Theobroma Chocolate Lounge, Perth
The newly opened Brookfield Place on St Georges Terrace in Perth is a much needed dining and drinking hub on the Terrace. The city is changing for the better and there are now a few places to discover! If you have not been into the Perth CBD for a while, well now is the time to come on in! The choices at Brookfield Place range from fine dining at The Trustee Bar and Bistro, casual drinks at the rooftop bar, burgers from Grill’d and lastly coffee from Theobroma Chocolate Lounge. Westralia Square is right next door and you will find a large Dome Cafe there.
Waffles, fruit fondue, croissants, salad, wraps, frappes and sundaes are just a few items from what is a rather extensive menu at Theobroma Chocolate Lounge! The chocolate lounge also have a range of handmade chocolates on display to choose from. If Chocolate is not for you the all day menu offers all day breakfast, salads and sandwiches.
We ordered a few coffees because one is not enough and opted to share a waffle, I was pretty eager to taste test the waffles as I mentioned on numerous previous posts I am on the hunt for waffles in Perth. Theobroma’s air conditioning is ice cold and we take a seat by the window.
Theobroma use the secret 7 bean blend for all of their coffees and I loved the chocolate sprinkling on the cappuccino. The coffees were perfectly strong and well presented.
Our jaws dropped when the waffle came out of the kitchen and as the lady carefully placed the plate between us our eyes widened to see two square waffles with a mountain of bananas, a large scoop of soft creamy vanilla ice cream and molten chocolate over all the ingredients. I don’t think I have to tell you how delicious it was, the waffle was a little crispy but the molten chocolate made up for that small detail.
Belgian Waffle ($5.90) with banana ($2.00) and ice cream ($2.00)
Cappuccino ($3.60), Iced Coffee ($5.50) & a Long Macchiato ($3.60)
Theobroma Chocolate Lounge is located in the Old Perth Technical School building which dates back to the early 1900′s. The building is stunning with its solid wood floors and high ceilings, more than anything it is worth a coffee stop to appreciate the architecture history. Most of the old Buildings along the terrace were torn down in the 1980′s to make way for high rise buildings.
Plenty of sunny seating to watch the corporate suits pacing along the Terrace
The modern chocolate lounge has grown into a number of stores across Australia as a result of its success. I have noticed a few not so good reviews and that is one of the biggest difficulties for the bigger coffee places around, the owner just cannot be at all places! Aside from this, our experience was most enjoyable. The service came with genuine smiles. Would we go back? Most certainly!
Monday – Tuesday : 7am – 5pm
Wednesday – Friday : 7am – 10pm
Saturday : 8am – 10pm
Sunday : 9am – 10pm
Parking in the city during the week is a mighty challenge, on a Saturday and Sunday it is a completely different story. What capital city can you drive into on the weekend? Perth! I normally park in the underground King Street Car Park (access from St Georges Terrace), it is probably the only car park in Perth that does not have a ticket machine, instead it is manned by lovely European ladies. Along Kings Street there are 20 minute car bays, do not stay longer as there are always parking officers hiding behind the pillars waiting to fine you!
A bus stop is nearby and the Esplanade Train station is within walking distance.
Most people avoid the city of fear that it is just too hard, well I would rather head into the city than Garden City these days!