Monsieur Truffe, 90 Smith St Collingwood

Today it felt like a big bad wolf was trying to blow my house down. I literally felt myself being lifted off my feet as I struggled my way up gusty Smith Street, so it was a relief to duck mid-trip into the haven of Monsieur Truffe.

As soon as I stepped inside this chocolate shop and cafe, the smell of patisserie engulfed my delighted nose. Then I spied the wall of rows upon rows of wrapped chocolate ($10 a bar). With a deep happy sigh, I sank into one of the cushy couches and waited for my chocolate treats to arrive.

We each tried a nerve-soothing thick hot chocolate ($4.90), served in homely ceramic cups complete with a little carved wooden spoon like the ones I bought from Japan. Brett and Bek purchased some dark chocolate truffles with jelly lime centres to take back to non-gusty Brisbane and RM and I enjoyed the extra indulgence of a rich flourless chocolate cake (very reasonably priced $3.90) and a chocolate and nut button (very unreasonably priced $2.45).

Basically, cosy little Monsieur Truffe was the most perfect place I could imagine to shelter from cold, wind, rain and general weather unpleasantness, other than my bed. Oui, merci bien, encore!

Monsieur Truffe, 90 Smith St Collingwood

You can check out more chocolatey-goodness in the neighbourhood from Shocolate.

Update: Le Monsieur has temporarily stopped offering their dessert indulgences on Thursday to Sunday evenings with pastry chef Pierre Roelofs (ex-Interlude and ex-Deanery, recently shortlisted to the top 8 for an international desserts comp in Barcelona with Espai Sucre). Time to picket outside the shop for its return!

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