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Located in an isolated corner on the second floor of Cluny Court
is a rather tiny café which has become a household name in having one of the best Chocolate Lava Cakes
once said, “I can resist anything except temptation.” Such an appropriate quote for the decadence and indulgence which awaits ahead. Stepping into 3 Inch Sin
is like stepping into dreamland as you take a long sniff of the distinct and unmistakable aromatic scent of warm chocolate wafting through the air. This smell, is the smell that no one can succumb too - the smell of rich chocolate decadence - simply irresistible and tempting.
3 Inch Sin does not have much desserts/cakes to offer unlike many other dessert-oriented places and that’s what makes them different and all the more better because they specialize in freshly-baked warm Chocolate Cakes with different playful and unique fillings. Warm Chocolate Lava Cakes are what they’re known for. It’s their specialty, and they do it the best.
The Warm Chocolate Cakes are served in 2 sizes – the standard 3-inch (and hence their name) for $6 (+$3 for a scoop of Ice Cream) and 3 mini ones for $5. The flavors offered for the mini Warm Chocolate Cakes are: Original, Mint, Bitter Orange, Coffee, Hazelnut, Raspberry, Peanut Butter, White Chocolate, Lemon, Baileys and Cherries Jubilee.
Having wanted to try a range of their flavors, we went for the Mini Molten Flavors
and opted for the Original, Peanut Butter and Raspberry. It was a long 20 minutes wait full of anticipation and excitement but it was all worth it as the aroma of the freshly-baked warm Chocolate Cake was a punch in the face when it finally arrived.A nice crisp chocolate exterior coupled with warm molten interior bursting with flavor and utter goodness was simply heaven. While some had reviewed and said that the Mini Cakes lacked/had too little molten gooeyness in the center as the cake is too small, we beg to differ as all of ours had an incredibly rich molten center that was oozing out once we cut into the cake.
Among the 3 flavours that we sampled, the Raspberry Molten Chocolate Cake
was the least preferred as we felt that the tart berry flavor together with the rich chocolate flavor was just a rather odd combination.
The Original Chocolate Cake
was hands down perfect and beyond description. It was all about the rich intense chocolate flavor bursting in your mouth, and more chocolate, and even more chocolate than you can ever imagine. Period.
Following the best was the Peanut Butter Molten Chocolate Cake
. Elisa has never been a big fan of Peanut Butter but this was a wicked combination which will give anyone on this planet a sense of utter satisfaction which hits you right inside. The thick gooey Peanut Butter was in no way overpowering, but instead it gave the entire cake a whole new dimension.
In our opinion, Chocolate Lava Cakes have withstood the test of time. They used to be the craze a couple of years ago and we would think that every place which had the Chocolate Lava Cake on their menu was simply the best, regardless of how their other foods taste like. But now, almost every restaurant have them on their menu. Nevertheless, people still order a simple Warm Chocolate Lava Cake as it is clearly and definitely a perfect option for pure indulgence.
3 Inch Sin is no doubt a hidden fine. If you’re a crazy chocolate lover like us, here’s your place. Prices are more than reasonable and service was great. More cake varieties are served over the weekend so we’ll definitely be back soon!