Easter is almost here, but chocolate is a magical treat to have any day of the year. It’s an irresistible snack that will always keep you feeling happy and motivated. Whether you’re looking for a gift, or simply treating yourself, here are some amazing chocolate shops around Melbourne that will help you get your chocolate fix.
1. Monsieur Truffe
A long time ago, you could only find Monsieur Truffe at the Prahran Markets. It was a one-man operation but the quality was undeniable. Monsieur Truffe has since grown and now, you can find their chocolate factory and retail space in Brunswick East.
There, you will find a selection of chocolate bars made with organic ingredients and wrapped with recycled paper. Treat yourself to a hot chocolate while you’re there.
Discover everything Monsieur Truffe has to offer at 351 Lygon St, Brunswick East VIC 3057.
2. Good Boy Chocolate
Good Boy Chocolate was started by Alessandro Luppolo, a pastry chef with years of experience working in Milan, New York and Hong Kong. Now, in Melbourne, he makes small batch, artisanal chocolate. Good Boy follows the bean-to-bar process, where they roast, grind and shape their own cocoa beans. No single-use plastic is involved in the process, as the paper used to wrap the chocolate is a mixture of recycled paper and cocoa husks. Cocoa husks are normally thrown away during the chocolate-making process, but this way, it’s given a second purpose in life.
You can arrange to pick up their chocolates in Ivanhoe or order online. Click here to find out more.
3. Atypic Chocolate
The chocolatiers at Atypic focus on ethical sources and fair trade, sustainable practices. They source their beans from our island neighbours in the Pacific. Each source has a distinct flavour profile that is brought out in the creation process.
Atypic uses handcrafting methods at every stage to create high quality chocolate. You can view the entire process at their workshop.
Find Atypic Chocolate at 326/322 Coventry St, South Melbourne VIC 3205.
4. Xocolatl Chocolates and Café
At Xocolatl, it’s a family affair. With boutique stores in Canterbury and Kew East, they use the highest quality Belgian couverture to create unique flavours. Discover flavour combinations like chilli and ginger or cherry and pistachio. While you’re there, get your hands on their hot chocolate. You could have a regular one, or you could try one infused with flavours like orange, rose, chilli or peppermint.
Find Xocolatl at 11 Strathalbyn St, Kew East VIC 3102 and 66 Maling Rd, Canterbury VIC 3126.
5. Koko Black
Ever since they opened their first store in Melbourne in 2003, Koko Black has become a force to be reckoned with in the Australian chocolate scene. Each piece of chocolate is handcrafted in Melbourne, using Belgian couverture and Australian ingredients, like Tasmanian leatherwood honey.
Koko Black is located in multiple locations around Melbourne. Click here to learn more.
6. San Churro
San Churro is more than just churros. They take chocolate very seriously, sourcing their couverture from the best chocolatiers. Dip your churros in decadent chocolate sauce, indulge in one of their chocolate desserts or take a pack of chocolate home with you.
For more information, visit the San Churro website.
7. Haigh’s Chocolates
Starting in 1915, Haigh’s is Australia’s oldest family-owned chocolate business. Using sustainably farmed cocoa beans, they create unique blends of chocolate with distinctive flavours and aromas.Learn more about Haigh’s here.
8. Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
This sweet destination was created by husband and wife team Ian and Leanne Neeland. Together, they created chocolateries in the Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula and Great Ocean Road. In these stunning locations, you’ll find decadent chocolate treats made from European chocolatiers and pastry chefs. They also have decadent hot chocolates, yummy ice creams and other sweet treats.Learn more here.