At each end of the Strand Arcade in Sydney is a chocolate shop. My companions for the day – Helen and Matt – brought gifts to take home at Haiges (while I picked up a recipe card!). I took a few snaps of the chocolates and the designer fashion display outside while they agonised over a soft centre or hard…
At the other end of the arcade sits Bon Bon which, as it happens, also has a café downstairs. Busy it was, with just a table next to the stairs available, where we secreted ourselves and consumed a pleasant wine free lunch (they didn’t have a license at the time). This ‘wine free’ business was also something of a novelty, this being a Naked Wines trip after all with a seemingly never ending flow of vino. That I can assure you is NOT a complaint! After the sandwich on a whim we ordered the Bon Bon Chocolate Selection to share between the three of us.
Divine – about the only word I can think of to describe the selection – a near perfect nut-topped chocolate brownie, a glorious chocolate mouse with whipped cream and strawberry, and a decadent ball of chocolate ice-cream. And not forgetting the delectable chocolate on the side. I’ve just looked at the Bon Bon website and this wonderful dish no longer graces their menu. If I lived in Sydney I’d start a riot…
Bon Bon Café and Chocolate Shop
Shop 1, The Strand Arcade,
412 – 414 George Street,
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