There are a bunch of Oliver Brown Belgian Chocolate Cafes scattered throughout Sydney serving chocolate fondues and all manner of chocoholic delights. Predominantly attached to shopping centres, the Oliver Brown franchise is designed for those with a sweet tooth. When I pop in to check whether they have scones, I don’t expect to see a jar of them on the counter. Normally the scones are served with butter and a Kraft packet of tasteless strawberry jam, but I ask about cream and for an extra dollar I am given a bowl of whipped sweet cream, the kind that’s found on your hot or iced chocolate. The scone isn’t half bad, although quite sweet. It’s the lousy jam and cream that actually really let’s it down. Come for the chocolate fountains instead. The Oliver Brown franchise started in Sydney so are most prolific here, but they have expanded to the ACT, Queensland and there’s even one in China!
Tea: A variety of loose-leaf teas served in a small pot.
Overall: It is a chocolate cafe after all.
Location: Shop 51, Rhodes Waterside Shopping Centre, 1 Rider Blvd, Rhodes NSW 2138 Ph: 02 8757 3655 www.oliverbrown.com.au
Reviewed May, 2014