Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Le Petit Lapin (Elsternwick) 01/2015
This is a very new 'chocolate' cafe a little isolated from the dense shop front areas of nearby streets. It's very simply furnished
with indoor or outside seating at a variety of different size tables. Staff, under the watchful eye of attractive and enthusiastic manager Christine Sakkar, are young and keen. It has the usual sorts of things: Tea, good coffee, a small range of house made patisserie,
sandwiches and rolls and so on visible in glass cabinets.
A white chocolate mousse cake with sugared nuts in a dark chocolate shell ($5)
was more like a fudge in consistency. Not too rich it was still nice with my machiato ($3). What makes it different are the range of crepes and the the chocolates. They use chocolate imported from French master chocolate maker Michel Cluizel for their chocolate drinks and also offer a hand made range of chocolates from the local (Heidelberg) manufacturer Chocolatier,
These sell for between $1.50 and $2.50 each. They are very good quality and very pretty with a good range of flavours but I did not find them to be outstanding.
I love the name, I love the idea and I wish them well.