The world is a better place with chocolate. The older I’ve become, the more I like it and the less justification I need to eat it. In fact there’s barely a day goes by when I don’t enjoy it in some form. So after our disappointing lunch at Tabella in Fremantle, you can imagine my delight when Rena pointed out the Theobroma Chocolate Lounge across the way. A ho-hum lunch date salvaged by chocolate.
Hot and cold chocolate drinks, chocolate cakes, chocolate fondue, chocolate waffles and hand made chocolates. Chocolate everything at Theobroma.
It was difficult choosing a cake when everything in the display cabinet looked so inviting, but I eventually decided on the Chocolate Trio Cake. This three layered cake was pleasant and filled the need for something sweet, without being over the top. Rena opted for the Cherry Ripe Slice, and true to its name it really did taste like a Cherry Ripe.
Carol’s massive slice of Malteser Cake proved too much for her. Too big, too rich and too cold. Yup, too cold. One of those cakes that tastes much better when it’s served at room temperature.
We ordered coffees as we’d had our fill of chocolate. My long mac was strong, hot and very good. The beans are a seven blend mix sourced from a Melbourne roasting house. I loved the little touch of the heat band around the glass.
Theobroma is the brain child of two Melbourne guys who astutely reckoned the world had enough coffee houses but not enough chocolate shops. Their shops are franchised throughout Australia and several other countries, with more on the way. Business is booming. We enjoyed our first Theobroma experience, and appreciated the comfy seats and the super friendly service. Long live chocolate!