If you ever pass by Blue Mountains or you're there to explore one of the most scenic spots in New South Wales, pay a visit to the Blue Mountains Chocolate for a wonderful and delicious chocolatey experience.
How to Enjoy Blue Mountains Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Hot Chocolate:
Upon entrance to the cafe, you will find three bowls on top of the counter. Three bowls for the three kinds of chocolate they make: (1) milk chocolate; (2) white chocolate and (3) dark chocolate. Taste each chocolate and decide which you like best.
Order at the counter and pay. The cafe only serves handmade chocolates, hot chocolate, coffee, tea, ice cream and cakes. We asked if they serve sandwiches and they said no.
Chris and I each ordered a Hot Chocolate. When our orders arrived, it looked like this....
It was a four-piece set of glasswares and you're supposed to mix your hot chocolate yourself. The tallest one is your fondue-looking glass. The small pitcher contains your milk while the small bowl contains your preferred chocolate. Mine was Milk Chocolate.
The chocolate looks yummy and tastes even yummier...sweetness is just right. It can be quite addicting as I somehow never noticed that I've been popping some into my mouth. So before I eat all my milk chocolate, I started mixing my hot chocolate.
Start with the milk, pour it in your fondue-looking glass. If you want to pour all your milk, that's fine. If you want more, you can ask for a second serving of milk.
Drop in your chocolates.
Stir it, blend it and smell the chocolate aroma.
My favorite part is the spoon. Theirs is no ordinary spoon...
Because it has a hole on the other end.
So you can sip your hot chocolate with the use of your spoon. Very cool! :) But be careful. Be sure that when you're about to sip your hot chocolate, the other end of your spoon is not touching the surface of your glass, as it is very hot.
I enjoyed my hot chocolate and I really love the concept of do-it-yourself when it comes to food :)
Inside the cafe, you can also watch them make their chocolates. While we were about to leave, one of the staff [she was a Filipina :)] was cutting and packing the chocolates.
They have a huge selection of handmade chocolates to choose from. You can order them at the counter and eat inside the cafe...
or you can bring them home or put them in pretty boxes and give away to loved ones.
The also sell chocolate bars. They have a chocolate bar called Girth Control which says "the chocolate that will make you forget "IT" for 15 minutes." hehehe.
Blue Mountans Chocolate is located 176 Lurline Street, Katoomba, Blue Mountains. You can also come here for chocolate making demonstrations, chocolate making courses and free chocolate tasting.
All photos by Chris and Ivy Sanchez. Visited Blue Mountains Cafe on 23 August 2008.