Cheeky Chocolate, North Strathfield

 

North Strathfield is definitely a growing suburb, not long ago another Pancakes on the rocks was open and now a new creation of Adriano Zumbo – Cheeky Chocolate has opened in North Strathfield. With about 100 free parking right opposite the dessert place, you never need to worry about finding a car spot (free parking on weekend only). I think this is certainly a good addition to the inner west. Without travelling to the City CBD, you can still find a place for a chat and sweets after dinner with your friends.

 

Ratings
Food: 7/10
Atmosphere: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Value: 6.5/10

 

Average Price
Entrée: N/A
Main: N/A
Dessert: $10 – $18
Degustation: N/A
Corkage: N/A
Cakeage: N/A

 

Others
Ease of finding a car park: Normal
Ease of finding the restaurant: Easy
Brightness of restaurant: Dark
Noise Level: Noisy
Waiting time for foods: 15 mins – 20 mins
Booking time require: Walk in
Child friendly/High Chair: Yes

 

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Upon our arrival at around 8:30pm on a Saturday night, the place was already packed. We waited for about 15 mins before we get a seat and the waitress kindly offer us to go inside to have a look at the cake display and the menu. The menu is not an extensive one, and 3 out of the 7 dine in dessert menu wasn’t available on the night. However, the service of staff was super friendly and also allows me to take as much picture as possible! (Exactly what a food blogger would love to hear!) Absolutely love the Victorian décor inside Cheeky Chocolate, chandelier crystal lighting hanging from the ceiling and wooden furniture are just beautiful.

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After spending a considerable amount of time choosing what to order finally we opted for one dine in dessert and one cake from the window display.

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Will you pash or dash – chocolate fondant with passion fruit centre, toasted white chocolate & orange soaked pineapple, $18

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Fondant was served on a long slim plate which the white chocolate foam was about to spill out, both JC and me agreed that it would be better if it was served on a round plate. We cut the fondant in half and the passion fruit chocolate just oozed out like how it should be. I enjoyed the fondant a lot because it was moist and not overly sweet. I especially love the orange soaked pineapple, as you can see there was lots of vanilla bean in the mixture and that just offsets the richness of the dark chocolate. But what I don’t like about is the ice-cream on the left, it was a bit bland and icy.

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Apricot jelly, white chocolate mousse, almond crumble, apricot and yoghurt creamy and pistachio, $11

I don’t want to be chocolate overdose, so I opted for a fruity dessert on our 2nd options. This dessert was refreshing and tangy. Almond crumble and biscuit on top gives a nice crunchy texture to the dessert.

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Chai latte, $4.90

The chat latte here is soothing and aromatic. The silky smooth texture went down easily, the cup was so big that I struggled to finish it.

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Skinny Cappuccino, $4.90

Coffee here is not bad too!

Overall, this is not a bad place for a called in to get some take away dessert and the service was great even though they were very busy on a Saturday evening. Beautifully presented cakes and dine in dessert.

 

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Address:

11 George St, North Strathfield  
Ph:+612-9764-5966
Web: www.cheekychocolate.com.a

Getting There:

Parking: George Street 
By train: North Strathfield

 

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17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lil
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 09:13:27

    A lot of late night dessert places are popping up around Sydney! I love it!! Tempted to try this place ^^ Seems a tad pricey for the beverages though.

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  2. Gaby
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 09:18:30

    Good idea to order a fruity dessert. My friends had hot chocolate + chocolate croissants + chocolate dipping sauce the other day… I don’t think I’d be able to have that much chocolate.

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  3. Christine
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 09:44:31

    yum! i love desserty cafes 🙂 looks like a great place for coffee or somewhere to visit after dinner with friends 🙂 great review!

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  4. Miss Piggy
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 10:27:41

    Looks great – that area of Nth Strathfield is becoming a great foodie area.

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  5. chocolatesuze
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 23:07:10

    the chocolate fondant looks amazing!

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  6. ibyang
    Aug 02, 2011 @ 08:26:00

    I’m definitely going to check this out. I’m a fan of Adriano Zumbo’s creations. Thank goodness, he’s got this store somewhere near west area.

    Have a great Tuesday!

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  7. sugarpuffi
    Aug 05, 2011 @ 12:21:36

    oohhh! love oozy fondants! do u know how far it is from the station?

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  8. Sara@belly rumbles
    Aug 06, 2011 @ 16:51:27

    Loving the look of the apricot jelly.

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  9. Ayana
    Aug 06, 2011 @ 17:08:35

    Ohh can’t wait to try this place

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  10. betty
    Aug 08, 2011 @ 08:44:25

    looks like a great place!

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  11. JasmyneTea
    Aug 09, 2011 @ 19:44:31

    Yay, an Adriano Zumbo place closer to home! 🙂

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  12. Dolly
    Aug 09, 2011 @ 20:52:32

    interesting funnily enough i didnt enjoy zumbo 😦

    but since this is NS.. so close to home… i’ll shall visit it soon.. cheers!

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  13. Vivian - vxdollface
    Aug 09, 2011 @ 22:22:08

    Oooh when I went they didn’t have a lot of the desserts either! I had the same two desserts you had too!

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  14. Choc-o-holic looking for birthday venue
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 15:14:47

    TERRIBLE SERVICE

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  15. nick
    Aug 25, 2011 @ 01:18:18

    I love the coffee, I had a the most amazing latte ever on thursday night, tobys coffee and the milk texture was superb, coffee flavor was outstanding.

    Thank You !!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. excusemewaiter
    Sep 19, 2011 @ 15:43:17

    what a nice twist on the chocolate fondant! good news about the plentiful parking too, can’t wait to try out more zumbo goodies.

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  17. Raz
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 18:21:31

    Well… what a HUGE DISSAPOINTMENT! Extremely overpriced and bad service 😦 I had a chocolate brownie and a vanilla thickshake… the brownie was $9.50 and it had a real christmas fruit cake taste, with rasins and all – just weird considering I was expecting a chocolate explosion… the thickshake was decent but for $6.50 I would have settled for the same tasting one at McDonalds. Service was terrible from the time we walked in until the time we left.

    I won’t be revisiting!

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