FOOD, Food reviews, Uncategorized LINDT CONCEPT STORE & CAFE 7 September 2006


Lindt Cafe
Martin Place, 53 Philip St
Sydney, NSW 2000
$$$–

I suppose you could consider the Lindt Cafe a slightly more upper-class version of Max Brenner. As a huge fan of Lindt, I was all excited when I heard they were opening their “Concept Store” just down the road from work.. but after months, I still hadn’t gotten round to visiting, tsk tsk. So I finally booked a ‘meeting’ with my team and another team at work, for next Friday.

However, today, myself and a colleague decided we just couldn’t wait any longer 😉 So it was off on a spontaneous trip to chocolate mecca. It was pretty packed when we got there, but we miraculously were seated immediately as a table was vacated just then. Eagerly perused the menu before we decided on a Main, Dessert and Drink each. The food arrived really quickly and service was super prompt and polite.

I ordered the Dark Hot Chocolate drink, which other colleagues said was a must-try. They weren’t wrong. I like the novelty factor of pouring the liquid Lindt chocolate into the cup, then pouring the frothy milk. That aside though, the drink was really rich, warm, and so so chocolately… mmm 🙂 My lunch companion had the Iced chocolate which was also really creamy, with chocolate shavings at the bottom as “a surprise!”

My main was the Cantina Roll: Roast Pork Loin, Sage & Onion Marmalade & Baby Spinach. I’m normally not a fan of sandwiches/bread.. they’re just too uninteresting to me. But this sandwich won me over. It was lightly toasted and the bread was hot and fresh. Best bit was the pork though.. it was tender and had the loveliest porky taste (okay, not very descriptive, but it really was like that!). The caramelised marmalade was sublime and went PERFECTLY with the pork.

Gobbled everything up and it was onto our desserts. We decided to share, and I chose the Waffle with Lindt Vanilla White Chocolate Ice Cream & Liquid Chocolate Sauce. I WILL DEFINITELY COME BACK FOR THAT!! The ice cream itself blew me away.. and it had those little black bits in it from the vanilla bean. Just creamy and divine :)~ The waffle was also yummy, especially with the (generous) pot of liquid chocolate to pour all over it…. Mmmmm… ahhhhh… Also had some of the Opera Cake: Layers of dark chocolate ganache, coffee butter cream and almond sponge cake, soaked in coffee syrup.. totally dense and rich, and the kick of coffee was just brilliant.

Finished it all off by buying some takeaway Lindt balls and Lindt truffles, as we thought it’d be nice to get some chocolates for the team back in the office.

I’ll definitely go back again.. and I guess I am next Friday anyway 😛 However, I won’t go nuts and order like I did, as aftewards, I felt really ill and chocolated-out 🙁 A total chocoholic’s delight though, and the store itself is gorgeous!


The Lindt Concept Store

Dark Hot Chocolate drink (AU$5.50)

Iced chocolate (AU$5.50)

Cantina Roll: Roast Pork Loin, Sage & Onion Marmalade & Baby Spinach (AU$8.50)

Schiacciata: Poached Chicken Breast, Rocket, Mushrooms & Creme Fraiche (AU$10.00)

Waffle with Lindt Vanilla White Chocolate Ice Cream & Liquid Chocolate Sauce (AU$12.50)

Opera Cake: Layers of dark chocolate ganache, coffee butter cream
and almond sponge cake, soaked in coffee syrup (AU$10.00)

Truffles galore

Chocolates galore

Lindt chocolates :)~
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YUMS!! looks real cool!

it kinda reminds me of Movenpick restaurant we went to in Geneve, Switzerland where everything we had was quirky. like noodles made with vanilla icecream and chicken curry with fruits (kinda sweet-ish) with rice!

YUMS!! looks real cool!

it kinda reminds me of Movenpick restaurant we went to in Geneve, Switzerland where everything we had was quirky. like noodles made with vanilla icecream and chicken curry with fruits (kinda sweet-ish) with rice!

Can you please give me the address???
Someone mentioned it to me last year, and twice I’ve gone searching for it, but I can never find it!!!
It’s opposite of the Seven broadcasting building right? I walked up Martin Place so many times, and the surrounding streets, but couldn’t find it!!!

It’s at the top of the post.. I’m not sure what else you mean??

