Chocolate Boutique Cafe (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)
I had been in New Zealand for thirteen years now and we visit Parnell once in a while. For some reason I never been to Chocolate Boutique Cafe up until now after searching for some place to have some dessert. Was it in a busy place where there is a lot to see or is it because of that red telephone booth in front that gains more attention that the cafe at the back, most probably it’s the latter as we have tons of photo on that telephone booth.
Anyways what important is that we tried it at last after living here for thirteen years. This institution was here since 1996 and since then it was quite popular to people who visit Parnell (apart from me), even Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea have been here. It was also Auckland Top Shop Winner in 2000 and GIA winners for New Zealand in 2008 where they represented the country in Chicago at the Gift and Homeware Show.
A very cute and cosy Gourmet chocolate shop where they serve chocolates, coffee and most importantly delectable desserts. Chocolates alone will make you crazy with 100 Gourmet Chocolates selection from truffles, liqueur, non liqueur, nutty rochers, and pralines from 7 different local chocolatiers, this is a heaven for chocolate lovers.
There are many to choose from and since we just want to have some sweets after a heavy dinner, we grabbed a Shared Chocolate indulgence platter (NZ$13.95), where it is served with chocolate ice cream, chocolate mousse, brownie ala mode and chocolates. It was lovely, delicious, chocolatey, you can definitely you can taste the good quality cocoa used on their products.
There were still many things to try so we will definitely be back, just from the pasty display and chocolate cabinets, there is definitely one thing new to try every day for the whole year or perhaps two.
Chocolate Boutique Cafe
Address: 1/323 Parnell Rd, Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
Phone: +649 377 8550