Searching for the perfect chocolate on a Saturday, we drove down to Balmain to try Adriano Zumbo Patissier and Cafe Chocolat.
Quite simply, I’m in love.
The two stores are located within metres of each other, and both serve glorious things that will make you swoon. Our advice? Visit the patissier first and pick up savories and cakes, then take it to the Cafe Chocolat to sit down and order drinks. The patissier doesn’t actually serve drinks or have tables, so if you do it any other way, you will be in a bit of a mess, like we ended up in.
We settle on a Charles de Jour to share, and two quiches ($5.20 each) and a sausage roll to get the savory stuff in before the sugar overload begins.
Back at the cafe, the patient staff have our drinks on hold. We score a large table – and begin the feast.
I took a few home for Alec to try, but the consensus was while they were lovely, the big draw card here is the desserts.
Adriano Zumbo Patissier
296 Darling Street,
(02) 9810 7318
Mon – Sat, 8am – 6pm
Sun 8am – 4pm
Adriano Zumbo Cafe Chocolat
Shop 5, 308 Darling St
(02) 9555 1199
Open 7 days, 7am – 6pm