Try asking for it, people around (esp the store owners near by) should be able to direct you 🙂

Address: Martin Place Level 1, 53 Philip St.

There’s tables outside. If you stand below the Seven ticker board and look towards the opposite building, you will see tables, and you will also be looking directly at the Lindt shop.

Anyway, I found you some photos which might help: tables outside and the doors.

‘elo!
Yeah, the prices are not *too* bad.. esp since the cafe is so pretty on the inside. I think I’ll be a regular customer 😛

Can you please give me the address???
Someone mentioned it to me last year, and twice I’ve gone searching for it, but I can never find it!!!
It’s opposite of the Seven broadcasting building right? I walked up Martin Place so many times, and the surrounding streets, but couldn’t find it!!!

It’s at the top of the post.. I’m not sure what else you mean??

Try asking for it, people around (esp the store owners near by) should be able to direct you 🙂

Address: Martin Place Level 1, 53 Philip St.

There’s tables outside. If you stand below the Seven ticker board and look towards the opposite building, you will see tables, and you will also be looking directly at the Lindt shop.

Anyway, I found you some photos which might help: tables outside and the doors.

Wow… very delicious looking!
You know in Italy they didn’t make the usual hot chocolates that they make here! Never powder, always thick, gooey chocolate like that one above! It made me a bit nostalgic seeing that! 🙂 When I went skiing, they had an amazing selection of different flavours for “hot chocolate” and I really wanted the chilli chocolate but they didn’t have it! 🙁
It’s good to know they have that in Australia though, even if it’s in Sydney, not canberra!

And when I went to Sydney I went to Ramen-Kan and had a tan tan tonkatsu soup, which was pretty good (very rich and filling though, and not spicy enough IMHO) as well as Thai food in Newtown and I went up to Orbit, that revolving restaurant and had a cocktail! 🙂 A very enjoyable foodie holiday! 🙂

Yeah, the powder hot choc just tastes so different doesn’t it!
Chilli chocolate is yum.. I never thought i’d like it, but it’s actually quite nice :)~

*drools* chocolates!

the last time i went to max brenners, i had the chocolate shot, fondue (shared with friends), a waffle with chocolatey sauce, iced chocolate (shared), and i think i got rather sugar high. couldnt stop laughing. pfft!

‘elo!
Yeah, the prices are not *too* bad.. esp since the cafe is so pretty on the inside. I think I’ll be a regular customer 😛

Mmm they’re good hey! I also like the lindt balls, got the extra dark choc one for Chris, and I also got an Orange one and a Peanut butter one – never tried those before!

Wow… very delicious looking!
You know in Italy they didn’t make the usual hot chocolates that they make here! Never powder, always thick, gooey chocolate like that one above! It made me a bit nostalgic seeing that! 🙂 When I went skiing, they had an amazing selection of different flavours for “hot chocolate” and I really wanted the chilli chocolate but they didn’t have it! 🙁
It’s good to know they have that in Australia though, even if it’s in Sydney, not canberra!

And when I went to Sydney I went to Ramen-Kan and had a tan tan tonkatsu soup, which was pretty good (very rich and filling though, and not spicy enough IMHO) as well as Thai food in Newtown and I went up to Orbit, that revolving restaurant and had a cocktail! 🙂 A very enjoyable foodie holiday! 🙂

Yeah, the powder hot choc just tastes so different doesn’t it!
Chilli chocolate is yum.. I never thought i’d like it, but it’s actually quite nice :)~

*drools* chocolates!

the last time i went to max brenners, i had the chocolate shot, fondue (shared with friends), a waffle with chocolatey sauce, iced chocolate (shared), and i think i got rather sugar high. couldnt stop laughing. pfft!

Mmm they’re good hey! I also like the lindt balls, got the extra dark choc one for Chris, and I also got an Orange one and a Peanut butter one – never tried those before!

Hello I just came across on lj and would like to add you? Oh and the pictures they rock! Of course my dream is come to Sydney someday…

Take Care and check out my lj some time!

As a huge fan of Lindt, I was all excited when I heard they were opening their “Concept Store” just down the road from work.. but after months, I still hadn’t gotten round to visiting, tsk tsk.

