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Tuesday, October 28, 2008
SYDNEY: Lindt Cafe
What more can I say? Like, hurry up and open one up in Melbourne already.

A trip to Sydney, no matter how short or long is never complete for me without at least one (or two) visits to the Lindt Cafe. Featuring a sensational selection of beverages and treats, the Lindt Cafe is much more than it seems and is surely a must visit destination for any serious chocolate lover. Heck, they even serve lunch and have various specials throughout the day including half-price take-away beverage between 4-5PM.

Whether it is a slice of cake or one of the decadent chocolate truffles made using the finest Lindt chocolate, you are sure to be impressed with your selection. Or of course you could indulge in the famous hot chocolate. Just look at those vessels of melted chocolate patiently churning away throughout the day.

My guilty indulgences:

Famous Hot Chocolate: Available in milk or dark chocolate. A little caraffe of melted chocolate is presented along with a jug of foamy hot milk. ($6.50/ mug).

Opera Cake: This luxurious cake is made from thin layers of chocolate ganache, coffee butter cream and almond sponge that has been soaked in coffee syrup. The dark chocolate topping is adorned with a 24 carat gold leaf. Pure indulgence and oh so pretty. ($11/ slice).

Connoisseurs' selection truffles: Available individually from the display cabinet or gift boxed. I enjoy four varieties: The multi-layered Lindt VIP, Chilli Chocolate, Dark Chocolate and Pistachio. They work out to be about $2 each - worthy of every last cent. ($16/ 100 grams).

The Lindt Cafe also serves a range of excellent macaroons, ice-creams and various other sweet treats. And with three locations throughout Sydney (and Melbourne plans underway?) why not check it out for yourself.


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At October 29, 2008 at 11:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wikipedia (to trust or not to trust?) claims they are opening up a Lindt Cafe on the "prestigious end of Collins Street in January 2009"

At October 29, 2008 at 11:52 AM, Blogger Jon! said...

Yes, I have heard from a couple of sources that a Lindt Cafe is on the way for Melbourne, but again I think it may just be rumours at this stage. Upper Collins St. would make sense though.

At October 29, 2008 at 5:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i emailed lindt customer service (out of growing curiosity :) ) and she said:

Thank you for your email. I am glad to advise that we will definitely be opening more café's around Australia with Melbourne being next on agenda. We are still looking for suitable locations within CBD area, but we expect to be opening one by the next year.

sounds promising?

At November 21, 2008 at 2:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

John I'm still looking forward to reading about your other sydney adventures!

At December 19, 2008 at 3:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is John? I live for your updates!!
I need to hear about your other Sydney eats

At January 4, 2009 at 10:19 AM, Blogger Jon! said...

Jon is really busy and working way too much. Please keep visiting all - I'm trying my best to get things together and publish something soon. Another Sydney trip is also coming up in aabout a month - might be a good time for me to do a bit of reflecting and writing as well. xoxo.

At April 18, 2009 at 12:33 PM, Blogger Jon! said...

Yes, its official - Lindt Cafe is definitely opening up in Melbourne. First store is Collins Street in June, followed by Chadstone.

Official release:

Lindt of Switzerland are proud to be expanding the Lindt Chocolat Café business to Melbourne. June 2009 will see the opening of the Lindt Chocolat Café in Collins Street, Melbourne, this will be closely followed by a second Melbourne store in Chadstone.

With 4 well established successful Sydney stores it is now time to offer the residents of Melbourne a world exclusive Lindt experience. Offering delicious cakes, ice cream, desserts, chocolates and macaroons using chocolate from Lindt of Switzerland, the café should not be missed.

How Exciting!!

At June 17, 2009 at 3:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Melbourne and Sydney are easy places to find restaurants. How about other states. Where is it good to eat?

At July 19, 2009 at 9:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Lindt Cafe in Melbourne opened yesterday and is located on Collins Street in between Swanston and Elizabeth Street. It's pretty good!

At July 30, 2009 at 1:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well the much talk about Lindt cafe is finally in Melbourne.I went this morning and was impressed with the cafe but not with the service.A waitress serves my friend a cup of coffee all spill out of the cup and without apologising or giving a napkin for the spillage till I have to ask for a napkin.I ask the same waitress for the napkins telling her she spill the coffee and she did not even apologise but gave a rude look at us.Well whats the point of having a upmarket and exclusive cafe when the waiting staff is inexperienced and rude?

At December 16, 2009 at 5:35 PM, Anonymous Julian Davis said...

I love your blog. Really interesting to read and I like food topics especially.

Thank you for your wonderful post .
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At December 17, 2009 at 3:21 PM, Blogger Johan Donald said...

I am planning a Sydney trip on New Year. Surely I will visit Lindt Cafe. Thanks for the post..

At March 23, 2010 at 1:00 PM, Anonymous Sydney Training said...

Great post. Love anything to do with beautiful food.


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