Mike and I had big plans last Saturday:
- We were going to wake up and study
- Then off to South Bank, we were going to go back to Beastie Burgers and eat their delicious wedges
- Then we were going to watch Iron Man 3 in all its glory in 3D
- And then end the night getting fat and eating delicious waffles at Gelare.
Our plans were slightly foiled when we arrived over an hour early to book tickets for the 2:30pm show – they were already sold out. Oh no!
But that was alright, we bought tickets for the 6:00pm show instead ($8 – so cheap!). But now it left us with an extra, unplanned 5 hours of time.
We had passed by Theobroma Chocolate Lounge on the way to the movie theater and made a note to come back someday. Turned out today would be the day!
Greeted by friendly staff as we walked in and offered our choice of seats. We decided to sit inside by the open windows. Although I adore Max Brenner, I dislike how there’s always a huge line and the place is always packed. Theobroma was quiet, definitely more inviting especially because we were thinking doing some studying.
The mirrored wall gave the illusion of an extra spacious lounge. And comfy chairs! Another good sign this would be a nice place to settle for a couple of hours.
A very extensive menu that offered not only chocolatey deliciousness in all forms but there were savoury food items as well. A little something for everyone. Because we already had plans to eat elsewhere later, Mike and I opted for drinks only.
Mike got a flat white. The coffee was just okay, unfortunately not much love was put into this coffee. I think he plans to stick with chocolate drinks from now on.
And I can’t remember the exact name of my drink – and it’s not listed on the menu online. It was along the lines of an iced mint chocolate. There’s a choice of white, milk, or dark chocolate – I chose dark and it was delicious! I also liked the fact that it wasn’t too rich, especially because it was quite a large drink. The chocolate design on the inside of the glass was an additional nice touch. Not to mention I could scrape and eat it as well. 😛
We studied for a few hours and never felt pressured to leave – thanks Theobroma!
They also have an impressive display of chocolates (approximately $2-3/each) at the counter.
We bought 2 on the way out: Pineapple caramel and Creme Brule. Could not taste any pineapple or caramel flavour of the first one. The chocolate was also dry which made us think it had been sitting around for too long. The creme brulee, however, was super tasty.
Good prices, friendly service, quiet ambiance, and lots of choices to choose from off the menu. We will be back! … But not for the coffee 😛
And the rest of the day went exactly as planned. What a great day!
PS: If you haven’t seen Iron Man 3 yet… watch it. You won’t be disappointed 😉