Dolce & Co [Round 3], Adelaide

Everytime. It happens every single time. I’m hungry – I believe I can eat a whole kangaroo. Sadly I can’t and I forget how much stomach capacity I actually have. Lunchtime with some girls (and honorary one H) led us to Dolce & Co – savouries first before meals girls! The almond croissant had a sugared coating covering every single layer of pastry giving an extra crunch to the already crispy pastry. This croissant was so flaky that it made me rain croissant all over the counter top, my jeans and possibly my hair. I feel sorry for the poor lass that had to clean up after me. Confession – I underestimated how sweet and filling this could be. Innocently looking enough croissant but no, there was almond frangipane filled inside. It’s kind of like an almond paste which made the already filling pastry even more filling DX

Almond Croissant with almond frangipane and roasted almonds Dolce & Co Adelaide

Almond Croissant with almond frangipane and roasted almonds ($4.50)

Dessert was what I came for so dessert was what I was going to get. Faced again with all the different choices of beautiful cakes I finally decided on the Belcolade Chocolate and blood orange cake. This left much to be desired – especially the blood orange part.

Belcolade Chocolate and blood orange delice rich chocolate sponge, grand marnier syrup, feuilletine biscuit, blood orange brulee, dark chocolate cream and velvet spray finish cake Dolce & Co Adelaide

 Belcolade Chocolate and blood orange delice rich chocolate sponge, grand marnier syrup, feuilletine biscuit, blood orange brulee, dark chocolate cream and velvet spray finish cake ($8)

The cake was split into the four sections – starting from one end a dense rich chocolate mouse was found, working my way up I came upon crunchy feuilletine biscuit mixed in with the mousse. The cake then split into two layers – the chocolate mousse on top and a crunchy chocolate sponge on the bottom. Eating through this I finally found some blood orange cream wedged in the middle but it was very mild in flavour (I thought it was just cream). A very average and boring cake where it should just be renamed to chocolate cake rather than garnished with these fancy words. The texture was quite interesting but then again the whole thing left me induced in a sugar coma from the richness.

Belcolade Chocolate and blood orange delice rich chocolate sponge, grand marnier syrup, feuilletine biscuit, blood orange brulee, dark chocolate cream and velvet spray finish cake Dolce & Co Adelaide

Food: 3/5
Service: 3/5
Atmosphere: 2.5/5

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