Rydges Auckland Hotel
Chocolate Boutique is the Answer – by Fiona Dpenha
One cannot define one’s love for chocolate. I believe there is no specific place or time to have chocolate. You have it when you break up, you have it when you patch up, you have it when it’s your birthday and sometimes you have it just because you want too.
Chocolate Boutique is one of my favourite dessert stops. The ambience is cosy and warm; you will find displays of chocolate that surround you on all sides.
If you go there on a date be warned you will surely be distracted by what the walls have to offer you, more attention is driven to the wall than to your partner!
Chocolate boutique café is located in Parnell, the premises are pristine and the staff very polite and professional. I always take the tables that are outside - the view of Auckland City skyline is impeccable from there.
The menu is quite lovely, and the extensive range of chocolate themed beverages is beyond the limits of my imagination. It is purely heaven for chocoholics. Chocolate based dishes, drinks, and sweets have always been their specialty, they have recently added various other delicacies like flavoured shakes (mango, strawberry...), fruit parfaits, and traditional desserts (crème brulee, panna cotta etc). Out of the yummy dishes they have to offer, three of them particularly stand out - the crème brulee, tiramisu cake and the chocolate waffle really get my taste buds tingling!
This is a lovely place to chill after a long day at work or simply catching up with few friends or even if you want to have some time alone. Chocolate Boutique will never let you down and if you are a chocolate lover this is the place you have to be!