MELBOURNE BABY FRIENDLY, KID FRIENDLY, CHILD FRIENDLY CAFE AND RESTAURANTS
As the song goes – ”what’s behind the green door”? Well I’m slightly going to change the tune and lyric of that song and say what’s behind the red door? Chocolaty goodness, that’s what!
L'atelier de Monsieur Truffe is set on busy Lygon St on the Brunswick East side of town. It’s a large building but unless you know it’s there it would be quite easy to pass by. The only indicator is of course is ‘the red door” with a child’s chalk board out the front displaying open times.
Once inside this space opens up into a very large dining hall and is well equipped to accommodate the pram at the front entrance next to the bike rack (well it is Brunswick, so of course there is a bike rack inside) and also some refreshment for your canine friend.
Down the left-hand side of the café is a variety of small tables, bench seating and one large communal table near the service area. Getting a pram around this place is a breeze so fear not all you ‘double pram’ mammas. Running along the right side of the café is an enclosed chocolate making area complete with large Willy Wonker style industrial machines that pump away with chocolaty goodness. You can actually sit alongside the glassed area, making it rather intriguing for youngsters as the machinery is loud-ish (not over bearing) but extremely fun for toddlers to watch. My Mr 2 was in awe immediately and was kept entertained until our hot chocolates arrived.
Speaking of hot chocolates, now l’m making a bold statement here but l’m sticking to it. L'atelier de Monsieur Truffe serve the BEST hot chocolate l’ve ever tasted, in fact l would believe it to be the best in Melbourne. So there!
Their menu is small and offers a variety of breakfast and brunch dishes. For the wee ones they have two menu options, kids raspberry pancakes with coconut curd and kid’s sausage rolls with sauce. For the hot chocolate fans they do offer mini hot chocolates which are served lukewarm to prevent unnecessary burning tongues. For tiny bottoms they have highchairs and a change table in the toilets.
At the counter L'atelier de Monsieur Truffe have a small variety of children’s chocolates which come in the form of mini motorbikes, ladybugs and bumble bees.
While you’re visiting L'atelier de Monsieur Truffe why not pick up a few goodies to take home, they offer a variety of chocolate in blocks, creamy truffles and of course their luscious hot chocolate powder.
For a sweet treat and somewhere fun to meet l’d be popping L'atelier de Monsieur Truffe on your list of ‘must visit ‘this year.