Dello Mano is the Brisbane home of the luxury brownie – a brownie so good Ashton Kutcher once had a batch of them flown to Paris for his birthday. The CBD store in Tattersall’s Arcade continues the commitment of owners Deborah and Bien Peralta to making beautiful products from real ingredients, a dream that started 10 years ago with their immensely popular original store in Newstead.
Full cakes sit freshly frosted in the window. Inside, a glass cabinet is home to individually wrapped brownies. Deborah’s background as a food scientist breathes life into creations such as honey and macadamia, espresso and walnut, chilli chocolate, and rosewater and pistachio. Every sliver of chocolate in the store is produced by hand.
The space itself is warm, a dark nook in one of Brisbane’s oldest arcades. An impressive cascade of exposed light bulbs is the dominant feature. A few seats linger in the arcade proper for customers preferring a dine-in option paired with coffee. Otherwise, take-home boxes come in various sizes depending on how generous (or selfish) you’re feeling.