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Published October 25th 2012
New Bulimba store means more chocolately goodness
Attention chocolate lovers and purveyors of all things sweet, this is an important announcement - Max Brenner's Chocolate Bar has opened its doors in the middle of Bulimba's Oxford street.
[ADVERT]This new store is a huge one, with lots of seating both inside and al fresco under a stylish patio roof at the front of the store. Aside from being big, and often very busy, the Bulimba store has a well-stocked chocolate shop and all the old favourites on the menu, including my new personal favourite, a warm mint chocolate. The mint chocolate is served, like all of Max Brenner's hot drinks, in a 'hug mug' - a mug you almost literally have to hug to drink. At $6, it is well worth every cent. Another favourite on a hot day, the cookieshake is a little more expensive at $7.60.
Max Brenner's also do a great mocha, my staple coffee lifeblood. What I hadn't realised before my visits to the Bulimba store is that soy milk or decaffeinated coffee can be substituted upon request and that Max Brenner's also do takeaway drinks or an extra 50c charge.
On my most recent trip (in the name of research, of course) I tried the Seinfeld-esque chocolate cinnamon Babka which came served with a small bowl of melted chocolate. At a reasonable price of $6.50, I can see why Seinfeld and his friends got so worked up about one of these. Delicious. You can almost fool yourself into thinking that the $19 Chocolate Fondue For Two is a healthier option - the tubs of pure dark and milk chocolate perched on top of candle burners come with strawberries, apple or banana to dip - but only if you overlook the banana bread and marshmallows that the fondue also comes with.
For something a little different, the choc-banana pizza is surprisingly good, and I have never experienced anything quite like Max's white chocolate chai, both in taste and presentation. Who am I kidding? Everything on the menu is chocolately goodness!
Set in the middle of Oxford Street, with later opening hours than many of the surrounding restaurants, Max Brenner's Chocolate Bar is a delicious (albeit slightly damaging to my diet) experience, and a little bit more accessible.
Read more reviews about Max Brenner's other Brisbane stores here and here.