The world over, people have always have had a love affair with Guylian chocolates, so it is fitting to discover that, this distinguished brand had love at the core of its existence. In 1958, Guy and Liliane, decided to celebrate their love for each other and their love for chocolate, by joining their hearts and their names and Guylian was born. Guylian chocolates are delicious, smooth and silky in texture and are still made according to the original praliné recipe. In addition to the widely recognised seahorses and seashells, which are popular with old and young and alike, you will now find an assortment of chocolates and truffles in various shapes and sizes. You will be happy to know that, every time you buy a box of Guylian chocolates, you are contributing to saving the seahorse and the environment. Guylian has been supporting Project Seahorse since 1999.
The Guylian café in Perth, is housed in a beautiful heritage building on St Georges Terrace. It is a modern, chic café with a subtle understated elegance. The chocolates are kept at an ambient temperature which ensures the taste and integrity of the product. As you enter, the display of assorted chocolates and the lush desserts combine with the heady aroma of chocolate will have your senses reeling with excitement. We intend to try all the desserts and have already ticked off quite a few from the list. Naughty, yes, but oh so nice and definitely worth it!
The pièce de résistance on the menu is 100% Pure Pleasure, no kidding that’s the actual name and it turned out to be exactly that. We relished every spoonful of this divine Belgian chocolate mousse with almond panna cotta and Guylian chocolate icing. It was skilfully presented, dressed up prettily dressed in a raspberry, toffee lace, with edible gold flakes and fresh strawberries. Another favourite of ours was the Guylian Bombe au Chocolat, a stunning dome of dark chocolate mousse with Guylian praliné. Both of these desserts are reasonably priced at $14 each. We have also indulged in the chocolate brownie, the dark chocolate tart and the lemon meringue pie. If you are in the mood for something icy, why not make a selection from the attractive display of tempting ice-creams and sorbets. The savoury selection, includes baguettes, salads, filled croissants, toast and eggs. We thoroughly enjoyed the ham and cheese croissant, a bargain at $6.50. The pastry was light and flaky and proved to be a perfect snack.
The long macchiato we tried was superb and was accompanied by a complimentary chocolate. The hot chocolate is lush and comes in a variety of flavours such as mint, coconut, praline, banana and caramel and also comes with a seashorse on the side. You may choose to eat it separately or drown it in an ocean of chocolate, delicious either way. A welcome change to the menu is the inclusion of wine and beer. Why not, try a glass of T’gallant Prosecco to add some sparkle to your day?
The Guylian café is a large, open space, which seats about 100, making it suitable for large groups. It would be a perfect spot to host a myriad of functions, ranging from high teas to corporate events. Ash, the manager, runs the establishment with smooth efficiency and has an engaging personality. We are always greeted enthusiastically and made to feel very welcome. Hope to see you there soon!
Address: 101 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
Ph: (08) 6107 8748
Opening Hours: Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 12am
Saturday 10am - 12am
Sunday 10am - 4pm