Steven Ter Horst has moved from Unley Road to Rundle Street.
Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. That's what you can expect to find at Steven Ter Horst Chocolatier on Unley Road. Although this isn't just any chocolate, everything is beautifully crafted, ensuring it all looks just as good as it tastes.
There are only a few tables scattered inside this tiny store, which for some reason I had imagined to be much larger. Your eyes are instantly drawn to the glass cabinets filled with tiny chocolates and other fascinating creations. It's easy enough to pop in, pick something out and leave. But if there is a table free take your time to savour the experience.
Their range of petit gateaux look perfect - sleek, shiny, and delicious. Some of their goods include the Marscapone Dream (marscapone mousse with caramel hazelnut cream and a hazelnut daquoise biscuit base, coated in a caramel glaze), the Lemon Lust, or the Hazelnut Heaven. The names are all fairly accurate representations.
Many of them are these half-spherical shaped desserts, with a glossy outer layer, revealing layers of things like cake, cream, chocolate and mousse inside. If you're only after something light, or have already eaten lunch, you could easily consider sharing one between two.
Then there's one plain looking dish on the menu, that you definitely shouldn't underestimate. The salted caramel tart. It's a deliciously rich chocolate tart, and when you break through to the centre you're treated to Steven Ter Horsts to-die-for salted caramel. It's decadent and indulgent, but worth it for any salted caramel fan. The little fleck of gold leaf is a good indicator of the treasure hidden inside.
There is your standard list of drinks but they're all well made. When your pot of tea arrives you're given a small egg timer so you know right when it's ready to pour. There are coffees, teas, and of course hot & iced chocolates too.
The petit gateaux are fairly reasonably priced, they're generally all under $10, but the chocolates are a little more expensive. It makes sense when you think about how much work must go into them, but if you plan on taking home a box of 24 expect it to hurt your hip pocket a little.
This is a great spot if you're looking for somewhere to treat that special chocoholic in your life. The cafe is open till 9pm Tuesday till Thursday and till 11pm on Friday & Saturday. The hours mean that it works equally well as a daytime cafe and a late night dessert spot.
It would be great if there was just a little more room, but at least you do have the benefit of being able to reserve a table.