Boon Chocolate Cafe, Darlinghurst

It was such a cold day that I had the most massive craving for something comforting like tea and chocolate. Good thing I organised an after work catch up at Boon – The Chocolate Experience in Darlinghurst.

Just down the road from the Victoria Street dessert Mecca Messina and Strawberry Cream, Boon is the perfect place to treat yourself to something delicious and chocolatey. Owned by a brother and sister team, the range of constantly changing gourmet chocolates are made in house and feature quality ingredients. An additional bonus, they’re kosher and halal certified too.

You can choose a selection to take away with you, or to gift to a very special friend. Alternatively, you can do as we did today and venture to the upper level of the shop, set up as an intimate lounge style cafe, and order something to have in house.

There are four different types of drinking sets. Each comes with a hot beverage as well as your choice of Boon praline, and a chocolate mousse shot. They are the Connoisseur hot chocolate drink set; the Belgian Style hot chocolate drink set; the Coffee set, and the Boon tea set. Soy milk is available for those who need or prefer, and all hot chocolates have a minimum of 65% cocoa. There are a couple of cold drinks listed too.

My friend ordered the Belgian style milk hot chocolate ($8.50), while I went for the pot of peppermint tea ($9); a tame option but a good one. Since they were out of chocolate mousse, we got the choice of two chocolates each. My friend chose the peppermint and ginger, while I picked the peppermint and the coffee chocolates.

Everything was delicious. Finally, for the first time that day I was warm and cosy. I can’t wait to try more of their range. I just need to find someone to buy me a box, or a reason to buy them for myself!

Rating: 9/10

Where: 251 Victoria Street Darlinghurst NSW.
Why: A great gourmet chocolate experience in a friendly and intimate environment.
Cost: $7.50-$10
When: Tuesday to Friday, 10am-7pm; Saturday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 11am-6pm.

Good for kids: Yes
Take away: Yes

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