Every girl needs her chocolate fix now and then so when you’re down at the bay, Glenelg, there’s no other place like Bracegirdles. Situated right in the hub on Jetty Road, it’s a two storey cafe specializing in Belgian chocolate. The atmosphere is casual and nice – great for hanging out with friends. They even have seats on the balcony upstairs so you can watch the world go by on that little tourist strip – perfect for a summer evening.
The menu is quite extensive for a chocolate cafe. For those who don’t like chocolate, fear not, you do not have to abandon your friends and wait patiently outside – they serve savoury food such as omelette, filo pastry parcels and soup. For those who do like desserts, this is heaven. There are a range of cakes and tarts on display, sipping desserts and good old fondue.
Their Chocolate Affair Fondue was what we decided on as we had just had dinner so some fruit made it feel somewhat healthier. The rich Belgian chocolate was smooth, creamy and oh so yummy. Other options include marshmallows, Turkish delight, different types of chocolate (dark and white) and more. The Belgian Waffle was equally good with a shot of delicious chocolate served with strawberries and vanilla ice cream.
Chocolate affair fondue $19.90 serves 2
Belgian waffle $11.90
Bracegirdles also have an interesting variety of drinks. The usual hot chocolate, frappes, coffees and teas are available but one particular one caught my eye. Peanut Butter Frappe! It was crunchy peanut butter, milk, liquid Belgian Chocolate and crushed ice. Very yummy and extremely high in calories.
Peanut butter frappe $7.90
Bracegirdles is priced on the higher side so it’s not somewhere we frequent but that occasional treat is just enough to keep me happy without being sickly. Check out their full menu.