Lixie Chocolaterie is a boutique where everything is geared towards showing off its handmade, organic chocolate.
Owner, Miga , is an energetic, smiling woman who is incredibly knowledgeable about chocolate and is more than willing to share what she knows. She has spent the past five years improving her skills; she spent two working with Hervé Boutin, the only person in Australia with a Meilleur Ouvrier de France title (a prestigious distinction granted at the end of a contest which rewards the best French practitioners across several professions).
Shelves filled with chocolate line the walls and fill the counter. The range includes chocolate bonbons such as strawberry and champagne jewels, her signature creation; salted caramel bombs; chocolate bars; and wafers. They are available on different chocolate bases with flavours such as rose and raspberry and hazelnut and black sea salt. All her products are handmade using only organic and sometimes single-origin chocolate.
Lining the counter are gooey double chocolate and macadamia brownies, cheesecakes and flourless orange cakes. Coffee is by Story Espresso, teas are from organic Ovio and, of course, there is hot chocolate – the flakes that adorn it are sold in the shop – with flavours such as orange or peppermint.