They serve coffees, hot chocolates, waffles, sundaes, cakes, desserts and little chocolate treats.
Wally took me there for my first time a couple of weeks ago. I asked around for my friends' opinions on this cafe. I think everyone I asked had been there before and tried the Italian Denso (thick and rich hot chocolate drink, which Hiro said is almost like a mousse texture).
It took a good 10 minutes to look through the extensive menu. I couldn't decide between hazelnut cappuccino, peanut butter mocha, creme de menthe chocolate, chilli denso, praline hot chocolate, white chocolate submarino (a submarino is a mug of hot milk served with chocolate, as you stir the chocolate in it melts to create a hot chocolate drink) or affogato ($4 - $5.50)
And those were just the drinks. They served chocolate, maple, caramel waffles ($7.90), raspberry tarts, kahlua cheesecake, chocolate mud cake, eclairs.
I took this photo really quickly because it was melting in the rare September sun
And then Calci took me there for my birthday! I have lovely friends.
Overall, very satisfied.
Good food, extremely well priced, especially for a boutique.
Although there are only a couple of tables, so I can imagine how busy it would get in there in the evenings.
Next time: sundaes and submarino. Maybe an Italian Denso to share!
The Chocolate Boutique Cafe
323 Parnell Rd, Parnell
11am to 10pm daily
And to conclude,
I passed a store in Parnell and saw an art print.
The original oil painting was done in 1857 by the French realist, Jean-François Millet.
I had been eyeing a larger print seen in a second-hand store in Onehunga. But found this one for $5 :D
What got me captivated by this painting was Salvador Dali's take on it. Read here :)