Monday, December 22, 2008

Adriano Zumbo Cafe - Balmain

I've heard many ravingly good reviews about Adriano Zumbo chocolate cafe so when my partner finally succumbed to my months of nagging him about coming here, I was super excited - even though I was thoroughly full from lunch.

Adriano Zumbo Chocolate Cafe

We ordered "the Younger Years" to share -which comprises of a warm chocolate fondant with peanut butter icecream and a raspberry and vanilla injection ($13.50) to share, and my partner opted for a cappaccino.

One of the first things I found interesting was the fork we were supplied with. I've never seen a fork that this before - and, when it comes to utility - it seems to be designed for the fondant~ the sharp bit breaks the crunchy fondant outside, and the spoony bit allows you to scoop the runny insides and the icecream. Ingenious!

Wierd-looking but handy fork

My partner's capp came first. When I asked him how it was, he described it with one word - 'crap'. Unconvinced, I had to try some for myself. Probably compared to Melbourne coffee, this was 'crap', but for Sydney standards, it could best be described as average.


When 'the younger years' came out - the waitress did the "injection" (syringe-filled vanilla goodness minus the raspberry as I dislike that fruit) before I could so much utter a word. So - no photo's of syringe nor of me injecting myself with vanilla LOL.

The warm chocolate fondant smelt sooooooooo nice! Sweet sweet aromas :) And the taste - deliciousness! This beats the chocolate cake at Guylian anyday!

The peanut icecream was also surprisingly good - much more peanutty compared to the peanut icecream at Cold Rock Icecreamery. Bottomed with peanut and strawberry (also again because I'm not a raspberry fan), it was a very delicious concoction. The outside of the fondant was crunchy - the inside was soft, almost gooey, mixed with ice cold icecream and all smothered with crushed peanut ... mmm.... I could have this everyday!

The Younger Years - $13.50

Overall, the chocolatey goodness from Zumbo beats the Guylian anyday! Cheaper, yummier, more uniquely presented :) Next time - I'm all for the deliciousness-looking cookies and chocolate!

Food - 9/10 (minus 1 for the capp)
Service - 7/10
Ambiance - 8/10
Value for money - 8/10
Overall - 32/40

Adriano Zumbo Chocolate Cafe
5/308 Darling Street
Balmain (inside Balmain mall)
NSW, 2041

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