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Lindt Chocolate Cafe, Martin Place

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by Caroleann (subscribe)
I am a freelance writer living in Manly. I enjoy writing reviews for Weekend Notes. I enjoy the outdoors and anything to do with the water. My interests are travel, Live Theatre,The Ballet and Restaurants that serve delicious innovative food.
Published April 11th 2015
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The Lindt Cafe Martin Place
So much has been written about The Lindt Cafe reopening in Sydney in the last week, so I thought I should go and have a look for myself. So after a busy day in the CBD on Wednesday, I walked up Martin Place from George St and entered the Lindt Cafe, which has now been done up in style.

The Lindt Cafe Martin Place Food Coffee Lunch chocolate
The Lindt Cafe, Martin Place


There was a buzz in the air, echoing a happy sound of people enjoying themselves. Many customers were eating a light meal or just having coffee and a chat with friends.

People enjoying themselves at the Lindt Cafe Martin Place
People enjoying themselves at the Lindt Cafe, Martin Place


The surroundings are lovely in this cafe and the atmosphere felt very normal and relaxed, so I decided to ask for a table and have a light meal. I chose a goat's cheese quiche which was served with a side salad. The quiche was light and tasty and the salad fresh and crisp. Next I ordered a chai latte which was creamy and full of flavour.

The Lindt Cafe Lunch Coffee Hot Chocolate
Goat's Cheese Quiche with a side salad around $10


I have often enjoyed the Lindt Cafe Hot Chocolate which is a specialty of the house. It comes in three varieties dark, milk or white chocolate. My favourite is the dark chocolate, though a little expensive at $8 you get two large cups in a serve, and you will not find a better hot chocolate anywhere.

Menu The Lindt Cafe Martin place Lunch coffee chocolate
The Menu - Lindt Cafe Martin Place


The menu is varied Breakfast is served from 7.30am Lunch from 11.30am.

The Lindt Cafe Desserts Chocolate
The display cabinet of desserts, mainly chocolate


We have heard so much awful news about the siege that took place on December 15th and 16th last year inside the Lindt Cafe In Martin Place, the effect was devastating to all. In total contrast, I felt uplifted to experience this happy atmosphere surrounding me over lunch the day I dined there.

What a great decision of management to reopen on March 17th this year. They have shown courage in doing so and have done it with real style.

The pictures of the thousands of bunches of flowers shown here was a spontanious out pouring of grief by the people of Sydney after the shooting and death of three hostages in the seige.

I was in Martin Place a few days after these flowers were placed near the Lindt Cafe and took these photos. I have never seen such a display of flowers and probably never will again. A beautiful sight that touched the hearts of all who witnessed it.

Flowers memorial Lindt Cafe siege
Flowers placed in Martin Place after the siege


Flowers memorial Martin Place
Flower display at Martin Place after the death of hostages held in the siege last year wrap="0


If you find yourself in the city and feel like some refreshments go to the Lindt Cafe in Martin Place. Shout yourself a serious luxurious indulgence of chocolate delights. Also join with those customers who have chosen to return not only enjoy the food and atmosphere, but to support the management in their decision to reopen.

Sweet display Lindt Cafe Martin Place
Display cabinet of desserts
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Why? Great atmosphere wonderful chocolate delights
When: Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Sat & Sun 10am to 6pm
Phone: 8257-1600
Where: Martin Place
Cost: Varies light meals around $10, Desserts around $9, Hot Chocolate around $8
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