After months of walking by watching other people have chocolate at Koko Black in Claremont Quarter, it was finally my turn! When Skye and I arrived on Saturday afternoon we did not need to queue for very long before we were directed toward a table inside the store. Lee joined us shortly after and a waitress popped up in a timely manner to take our order. Pictured below is Lee’s large iced chocolate, which comes in a rather large, rounded glass.
I ordered the chamomile tea. There was a satisfying amount, however this was not the best choice, taste-wise, to go with chocolate. The cup was very cute though, with the koko black cocoa bean image printed upon it.
I ordered the Belgian spoil to share with Skye, this contained chocolate icecream, chocolate mousse, two belgian chocolates, macadamia shortbread, and chocolate cake. As you can see below, the icecream (in the frontmost pot, topped with a curl of chocolate) was melting while I took the photos! The chocolate mousse was quite nice – it was topped with what I suspect were tiny, delicious pieces of crushed, salted caramel. These were my favourite part of the whole tasting plate.
Once, the icecream and mousse were contended with, we moved onto the belgian chocolates. We did not know what flavour or type the belgian chocolates were initially. I tried to snap the heart-shaped piece in half to share with Skye, which resulted in an explosion of sticky liqeur filling onto my fingers, which I am sure was not terribly appetising. Skye was brave and tried some of it anyway :) The rectangular piece, gilded in gold leaf with the Koko Black logo, was filled with chocolate ganache.
Then, there was also bite-sized, crumbly macadamia shortbread and a small piece of chocolate cake to nibble on.
Although many elements of the tasting plate were palatable, in general, they lacked complexity of flavour. This was a little disappointing given the rave reviews from friends and friends of friends. The experience of dining at a chocolate cafe was fun though, it is still a novelty to have them in Perth :)