Red flusters me. It may be a primal red colouring artificial flavour arousal or possibly because I have a bit of bull in me (not the first time I’ve been accused of this) and the red door is akin to a matador’s cape. Either way I have chills and they’re multiplying. And that’s just the exterior. The space is alarmingly good. There is already an abundance of natural light but in the absence of it there are large industrial lights hanging from the warehouse eaves. The red chocolate-making contraption on display reminds you that Monsier Truffe is first and foremost a chocolatier. Red again? I’m stamping my foot ready to charge.
The indoor bike stand and attractive indie staff with ambiguous accents may leave you feeling uncool. The disinterest of some of the staff can be off-putting and manifest in you some frustration but the coffee is magnificent, the menu lengthy and the chilli chocolate orgasmic. To fully appreciate the menu you will need a good ten minutes. This will give you time to read it and cast your enviable eye over neighbouring tables and their meals to better exact a decision. Usual breakfast protocol.
This place is worth travelling (or cycling) to East Brunswick for. No bull.
L'atelier de Monsieur Truffe
351 Lygon St
Brunswick East VIC 3057
(03) 9380 4915