If you adore chocolate then you should take your adoration to another level at Adora Handmade Chocolate Cafe in Parramatta. Started in 1993 by two sisters, Adora Handmade Chocolates are just as good if not better than their international counterparts such as Lindt and Guylian. From humble beginnings they have grown to now having stores in 4 different locations throughout Sydney.
Parramatta is home to one of their stores. Located away from the main foodie hub of Parramatta, Adora is the perfect spot to get away from the hustle and bustle of working life during the week. On Saturdays it is a delightful quiet spot where you are more than likely to have the whole café to yourself. It's the perfect spot for a secret rendezvous or a romantic first date.
As you walk through the entrance of Adora the first thing you notice is the huge selection of handmade chocolates. All of the chocolates are made with pure Callebaut chocolate, King Island cream, fresh butter and all natural ingredients. Some of their chocolates have even won gold and silver medals at prestigious fine food shows.
Whatever your favourite chocolate is, you will be certain to find it at Adora. Perhaps an orange champagne truffle, a pistachio splinter or something more Australian like a wattleseed truffle or maybe just a good old fashioned chocolate frog. If you suffer from food intolerances they have both gluten and dairy free chocolates available as well.
You can choose to sit and devour chocolates in the store or have them packaged up to take home or back to the office with you. If you need a chocolate fix on the go, there are chocolates already bagged for you to fly in and fly out with your goodie bag.
When you order any beverage at Adora you receive a complimentary chocolate - we thought we had misheard the gentleman serving us! You can choose any one of the handmade chocolates on display to enjoy with your beverage of choice how fabulous is that! To further indulge your chocolate passion, if you are a cappuccino drinker it will come with a very generous sprinkle of real chocolate on top no tasteless chocolate powder served here. If you are hot chocolate connoisseur make sure you try one of their pure coverture hot chocolate rumoured to be the best in Parramatta.
Now for some of you that may be enough indulgence but in the name of research we had to taste test a few more of the morsels on offer at Adora. They have a selection of mainly chocolate based desserts, cakes, slices, muffins, biscuits and danishes available for you to consume. The chocolate caramel slice is perhaps the best I've ever eaten. This no doubt has to do with the superior ingredients used to make it. A thick chocolate biscuit base is covered with another thick layer of smooth caramel which is then topped with a decent layer of Callebaut chocolate pure decadence!
There is also a gelato bar at Adora Parramatta, perfect for these hot summer days. Flavours such as double chocolate, hazelnut, vanilla bean and more are available. Exclusive to Adora Parramatta is high tea. For $15.00 per person you receive a delightful high tea stand full of both savoury and sweet pastries as well as some delectable little sweet treats made daily by Adora's in house chefs. Included in this price is your choice of coffee, tea or hot chocolate.
Adora also have an irresistible range of cakes available to be ordered for special occasions think flourless chocolate cakes, black forest tortes and raspberry mousse cakes. Truffle cakes and truffle croquembouches can also be made for that extra special occasion such as weddings just make sure you can call into the stall to pre order.
If you are just after a special gift then look no further than Adora. They present all of the handmade chocolates in a beautiful blue box finished off with ribbon and then placed in an Adora gift bag presentation is everything as they say. They also have a cute selection of chocolate lollipops with the words such as "Enjoy" and "Congratulations" on them which would make a thoughtful little gift for someone you work with or for whom you may just need a little gift.
With Valentines Day just around the corner you can't go past Adora. They have a special range coming out for the big day so make sure you drop by and pick up something for your sweetheart to show how much you adore them. Or why not treat them to a loved up high tea!