Is this the beginning of an outrageous new trend in Australia – charging extra for eating and drinking on a weekend?

The 10% surchage that Max Brenner slap onto your bill on the weekends didn’t seem to deter the hoards of people, mostly young and Asian, queueing up for their dose of chocolate as they perched on the low wooden stools. For a take-home chocolate dose, the cafe also displayed a tempting wall of beautifully packaged products and individual handmade chocolates.

Whilst we read the papers and commented on Natalie Imbruglia’s improbably puffy lips, RM cradled his hug cup of Danish toffee chocolate ($5.50) and glanced covetously at my warm chocolate babka with chocolate sauce ($6). Both delicious, both indulgent and the perfect Easter treat.

Update 23 May 2009: If you’re in need of a chocolate hit from Max Brenners, I recommend that you stick to their hot chocolates, souffle and babka. Their $4 choc chip cookie was dry and worst of all, not chocolatey enough.

  • Max Brenner, Level 2, QV Square, 210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne +61 3 9662 4442

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