Melbourne is undoubtedly a coffee city, but we have a wonderfully rich hot chocolate scene too. Escape the colder weather and embrace your inner child with a soothing cup or two. There’s so many cosy cafes around the city serving up this delicious treat, but if you need any help getting started, this list should help you out. Discover beverages made with decadent chocolate, infused with chilli, topped with cheese and more. Have fun out there, and don’t forget the marshmallow!
1. Mörk Chocolate
Looking for hot chocolate in Melbourne? You can’t go wrong with a drink from Mörk Chocolate. They’ve made it their mission to bring specialty hot chocolate into Melbourne’s rich coffee scene. Find ethically sourced, specialty blends, and a range of signature flavours like Campfire Chocolate and Hazelnut Praline Chocolate. Find Mörk at their Brew House in North Melbourne, or at their locations in the CBD and Queen Vic Market. Learn more here.
📍150 Errol Street, North Melbourne VIC 3051, 20 Equitable Place, Melbourne VIC 3000 and Queen Victoria Market, Shop 51-54, Dairy Produce Hall, Melbourne VIC 3000.
Visit this delectable Belgian chocolate and dessert bar in Royal Arcade for your sweet fix. Pair their delicious range of cakes and sweets with one of their hot chocolates. At Chokolait, there’s a range of flavours to choose from, including chilli, cinnamon and matcha, as well as the classics like milk and dark. See more here.
📍Royal Arcade, Shop 8/318/322 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
3. Black Star Pastry
Black Star Pastry is known for their incredible desserts, and they’ve made a hot chocolate inspired by their popular Chocolate Mirage Cake. Indulge in a cup of Hot Choc Mirage, a decadent drink filled with Rooibos Tea, caramel and Madagascan Manjari Chocolate. The result is a heart-warming butterscotch flavour that will make you smile from ear to ear.
📍Shop 4/8 Driver Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, 2C Acland St, St Kilda VIC 3182 and Lower Ground Chadstone Shopping Centre, Chadstone VIC 3148.
Find hot chocolate at this opulent sweet shop near South Melbourne Market. At Bibelot, you’ll feel like you’re in a French patisserie. Sample their petit gâteaux, macarons and gelato, then, warm up with a relaxing cup of hot chocolate. Choose between a 34% milk chocolate or a 64% dark chocolate. Learn more about Bibelot here.
📍285-287 Coventry St, South Melbourne VIC 3205
Ever thought about adding cheese to your hot chocolate? Sonido is the place for you. Visit this South American restaurant in Fitzroy and try their traditional Colombian hot chocolate. Add cheese to this decadent drink for the ultimate experience. Find details here.
📍 69 Gertrude St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
6. Hardware Société
Hot chocolate goes great with dessert, but it’s an excellent drink with brunch too! Pop into either of the Hardware Société Melbourne stores and try their decadent hot chocolate. There’s a 54% dark caullebaut option, as well as a truly divine ruby cocoa bean hot chocolate, made with 47.3% caullebaut, lychee, rose and white chocolate ganache. Find out more here.
📍10 Katherine Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000 and 123 Hardware St, Melbourne VIC 3000
7. Only Mine
Only Mine is known for their handmade chocolate, but you can also try a delectable range of hot chocolates. Visit their Melbourne store opposite Queen Vic Market, and try their wide range, from white to dark. To keep it interesting, they also have a range of blended flavours, so you can enjoy your drink with chilli, peppermint, chai and more! Find more details here.
📍13 Dhanga Djeembana Walk, Melbourne VIC 3977
8. Koko Black
Visit Koko Black for a luxurious cup of hot chocolate. Their signature hot chocolate is brewed for two hours, and blends 54% dark chocolate with cream and milk. You can also enjoy their Belgian hot chocolate with flavours like chilli and orange. Koko Black has lounges around Melbourne for you to enjoy your drink. Find your nearest store here.
📍Royal Arcade, Chadstone, Highpoint and more
Godiva has been making handcrafted Belgian chocolate since 1926, so you know you’re in good hands. Find their café inside the retail store and warm up with one of their heavenly cups of hot chocolate. Indulge in their huge range of flavours, including caramel, mint, hazelnut and matcha. Then, enjoy a tasty dessert, like a pretzel or ice cream. Find your nearest store here.
📍Emporium, Chadstone, Highpoint and Doncaster