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Published June 21st 2011
While Koko Black and San Churros are getting the lion's share of buzz in Perth's recent (but long awaited) love affair with chocolaterias, at a somewhat surprising location south of the river, another temple to the food of the gods has quietly opened, and is garnering some loyal devotees to it's Karawara location.
eateries at Waterford Plaza, not far from Curtin University, has a sophisticated but warm ambience, supporting a light menu of savoury choices, and a far more extensive range of the delectable and divine - guaranteed to tempt the chocoholics among us.
Open from mid morning most days till the wonderfully late dessert hour of 10.00pm most evenings (9.00pm Mondays – Wednesdays), this franchise from Melbourne has gone international and now boasts a smattering of stores not just throughout Australia, but in New Zealand and Malaysia as well.
The chocolate beverages are Mayan worshippingly heavenly (though the chilli hot chocolate has a welcome breathless bite), and you can also choose from an open display a fresh handmade treats that beckons both your eye and your palate. A selection of cakes is also on offer, but for true indulgence, try the popular chocolate fondue with fruit – half of that is justifiably healthy - or