Personally I’m not one with a sweet tooth, but appreciate a good sweet or treat here and there. Here in the capital of South Africa, you have plenty of options to satisfy the sugar craving if and when it hits, you just need to know where to look. O yes, make sure that they have the good stuff.
The world of Chocolate in Pretoria is not a well known one in my opinion and the question lingers; “Where do Chocoholics go to get their fix?”. The past weekend, I stumbled upon a little place hidden away like a pirate’s treasure and I was fortunate enough to find it. Chocolat et Café is literally the sweet spot, located in the new trendy, up and coming Hazelwood Food Village in Pretoria. Nestled between Culture Club Bar de Tapas and Alfies you go deeper where you are greeted by a refreshing space with Turqoise umbrellas, tables and chairs. Quaint and pettite. Obviously, the nosey person I am, a needed to take an up close look inside and was amazed by the amount of decadence this small space held.
Chunky Chocolate Brownies, Caramel Cheese Cake, Carrot Cake, Macaroons, Chocolate Toffees, Truffles that looks exquisite and of course slabs of chocolate in every variety, colour and fragrance (yes, I smelled them) you can get. This is truly a HAVE TO, to any self proclaimed chocoholic. Did I mention the coffee in a sugar cone? Strange, but I have to go back to try it. A second question popped: “Why don’t we know of all of these little treasures?”. I arrived at a simple answer… routine dining. Exploring a bit, hunting the treasure and when someone talks about something special they experienced, listen. Luckily word of mouth did it’s thing and I walked away happy, over-chocced (is there such a word?) and telling my posé all about this little treasure called Chocolat et Café in Waterkloof, Pretoria. Go! Now!