Gânache Chocolate started out in Melbourne at the suburb of South Yarra, particularly less than ten metres away from my apartment. I’m so blessed to have such a beautiful and one of the best chocolate cafe right in front of my building. The chef that started Gânache Chocolate, known as Master Arno Backes was passionate and devoted his life to making superb quality chocolates. Along with his partner, Charles Bernard who had experiences with Pierre Herme, the both of them brought in the European flare as inspiration to the business.
There is now two Gânache Chocolate outlets and I have been to both of them. I have managed to even take photos of both outlets one at South Yarra and the other at the Collins Street on the CBD. My favourite outlet is still the one at South Yarra because its less crowded and more convenient for me.
Hazelnut Fan Slice, 8.50AUD
Gânache Chocolate’s most popular cake goes to the Hazelnut Fan Slice. Knowing that the Hazelnut cake has a bottom crispy praline crunch, I know I simply couldn’t miss it. The hazelnut mousse is very creamy and smooth but it taste nutty at the same time. I’m not surprised by how good it was and I loved every single bite of it.
Spring Cheesecake, 8.50AUD
The Spring Cheesecake is very light with two white chocolate blocks by the side. From the bottom layer up, they stack on moist carrot cake sponge, creamy cheesecake, strawberry jelly and another layer of cheesecake again. I liked it but if I’m eating a cake, I would rather go all in and choose ones with heavier texture and more chocolatey.
Two scoops costs 5.80AUD. I’m more of a gelato fan than an ice cream one. The one above is Raspberry Gelato with Vanilla Ice Cream. So what is the difference between A Gelato and Ice Cream? A Gelato has no cream in its ingredient. Somehow, its texture and flavour are denser than the Ice Cream. In simple terms, a Gelato is thicker in texture and healthier at the same time because its cream-less. By the way, they taste really good, especially the raspberry scoop. Perfect for a hot day!
Not sure why only the CBD outlet has a macaron tower on display. There’s so many chocolate gift boxes for sale especially now that Christmas is near.
Pity I still haven’t got a chance to try out their pralines. All of them are 2AUD each and all macarons are 2.60AUD. Do try them if you’re there and let me know how it fares 🙂
245 Collins Street, CBD
Melbourne, Victoria 3141
Tel: +(61) 03 9650 8388
Mon to Thu: 8am-8pm
Specialty Hot Chocolate – Classic, 6AUD
Many of my friends were telling me that Gânache Chocolate serves the best hot chocolate in town. As a chocolate lover who heard that statement… I
have must to check it out! My cup of classic hot chocolate is served with a meringue that has two macadamia nuts in it. My verdict is…. Gânache Chocolate’s hot chocolate is to die for. Its definitely one of the best hot chocolate I’ve ever drank in my life. The secret is that the hot chocolate is made up of real chocolate called the Couverture. Couverture chocolates are very high quality chocolates and as people may say… Couverture is to chocolate as Rolex is to watches.
They do have other several variations of hot chocolates which include, ‘White Hot Chocolate’ ‘Milk Hot Chocolate’ which is milkier than the Classic, ‘Cinnamon Hot Chocolate’, ‘Chilli Hot Chocolate’, ‘Mint Hot Chocolate’, ‘Orange Cointreau Hot Chocolate’, ‘Salt Caramel Hot Chocolate’, ‘Hazelnut Hot Chocolate’ and ‘Espresso Hot Chocolate’ All of them cost 6AUD despite their variations and only the Espresso Hot Chocolate costs 7AUD.
I enjoyed my hot chocolate while reading a magazine alone. On a hot summer day, I like to hide in an air conditioned cafe and just let the world pass by.
250 Toorak Road, South Yarra
Melbourne, Victoria 3141
Tel: +(61) 03 9804 7485
Mon to Thu: 9am-8pm
Fri to Sat:9am-10pm