L’atelier by Monsieur Truffe, Lygon St.

Although wary at first, as so many chocolate havens in Melbourne fail to live up to their full potential of making you feel like charlie in the chocolate factory, Monsieur Truffe came as close as I think an inner suburban cafe can.

The cafe is set auspiciously behind a giant red door, at the top end of Lygon st. Behind said red door is a simple yet elegant cafe interior which displays all of the cocoa processing machinery behind some retro hardware shop feel wired glass.

I had one of the best chocolate shakes I’ve come across in Melbourne – it was not too sweet, instead bringing out the true, slightly bitter flavour of the chocolate.

A croque monsieur and summer salad was also on the menu. Breakfast was delicious the monsieur was tasty with deliciously melted cheese and a perfectly dressed accompanying salad.

The french gentleman who I suspect may have been the owner was really cool. He came up and asked if I’d like my shake topped up as the ice was melting rapidly and it had diluted a bit!

Monsieur Truffe also sells a range of single origin chocolate and has chocolate appreciation classes!


Don’t go. Try it. Must go.



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Categories: Cafe, Chocolate


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3 Comments on “L’atelier by Monsieur Truffe, Lygon St.”

  1. December 9, 2011 at 1:49 pm #

    It is without doubt my favourite chocolatier! I haven’t tried the chocolate shake though – I must get onto that.

    • December 9, 2011 at 2:34 pm #

      Hi Cindy, You should definitely try it. Thanks for the link btw. I should set up some crosslinks soon.



  2. December 21, 2011 at 11:07 pm #

    The chocolate shake is exactly as you described. Perfect!

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