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MoRoCo Chocolate lounge

chillihigh May 19, 2009 09:17 AM

Hi all, this is my first post aside from replying to people, so hope it adds some value to CHers.
Went to Cafe Moroco for high tea about a month ago for high tea. We had prebooked and requested a vegetarian menu. The interior of the restaurant is beautiful, very rich, done in purple and chocolate. The tea selection was well presented, i chose cream of avalon, and was excellent. Mom had the citrus burst. Teas were brought in elegant pots, each one got a different kind, and the china was mixed and matched very well. For the food: we were brought: Cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches, curried egg sandwiches, and a coleslaw kind of sandwich. The first two were great, the last was ok. There were tons of pastries, macarons, 3 types of scones, shortbread cookies, chocolate truffles, mini pots of creme brulee, there was a lot. The scones were served with adequate clotted cream and lemon curd.
The service was fantastic and they did not rush us at all. WOuld definately go back.

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  1. ChalkBoy RE: chillihigh May 19, 2009 10:30 AM

    How much did this cost?

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      chillihigh RE: ChalkBoy May 19, 2009 11:56 AM

      well it was a mothers day treat for me, so i didn't pay, but the menu says 45 dollars on the website, and extra for champagne

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        tygrr_lily RE: chillihigh May 20, 2009 11:29 AM

        sounds great! i've been wanting to try the place out for a while now, and i think it sounds perfect to take my best friend as part of her bday celebrations

        i'm trying to figure out timetabling. you said they didn't rush you which i really like. if i booked for 2:30, how much time do you think i should allot for? could we stay a bit later, or do you know if there are 2 dif seatings? thanks!

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          chillihigh RE: tygrr_lily May 20, 2009 12:00 PM

          we had a 3:30 reservation, there were only 3 other tables taken at that time. We stayed till 6pm. I think since its a new restaurant, they wont`be in any hurry to ask you to leave. Hope you have a good time. Oh and i forgot to mention, since there were an abundance of pastries, we couldn`t finish them all, and they packed them for us in a very nice case to go.

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            tygrr_lily RE: chillihigh May 20, 2009 01:32 PM

            thanks! that sounds perfect

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      Snarf RE: chillihigh May 20, 2009 12:22 PM

      Service is generally quite good, though some balk at the prices. $3 per truffle compared to $2 at Soma seems a bit steep.

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        apple_pie RE: chillihigh Jun 9, 2009 07:45 AM

        Has anyone been in the evenings? How is the atmosphere on a weekend night - does it get very busy?

        I was looking at making a booking there for about 15 people for dessert after we have dinner somewhere else. Would like somewhere we won't be too rushed and can lounge for an hour - an hour and a half while we eat dessert and have some coffee.

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