It’s been open for almost 2 years now, you know… 😛

I like their waffle, but I hadn’t tried the Opera Cake yet. I had been avoiding it because I don’t really like dark chocolate. Your picture has convinced me that I need to try it, though.

I wish this place wasn’t tucked away in Martin Place and only open during business hours. At least they’re open on Saturdays, now.

2 years?! Are you serious? I thought it only opened start of this year.. ack.

The Opera Cake doesn’t taste dark chocolately IMHO.. I don’t eat dark choc either. I do prefer the waffle though, it’s less ‘heavy’ and super-chocolately!

I started going there early last year, but before going there I Googled them and came across this article stating that they were born on November 15, 2004. 😛

I like their waffle, but that Opera Cake looks so good, and I’m a sucker for coffee-flavoured desserts.

I know 🙁 So so worth it though! I guess stuff’s just generally more $$ in Australia, especially if it’s in the city

wahhhhhh, the hot chocolate looks really thick and gooooooood. Yes, IK agree they need to have such a store in Sg. Do you find the hot choc better than Max Brenner?

I’m a semi-regular (once a month, probably?) at the Lindt Cafe and reckon their hot chocolate beats the Max Brenner one.

When you say it looks “really thick and good”, I think you missed that it hasn’t been mixed yet. What you are looking at is just the melted chocolate. They give you that plus a jug of milk, and you mix it yourself. I think the novelty of doing this is part of the reason why I like it better than Max Brenner. 🙂

Hope it turns out well for you so that the dark chocolate doesn’t go to waste! 😛

I think it will work, though, because I have successfully emulated Max Brenner’s Trinidad White Chocolate using white choc chips + milk in a saucepan…

I like it more than Max Brenner’s suckao.. I find the LIndt version more creamy and easily-mixed.. it’s just nicer, IMHO 🙂

OMG!! THEY NEED TO GET ONE OF THOSE OVER HERE!
We have a Lindt store, but they only sell the chocolates…. god all of that looks DELICIOUS! haha.

Hello I just came across on lj and would like to add you? Oh and the pictures they rock! Of course my dream is come to Sydney someday…

Take Care and check out my lj some time!

As a huge fan of Lindt, I was all excited when I heard they were opening their “Concept Store” just down the road from work.. but after months, I still hadn’t gotten round to visiting, tsk tsk.

It’s been open for almost 2 years now, you know… 😛

I like their waffle, but I hadn’t tried the Opera Cake yet. I had been avoiding it because I don’t really like dark chocolate. Your picture has convinced me that I need to try it, though.

I wish this place wasn’t tucked away in Martin Place and only open during business hours. At least they’re open on Saturdays, now.

2 years?! Are you serious? I thought it only opened start of this year.. ack.

The Opera Cake doesn’t taste dark chocolately IMHO.. I don’t eat dark choc either. I do prefer the waffle though, it’s less ‘heavy’ and super-chocolately!

I started going there early last year, but before going there I Googled them and came across this article stating that they were born on November 15, 2004. 😛

I like their waffle, but that Opera Cake looks so good, and I’m a sucker for coffee-flavoured desserts.

I know 🙁 So so worth it though! I guess stuff’s just generally more $$ in Australia, especially if it’s in the city

wahhhhhh, the hot chocolate looks really thick and gooooooood. Yes, IK agree they need to have such a store in Sg. Do you find the hot choc better than Max Brenner?

I’m a semi-regular (once a month, probably?) at the Lindt Cafe and reckon their hot chocolate beats the Max Brenner one.

When you say it looks “really thick and good”, I think you missed that it hasn’t been mixed yet. What you are looking at is just the melted chocolate. They give you that plus a jug of milk, and you mix it yourself. I think the novelty of doing this is part of the reason why I like it better than Max Brenner. 🙂

Hope it turns out well for you so that the dark chocolate doesn’t go to waste! 😛

I think it will work, though, because I have successfully emulated Max Brenner’s Trinidad White Chocolate using white choc chips + milk in a saucepan…

I like it more than Max Brenner’s suckao.. I find the LIndt version more creamy and easily-mixed.. it’s just nicer, IMHO 🙂

OMG!! THEY NEED TO GET ONE OF THOSE OVER HERE!
We have a Lindt store, but they only sell the chocolates…. god all of that looks DELICIOUS! haha.