Today it felt like a big bad wolf was trying to blow my house down. I literally felt myself being lifted off my feet as I struggled my way up gusty Smith Street, so it was a relief to duck mid-trip into the haven of Monsieur Truffe.
As soon as I stepped inside this chocolate shop and cafe, the smell of patisserie engulfed my delighted nose. Then I spied the wall of rows upon rows of wrapped chocolate ($10 a bar). With a deep happy sigh, I sank into one of the cushy couches and waited for my chocolate treats to arrive.
We each tried a nerve-soothing thick hot chocolate ($4.90), served in homely ceramic cups complete with a little carved wooden spoon like the ones I bought from Japan. Brett and Bek purchased some dark chocolate truffles with jelly lime centres to take back to non-gusty Brisbane and RM and I enjoyed the extra indulgence of a rich flourless chocolate cake (very reasonably priced $3.90) and a chocolate and nut button (very unreasonably priced $2.45).
Basically, cosy little Monsieur Truffe was the most perfect place I could imagine to shelter from cold, wind, rain and general weather unpleasantness, other than my bed. Oui, merci bien, encore!
You can check out more chocolatey-goodness in the neighbourhood from Shocolate.
Update: Le Monsieur has temporarily stopped offering their dessert indulgences on Thursday to Sunday evenings with pastry chef Pierre Roelofs (ex-Interlude and ex-Deanery, recently shortlisted to the top 8 for an international desserts comp in Barcelona with Espai Sucre). Time to picket outside the shop for its return!