted in bright colours. Also on the footpath was a Churroz trailer and Little Seeds organic espresso bar. Little Seeds is a new venture but the proprieter hopes that they will start popping up everywhere.

The hot chocolate came in a paper cup and it was challenge to keep it under control in the windy conditions. Nevertheless it was well decorated and topped with a creamy froth. It was reasonably creamy and chocolaty and cost $3.50.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Hudsons, Currie St

I returned to Hudsons on Currie Street recently. The hot chocolate cost $3.40 and was was served in a small coffee cup. The Belgian chocolate flavour was not as rich as I recall other Hudsons hot chocolates.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Passatempo Iced Chocolate

Your reviewer returned to Passatempo recently to the pass the time. He ordered the iced chocolate which at $6.90 is one of the more expensive cold drinks around. The drink came in a tall glass with a straw and a long spoon. It was topped with chocolate gelati, whipped cream and a sprinkle of chocolate powder. Chocolate syrup had been used and made the drink decorative but not too sweet. This was good chocolaty iced chocolate.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Lizzie's Iced Chocolate

Merkel and Mytrle returned to Lizzie's recently for breakfast. This time Merkel tried the iced chocolate. This was available for $3.50 or $5.50. The large drink came in a tall glass topped with a scoop of ice cream and chocolate powder. The drink was made with syrup which made the drink too sweet but the syrup was used decoratively on the inside of the glass.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Nonna's Kitchen

Nonna's Kitchen in Mt Barker has a reasonable presence on the net having a facebook page, a website and a blog. This is table service Italian restaurant that is available for casual meals. Mt Barker was a nice place to visit on a sunny afternoon.

The hot chocolate was $3.20 and came in a brown ceramic cup and saucer. It was a rich dark flavour and was topped with froth and a liberal sprinkling of chocolate powder.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Bean Bar, Jaffa

Fortunately Choktober has extended into Chocvember at Bean Bar so the different flavours of hot chocolate are still on the menu. Merkel tried the orange flavoured "Jaffa" hot chocolate at the Waymouth Street venue. This came in a glass and saucer topped with a brown froth. It was not as chocolaty as the hot chocolate at Finders Street Bean Bar and did not have the sprinkle of chocolate powder on top. The orange flavour was good but would have been better with darker chocolate flavour. The drink came at the standard price of four dollars for a regular hot beverage.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Bean Bar, Cherry

Merkel visited the Flinders Street Bean Bar which has a number of tables in the Credit Union next door.  Bean Bar are having a "Choktober" promotion where they are selling a number of flavours of hot chocolate such as mint, orange and cherry.  Merkel tried the cherry. This was four dollars and came in a glass and saucer. The chocolate flavour was good and was well-balanced with the cherry and coconut flavouring of the drink.  There was a bit left over so the waitress gave Myrtle the leftovers in a small glass.