Guylian Cafe, East Circular Quay

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Guylian Cafe, East Circular Quay

Guylian Cafe, East Circular Quay

Counter

Guylian Cafe, East Circular Quay

Cake display

Despite its relative newness, the only telltale sign is the sign saying that the credit cards facility is not working. It's still packing people in and the service is noticeably enthusiastic. When we enquire about seating the girl behind the counter comes out and shows us the range of cakes, chocolates and breakfast pastries and is more than happy to answer our questions and give recommendations.

Guylian Cafe, East Circular Quay

Hot chocolate powder, Seahorse bottle of liquer, praline, fondue dip and chocolate tablettes

Guylian Cafe, East Circular Quay

There are displays of hot chocolate powder ($10), clear bags of individual chocolates ($12) and a large seahorse shaped bottle of Guylian Liqueur ($60).

Guylian Cafe, East Circular Quay

There are plenty of seashell seahorse motifs adorning the space.

Guylian Cafe, East Circular Quay

Cakes and biscuits on display

Guylian Cafe, East Circular Quay

Individual truffles and chocolates

We choose a seat inside so we can observe the comings and goings and of course get some good photos of the displays. Our waitress is very friendly too and takes our order as soon as she notices that we are ready. We've had lunch so we bypass their filled rolls and make a choice of cake, waffles with chocolate and ice cream. Items range from 70c for an individual twisted wrap chocolate to $2 for a small biscuit to $10-$11 for a filled roll to $12 for an individual cake or waffles.

Guylian Cafe, East Circular Quay

Hot Chocolate $6

Our hot chocolate arrives first, we've asked for Dark but we actually get Milk chocolate which we only notice when we get the bill, we just thought it was a really weak and not very Dark Hot Chocolate.

Guylian Cafe, East Circular Quay

There's a small tile of chocolate at the bottom of the cup and a larger accompanying pot that holds about 1.5 cup's worth of hot chocolate. It's not bad but I have to say that Colefax's is richer and sweeter and more chocolatey.

Guylian Cafe, East Circular Quay

I do like that they give you a little sampler pot of sweeteners plus a little Caramel Crunch chocolate which is absolutely delicious. Dime or Daim chocolate lovers would certainly approve of it.

Guylian Cafe, East Circular Quay

Caramel Crunch chocolate[

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Guylian Cafe, East Circular Quay

100% Pure Pleasure $11.50

Our cake arrives, the 100% Pure Pleasure is plated beautifully with raspberry coulis and chocolate swirls. Inside is a mousse with a white chocolate mousse centre which is slightly more firm than the quivering mousse surrounding it. The whole thing is enrobed in a dark chocolate ganache with crunchy pieces of brandy snap on the side adorning it.

Guylian Cafe, East Circular Quay

Waffles with 3 types of melted chocolate $12 plus 1 scoop of White chocolate and raspberry ice cream $4.50

The Waffle comes out with 3 individual pots of chocolate all with different strengths from 54%, 60% to 70% (you can choose just one or three, of course we'd choose three). On the side is the scoop of white chocolate and raspberry ice cream. The waffle is interesting, it's different from the other Belgian waffles that I've had, admittedly none in Belgium itself, but in Tokyo where they're somewhat of a national obsession. However looking up Wikipedia, it is indeed an authentic Belgian waffle, or specifically a Brussels waffle. The one that they sell in Tokyo is the Liege waffle (Liege being in East Belgium). It's freshly made and lovely with the chocolate although I would have to say that the additional of cream or ice cream makes it much better, it could be perhaps too overpowering, especially if you do like what my husband did. Like only a boy does, he filled up every single crevasse with the chocolate. As for the three different chocolates, the differences in each was very small and even the 70% was fairly mild in strength.

Guylian Cafe, East Circular Quay

The White chocolate and raspberry ice cream is good, reminiscent of those white chocolate and raspberry chocolate bars. It steers towards more a gelato than a full on creamier than thou ice cream.

Guylian Cafe, East Circular Quay

Pretty bubble chandelier

Guylian Cafe, East Circular Quay

_Looks like this one could be a birthday cake for next year...

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We're excited to learn that they'll be open until 11pm to midnight every night which I am happy about as we often find ourselves faced with wanting somewhere nice to have dessert.

Guylian Cafe, East Circular Quay

Guylian Cafe

East Circular Quay

Shop 10 Opera Quays

3 Macquarie Street Sydney

Tel: +61 (02) 8274 7900

Open 7 days: 8am-11pm/midnight

http://www.guyliancafe.com.au/

Guylian Cafe, East Circular Quay

Guylian Cafe, East Circular Quay