Whilst shopping today at Burnside village we thought we would try out Cocolat the courtyard area. The actual seating area in the store is really small but they have their outdoor seating area spread across the middle court yard. It was a weekday lunch time and most of the table were occupied. The court yard a nice place to have a lunch with plenty of open space, nice shops and sophisticated water fountains close by.
Although the area is covered, it was not quite rain proof and there were a slight drizzle of rain coming through whilst we were eating. We ordered a Chai Late like usual and a skim flat white. The coffees were quite milky but was still quite decent. The size of the large Chai Late was quite generous as well.
Out of the savoury food, I thought I’ll chose a little atypical dish called duck Terrine. Terrine is a dish with layered coarsely chopped meat that was flavoured and packed to form a meat loaf. The dish is served cold with two pieces of grained toast and butter. The flavour of the meat is quite strong and a little bit of the fat compliments Smokey flavour. Winny wasn’t a fan but I thought it was alright for a cold meat dish.The Toast was quite fresh and tasted good with the terrine.
Winny had a dark chocolate mousse dome called Peanut Butter Blast for lunch. The dark chocolate coating was quite rich. Wrapped inside was the sweet peanut butter mousse which sits on a cookie base. The peanut butter mouse wasn’t very strong in taste and overall the dessert was quite sweet. It was quite sickening after a few bites but does go quite well with the coffee we ordered.
Cocolat in Burnside Village is a nice place to have a snack, coffee or lunch. It has relaxing atmosphere, beautiful location and a range of cafe food and beverages to choose from. It has a great range of chocolate, including Santa Barbara Chocolate organic chips.