With such proud proclaimation and with ensuing media fanfare when it was first opened, it was a little surprising to discover that not only is the exclusive Sydney Lindt Concept Store not mentioned on the Lindt website, but that Australia itself doesn't even get a webpage--only the USA, Canada and several European countries. But nevermind. Onto the food.
Club sandwich with smoked salmon, dill, house pickled cucumber with goat's curd on tramezzini (Italian white bread) $9.00
Roast beetroot, candied walnuts, silverbeet and goat's cheese on country loaf $8.50
Lindt hot chocolate $4.50
The sandwiches here were more-ish and tasty, served on bread so fresh you would swear a bakery was next door. The fine slices of beetroot worked so well with the walnuts, silverbeet and goat's cheese that I would definitely try this one at home.
The hot chocolate was also fairly spectacular with warm melted chocolate served in one pot, and frothy steamed milk in another. You are then able to create your own hot chocolate mixture to your preference, by pouring both into your cup.
Unfortunately we didn't have time to partake in dessert (waffles with icecream $12.50, 3 scoops of Lindt icecream $7.50, Lindt chocolate tart $9.50 among others) but did manage to gobble a few chocolates.
Plenty of waitstaff hovering on the edges meant service was fairly efficient, including when I was quickly but politely stopped from taking photos of the interior. Photos at the table were ok, but photos of the interior were not allowed, I was told.
Fair enough. And hence the lack of photos of dizzying chocolate arrays.
I can tell you about it instead... think cream-coloured walls, high high ceilings, a funky blue and green glass chandelier, and plenty of Lindt product displays.
A plethora of Lindt chocolate varieties are available and there is probably enough girly wow factor to sustain business. And a few chocaholics as well.
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Lindt Chocolat Cafe
53 Martin Place, Sydney
Tel: +61 (02) 8257 1600
Monday to Friday 7.30am - 6pm
Saturday and Sunday 10.00am - 6pm
This has been included on Grab Your Fork's Top 10 Sydney Eats for Tourists. Read the entire list here.
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12/04/2004 11:59:00 p.m.