Lydia C. Lee is still trying to work out what to do with her one wild and precious life. She currently is a haphazard blogger. Read more at holidazeandhellidaze.blogspot.com.au or www.pandoraandmax.blogspot.com
Published February 19th 2013
Coffee & Chocolate, the perfect combination
We were spending a couple of hours pottering around the shops when we decided a cup of tea would ward off our flagging enthusiasm. We stopped at Coffee & Chocolate, an inviting little oasis away from the crowds, gazing out onto greenery and the Queen Street Mall sculpture façade.
I'm not a black tea drinker, so was delighted at the range of herbal teas on offer, and very happy with the White Ginger Pear that I selected. White tea (a sister to Green tea) with ginger but sweet overtones from a pear infusion.
My friend went with the Hot Chocolate, and explained that the reason this place was her favourite for hot chocolate, was because you could make it as weak or as strong as you liked, by mixing in the chocolate sediment at the bottom of the glass. The frothy milk starts white, gets darker and darker as you stir. Me, I was taken by the cute smiley spoon it came with!
It was only an hour before our early pre-theatre dinner so we had to refrain from the delicious looking cakes, but couldn't resist a tiny handmade chocolate, or two.
A lot of thoughtful touches have been put into this coffee shop, designer chairs and light fittings, serving plates and so on, so while on the main floor of a shopping centre, you really feel sequestered away. The only dangerous thing, is that it's situated between the windows of Alannah Hill and Leona Edmiston. It's hard to resist not going into either of those stores afterwards, and that then becomes an expensive proposition.