Finding chocolate cafes and shops is one of my favorite things to do when traveling. When I visit Melbourne, Australia I have chocolate travel goals: I have my Can’t-Miss Favorite chocolate cafes in Melbourne to schedule in, while also making time to fit in some Need To Try new places. So many chocolate cafes, so little time.
Most chocolate cafes serve hot chocolate, ice cream and a variety of fun desserts, plus all kinds of boxed chocolate delights to enjoy later or share with friends. Some also have a savory menu if you want to save chocolate for dessert. I’m trying to remember if I’ve ever done that …
Chocolate cafes are crowd-pleasers; there is usually something for everyone to love, whether you are a 72%+ dark chocolate fan, or you lean towards the milder milk chocolate side of the spectrum. Walking in the door and inhaling the scent of chocolate makes everyone happy, from grandparents to little children. My favorite is hot chocolate which I order in any season; I see no need to wait for cooler weather to enjoy a cup.
Here is a quick list of some favorite chocolate cafes in Melbourne, so you can plan your own chocolate tour. I usually manage to visit at least three or four places in two or three days. Many of them are within walking distance of each other, making a chocolate tour especially easy. Some are accessible by tram and a few have multiple locations.
Koko Black is one of my Can’t-Miss Favorites. The first time we visited Melbourne we planned a chocolate tour and Koko Black is the first cafe we sampled, so it has historic significance. I drink their hot chocolate every chance I get and I buy as much Tasmanian Leatherwood Honeycomb, chocolate covered nuts and pralines as I can fit in my suitcase to give to friends and family. I eat some myself, too. Okay, I eat all the honeycomb. Sorry, not sorry, kids.
Most recent Need To Try:
I tried Mork Chocolate Brew House for the first time on my most recent trip to Melbourne and it has definitely moved from the Need to Try list to the Can’t-Miss list. All their hot chocolates are amazing but the Campfire Hot Chocolate is another level. It’s more than just a taste experience, it is a sensory delight. There is maplewood smoke, homemade marshmallow and charcoal salt. I recommend this to all chocolate lovers.
If you like hot chocolate, Mork Chocolate Brew House is the place to visit.
Hot tip: The Populus: Coffee & Food Co. in Singapore serves Mork hot chocolate. Not the Campfire version; you have to go to Melbourne for that.
And one more:
Xocolatl Artisan Chocolates and Cafe is on my list for the next time I visit. I’m always on the lookout for a new place to add to my list of favorite chocolate cafes in Melbourne. Make your own chocolate list and share it with us in the comments or on Facebook. I am always working on chocolate lists for other cities as well, so suggestions are welcome!
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