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Published September 12th 2014
Lindt. The name alone summons thoughts of silky smooth chocolate rolling in the mouth delectably agitating around the tongue. Lindt brings to mind chocolate cake, chocolate flakes, chocolate bars, chocolate sauce, self-indulgence and abandonment.
Lingering in their George Street cafe with the potent smell of chocolate surrounding us, my friend ordered a share plate for two. With plenty of seating inside yet the sun peeking through after a week of rain, we chose the seating outdoors. Though this Lindt Cafe is in the heart of Sydney City, it was surprisingly quiet outside.
The first chocolate delights to arrive were the luscious hot chocolates. I had ordered the milk chocolate and my friend ordered the dark chocolate. These arrived in little pouring mugs with a separate mug of frothy hot milk. We poured the milk into our respective cups and stirred the delicious chocolate into a mouth-watering combination.
Next was the platter for two. My eyes popped. Two pieces of triangular-shaped chocolate brownies, a spongey chocolate cake to share, two fabulous macarons, and a delectable vanilla bean icecream resting on chocolate flakes with a diamond-shaped chocolate standing to attention atop the icecream. The added bonus were four Lindor balls which my friend graciously gave me, aware of my decades-long struggle with chocolate addiction. Complementing the abundance of chocolate was the swirl of cream to ease the strong flavours of a variety of chocolate.
Lindt Cafe is a fabulous place to go whether for chocolate platters, waffles and icecream, or just a cup of tea or coffee accompanied with a Lindor ball. A word of warning: if you don't want that little chocolate ball, give it to a well-deserving adult with a chocolate addiction - there are many of us around.