It’s World Chocolate Day, so consider this your sign to treat yourself! But, this magical treat is perfect for any time of year, so definitely buy some extras to keep for a rainy day. Whether you’re looking for a gift, or looking to indulge, here are some amazing chocolate shops around Melbourne that will help you get your chocolate fix.
1. Xocolatl Artisan 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 delicious flavour combinations like chilli, and get a subscription box for a regular chocolate fix. When you’re at the store, 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.
2. 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.
There’s so many things to love about Bibelot. They’re an artisanal pâtisserie, gelateria, coffee bar and chocolate shop all in one! Indulge in their decadent petits gâteaux, bonbons and sweet treats, and enjoy an assortment of high quality chocolate. Find Bibelot at 285-287 Coventry St, South Melbourne VIC 3205.
4. Atypic Chocolate
The chocolatiers at Atypic focus on ethical sources, fair trade and 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.
5. Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio
Discover delicious desserts from celebrated chefs Darren Purchese and Cath Claringbold. Originally a retail store in South Yarra, they have since moved online as a made-to-order dessert business. Indulge in their cakes, jams, cookies, and of course, their delicious, handcrafted chocolate. Get it delivered, or arrange to pick it up from their sweet studio at 647 Chapel St, South Yarra VIC 3141.
6. Ministry of Chocolate
This family-run business in Croydon creates high quality chocolates and cakes, using couverture chocolate from Australia, Belgium and France. Enjoy classic chocolate bars, hampers, chocolate stilettos, praline gift boxes and more. Pick it up in Croydon, or get it delivered to your door.
7. 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 order online and arrange to pick up their chocolates in Ivanhoe, or get it delivered. Click here to find out more.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.