A friend said to me recently that it can be a challenge to enjoy your own backyard sometimes. So true! It's not often enough that I set aside time to enjoy Halifax's vibrant downtown. This week, I got to do so with help from another blogger, Amy Wheaton, with whom I was paired up by the Downtown Halifax Business Commission. The DHBC generously gave us each $100 to spend as we wished on a Big Day Downtown.
Amy is mom to adorable baby Eli (see pic below), and suggested we meet at Choco Café on Lower Water Street. I'd never been to this chocolate boutique and espresso bar, but with those two selling points, what was not to love? I ordered the Nutty Hot Chocolate, which was both snack and beverage. I chewed and drank my way through the hazelnut decadence while Eli munched on Cheerios (sorry Eli, I win). The jars of candied almonds and brightly wrapped gourmet chocolates on the shelves create a bright and cheerful atmosphere. I took a brownie to go that I am boldly declaring The City's Best Brownie.