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Afternoon Tea at Koko Black – Claremont

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 :)

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Bryt - Lucky that you didn’t have to queue for long. I went on Saturday as well to try it with a girlfriend, but the line wove out the door with minimal movement. Instead of waiting, we made a beeline for Atomic (almost as busy, but we found a seat). I’m thinking I’ll try Koko on a Tues or Wed night, much quieter!

Sab - Aw, that’s unfortunate, weeknights sound like a good plan. The line looked ridiculously long when I got there initially too, we wandered outside near Atomic to decide if we should go somewhere else… by the time we went back to Koko Black we were braced for a long wait but the line had disappeared!

Did you like Atomic? I’ve been there before but didn’t order any food.

By the way, I like your blog :)

Bryt - Thanks :)
Yeah Atomic was pretty good, loved their hot chocolate. Didn’t try any food that time, but I’ll definitely go back.

Alina - when i finally get over the sugar coma we induced today can we please try this (again for u)?! looks sooooo good

Sab - Sure! I’m just not sure when I’m going to be over the sugar coma o_O

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