Review: Oliver Brown, Dickson

About 2 months ago I accidentally stumbled on Oliver Brown Chocolate Cafe. It was before work and I was looking for a cafe to buy a bacon and egg roll. I’d seen this new cafe a few times and decided to give it a try. Unknown to me, Oliver Brown wasn’t your regular cafe, it was a chocolate cafe! This is both good and bad, as they don’t sell bacon and egg rolls but they do sell a lot of chocolate deliciousness.

I decided to try a hot chocolate and find breakfast elsewhere, deciding I’d be back another day to try all the delightful things on the menu.

Fast forward to last weekend and Jarrod and I decided to go here on a pre anniversary adventure. Initially we were going to go into the Oliver Brown in the city but it turns out there was one more easily accessible in Dickson. I saw the listing on Urbanspoon and thought someone must have messed up the address because I hadn’t seen anything about it opening. Turns out it had and the shop itself is quite big.

Obsessed with Chocolate!
Obsessed with Chocolate!

The sign above shows that this is the place for me. I love chocolate and love trying all things chocolate. When we first took a look at the menu we basically wanted to try everything. Chocolatey drinks both hot and cold, churros, waffles, sundaes, cakes, chocolates, everything!

Fortunately, we were able to control ourselves (slightly) and we only bought a few things.. too much things though, we didn’t end up eating dinner that night because of how much we’d stuffed ourselves, so I guess that old saying was true.. we did ruin our appetite for dinner. Good thing as an adult you can do whatever you want and no one tells you off for eating chocolate for lunch!

Milk Iced Chocolate - Premium Belgian chocolate blended with Ice ($7.50)
Milk Iced Chocolate – Premium Belgian chocolate blended with Ice ($7.50)
Chocolate Gelato Thickshake ($8)
Chocolate Gelato Thickshake ($8)

For drinks Jarrod decided on a Gelato thick shake, you can choose any flavour gelato they have but obviously he opted for the dark chocolate gelato.. It was quite rich, maybe not quite sweet enough but still thick and delicious. I went for the Iced Chocolate, it’s more of a frappe really and not the standard glass of chocolate milk with a dollop of icecream and then covered in cream. I loved the flavour though.

Belgium waffle with drizzled chocolate, chocolate gelato and crunchy balls ( $10.50)
Belgium waffle with drizzled chocolate, chocolate gelato and crunchy balls ( $10.50)
Belgium waffles with milk chocolate, chocolate gelato and crushed oreo ($15.50)
Belgium waffles with milk chocolate, chocolate gelato and crushed oreo ($15.50)

Based on the epic amounts of food we were getting I decided to stay safe and only get one waffle with a few toppings. Delicious crunchy waffle balls plus some chocolate gelato. The waffle was deliciously crunchy on the outside but still soft on the inside, combined with the waffle balls, chocolate and gelato it was chocolate heaven! Jarrod decided he could handle 2 waffles and went with the crushed oreos. These are a ‘build your own’ style waffle, you start with how many waffles you want (one or two) and what you want drizzled on them and any additional toppings you’d like to add. There are a lot of combinations you could make! The strawberry was also good dipped in the gelato.

Choc Mountain Sundae - 3 flavours of chocolate gelato, topped with chocolate brownie, whipped cream, sweet flakes and served with two wafer sticks ($15)
Choc Mountain Sundae – 3 flavours of chocolate gelato, topped with chocolate brownie, whipped cream, sweet flakes and served with two wafer sticks ($15)

Woah. Do you see this? It was presented in a massive wine glass and looked amazing! We made the decision to share this rather than have one each which was definitely the right decision because we had struggled to finish the waffles.. imagine if we went with our original idea and bought the churros too! This was as described, delicious and rich and pretty amazing.

The only downside was that one of the gelato tasted like bubblegum flavouring. We checked on the way out and while there was a bubblegum gelato available it was bright pink so probably not what we were eating. It was a mystery what the flavour was. It was a bit too sweet for our liking so we sort of ate around it, it wasn’t a huge loss as we were pretty much about to explode gelato at this point.

Overall this was a fun trip, the place was pretty quiet which isn’t surprising considering I didn’t even know it existed in that location. They definitely need to get the word out that they’re open. It was lucky for us though, nice and quiet and the service was nice and fast. Their location in the city has a bit of bad feedback for slow service, so if you’re looking to try, take the extra trip (or shorter trip depending on where you are) to the Dickson shop instead.

Can’t wait to go back for the churros!

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3 thoughts on “Review: Oliver Brown, Dickson

  1. Oh, my YUM. I’m a huge chocolate lover, and this post is making me drool! I haven’t been to a chocolate cafe yet, but I am going to have to make a point to do so one of these days! Oh, everything just looks so delicious. That iced Belgian chocolate drink and the waffles especially!

  2. I need to stop visiting your blog when I am hungry. Literally made my mouth water and stomach rumble.

    The food and drinks look so delicious and the way it is displayed is so pretty as well. :D

  3. Omg… Look at all that gorgeous chocolate! I’m drooling over here! It’s a shame we don’t have any places like that where I live. Or maybe it’s for the best… if we had a chocolate café I would probably live there. :D

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