Austin is a fabulous city. I wish I could spend more time there. If I could, I would become a regular at Mozart’s Coffee Roasters and Bakery. Not so much for the Coffee Roasters part however….or for the bakery (although they do have some delicious looking goodies and a good pumpkin pie).
First I would become a regular because Mozart’s has the best terrace I have seen in a long time. They have several huge wooden decks, surrounded by giant oak trees, allowing you to sit right along the bank of Lake Austin. Despite a large number of tables being taken over by university students studying on their computers, there were still plenty of tables for the rest of us and the weather was perfect, not just to sit outside, but to enjoy a warm drink…a hot chocolate perhaps?
“Do they have a hot chocolate?” is always my first question. To answer this, Rich went inside to check and came back a few minutes later. They don’t have one hot chocolate…they have a whole menu of hot chocolates! What is this? Could it be true that we have, just by chance, stumbled on a spot with a beautiful terrace and a menu of hot chocolates?!
Here are the options; the standard hot chocolate is made from steamed milk and Monin dark chocolate sauce, and along with a White chocolate, a Mexican Hot Chocolate and a Hazelnut Hot Chocolate, are offered everyday on their fall menu. As if that wasn’t enough, they had another menu, a hot chocolate menu, which offered 6 other Here are the options; the standard hot chocolate is made from steamed milk and Monin dark chocolate sauce, and along with a White chocolate, a Mexican Hot Chocolate and a Hazelnut Hot Chocolate, are offered everyday on their fall menu. As if that special hot chocolates. There was the Pecan Pie White Hot chocolate which combines pecan pie flavour with white chocolate and caramel sauce. Peppermint Hot Chocolate was a combination of peppermint syrup, steamed milk and dark chocolate sauce. After Dinner Mint Hot Chocolate was minty green and chocolately goodness. There was a seasonal eggnog hot chocolate with eggnog flavour, steamed milk and white chocolate sauce, and last but not least you have the one I ordered, Pumpkin Spice hot chocolate with pumpkin spice, dark chocolate and steamed milk.
I loved my Pumpkin Spice hot chocolate. It had a warm pumpkin flavour, like fresh pie, with that little kick from the pumpkin spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. If that wasn’t enough to give me my pumpkin fix, I paired it with a piece of warm pumpkin pie with vanilla icecream on top.
Verdict: I loved Mozart. Any place that has a hot chocolate menu deserves 5 stars…even more so when they have such interesting seasonal flavours. Mozart’s 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, United States.