Chocoholics rejoice, this place was built for you. Farewells, birthdays, valentines day and catch ups, I’ve had them all at chocolate bean. This was actually the very first dessert place I went to when I was in year 12. Back in the day you could get away with going in on a Friday night without a booking but these days you must make a booking to even get a seat because they are packed to the brim. Tried to make a walkin last Saturday and most things were reserved :(
I suggest you share the indulgence plate with a tank friend. This is a monster, so rich and yet so yummy. The shots are a killer as it is basically drinking melted chocolate. I was absolutely in love with the death by chocolate cake, it is a seriously thick chocolate mudcake. So delicious that at one stage during uni I brought a slice each week to eat by myself to get through my swotvac blues. $8.50 gives you a giant slice of cake, I had to train myself up to finish it. (btw, it is not the size as shown in the pic below)
Indulgence Plate – Slice of death by chocolate cake, 2 shots of chocolate soup, 1 shot of chocolate mousse, strawberries dipped in chocolate For the very brave, you can test your courage on the chocolate soup. I couldn’t handle this … this was the shots form in a cup. I got the white chocolate one and it tasted like egg. The chocolate soup also comes in milk and dark chocolate. White Chocolate Soup = death ($7)
Chocolate Bean does amazing drinks, their chocolate cocktails and chocolate icys are a winner for me. I love the dark chocolate icy with butterscotch yummm. The toberlone cocktail was a smash too (great for a sat night).
Toblerone Cocktail ($17.50) and Dark Chocolate Icy ($6.60)
They started introducing new things to their menu a couple of years ago and I’ve tried a few of them. Their berry waffles are my favourite waffes in the whole of Adelaide, crispy and crunchy, topped with raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and ice-cream mmmm the way I like it.
Berry Waffles (once again, apologies for the phone camera pic =[ ) – $12.90
I didn’t enjoy some of their new things – the chocolate mousse and the cupcakes. The presentation of the chocolate mousse was really nice but the taste was way too goopy and not soft and fluffy, no signs of a meringue base in it. I got sucked in by the cute oreo cupcake and broke my rule and tried something vegan. To this day, I regret that moment as this cupcake tasted like dirt. I don’t see the point of baking anything without the essential ingredients butter, milk, eggs, cream etc. You might get away with excluding a few of those ingredients but not all. A cake or any kind of dessert without these products will taste like grass, because that’s the only thing you can use.
Oreo Cupcake (Vegan)
Ending this post with a photo showing proof that it is do-able, but please note that we could not move for a while afterwards.