Tonight we popped out for dessert at the Chocolate Boutique in Parnell. It’s a cafe and shop dedicated to the heaven that is chocolate, and is by far one of the best places for something sweet and delectable in Auckland.
It’s in a Victorian-styled boutique and is busy all year round. We weren’t allowed to take photos indoor, so you’ll have to visit to appreciate the rainbow of sweets, boxed chocolates and other goodies which line the walls and fill the cabinets inside. Their cafe menu is extensive with a wide variety of hot chocolates, coffees, desserts and smoothies on offer, with a diabetic/gluten free section too.
We particularly recommend trying an ‘Italian denso’ which are thick, rich hot chocolates that can be flavoured with mexican spice or chilli. Laura thought the mousse in her chocolate-plate was excellent, while Rachel really enjoyed the mini chocolate-covered pavlova. I’m a huge fan of their hand-made chocolates so ordered a few of those too.
Chocolate-overloaded to the max, and having enjoyed the 90’s-music mix, we left very happy. This cafe is a must-visit for chocolate and dessert lovers! Their chocolates make for easy presents too, because it’s a fact 9 out of 10 people love chocolate (and the tenth is lying 😛 ).
Charlotte, Victoria, Rachel & Laura x
Location: 323 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland