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Dolce & Co Dessert Bar

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by Samantha Lau (subscribe)
Hi there! I'm Sammie, a Malaysian who's a lover of unicorns, bargains and adventures.
Published August 30th 2012
No need to go to France for French dessert, go to Dolce & Co
A dessert bar located in the city's south-west, Dolce & Co manages to bring a new level of sophistication to French confections.

Dolce & Co
A very chic dessert bar

The place practically screams elegance and chic; from the monochrome colour scheme to the glass walls that frame the dessert bar. I like that it relies a lot on sunlight to light up the place; nothing like natural lighting to improve your mood. Well, the prospect of having delicious French dessert helps as well. Only a small part of the building is designated for people to sit and eat; the rest of the space is taken up by a baking tools shop (which you can see as you eat, due to the divider being glass).

Once you enter, you're treated to a tantalising display of desserts; from macarons to ice-cream and cakes to croissants. You're really spoiled for choice here. After some careful consideration, I decided to try 3 different desserts:

Decadent chocolate

This is the Aztec, named in homage to the tribe that first created chocolate. The dark chocolate glaze is smooth and rich whilst the spongy interior is soft and melts-in-your-mouth good. In the centre is a cream, I'm not sure exactly what it was but I reckon it was some sort of fruit-based mix. I didn't quite like that as I felt it didn't complement the chocolate. But other than that, an amazing chocolate experience.

Pina Colada
A very tropical dessert

When I saw the presentation of the Pina Colada, I knew I just had to have it. It's a yellow block of mousse-like coconut crumble topped off with bits of caramelised pineapple. There's even a little pipette for you to drizzle the Pina Colada with liqueur. The taste is very light and fruity; the sweetness feels like it comes from the delicious fruits. A great tropical-tasting dessert!

Banana Verrine
A definite yes for banana-lovers!

Last but not least, we have the Banana Verrine (verrine is a type of French confection made by layering ingredients in a small glass), my favourite of the three desserts. Perhaps I'm a bit biased because I absolutely love any banana-themed desserts but this really blew me away. A banana mousse topped with caramelised banana bits. I do think there is a cinnamon-based crumble in it as well. Loved it, and if I get the chance, I'll definitely get it again.

This is a good place if you want to go there in a pair because then you'll get to try more desserts together. I wouldn't recommend going as a big group because the seating is very limited. The price is alright; about roughly $6 to $8 per dessert. The downside is that the place doesn't open at night so it might be a bit difficult for people with 9-5 work hours. They're also open Saturday from 9am - 2pm.
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Why? Nobody can say no to French desserts
When: Mon - Fri: 08:00-16:00 Sat: 08:30-14:00
Phone: (08) 8410 3633
Where: 45 Gilbert St, Adelaide SA 5000
Cost: Under $15 per meal
Your Comment
These desserts look amazing... Congratulations on your first article
by Shannon Meyerkort (score: 3|1810) 2659 days ago
Congratulations Sammy, your review has beautiful images and is very descriptive. A good read!
by Dave Walsh (score: 4|11275) 2659 days ago
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