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Where to Find the Best Chocolate in Melbourne

The Victorian capital's quirky inner-city laneways and arcades harbour lots of delicious delights, including a high concentration of quality chocolatiers. Seek out the finest options with this insider's guide.
Where to find the best chocolate in Melbourne
Where to find the best chocolate in Melbourne. Image: Chocoholic Tours

I’m standing on Melbourne’s glitzy Collins Street, devouring a chocolate caramel dome.

It’s exquisite. It quite literally melts in my mouth in a matter of seconds as only fine chocolate can. It’s a moment of pure, unadulterated deliciousness from Melbourne chocolate maker Ganache.

And they’re not the only purveyors of fine confectionary to be found in this neck of the CBD woods. Populating two or three of the surrounding city blocks, and hidden down laneways and within holes-in-the-wall, an army of boutique chocolatiers are hard at work crafting similarly toothsome treats.

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Welcome to Top Oz Tours’ YouTube channel! In this episode of our online travel series, we bring you ten fabulous things to do in Melbourne.

So, where is the best chocolate in Melbourne to be found? To answer that question, I’ve turned to the experts at Chocoholic Tours.

Why is Melbourne such a chocoholic’s delight?

Melbourne has been mad about chocolate since the 1840s when the first individual pastry and confectionary shops opened their doors. But by the 1960s and 70s, all that were left were the large corporate chocolate companies. Thankfully, things have gone full circle, and today it’s all about small, independent producers again.

When you step inside any of the salons featured on our Melbourne chocolate tour, you can feel the passion each one has for making amazing chocolate. It’s apparent in the hand-crafted designs, intricate moulds, beautiful presentation, and impeccable service.

Where to find the best chocolate in Melbourne
Where to find the best chocolate in Melbourne. Image: Adam Ford
Where are the best chocolate shops in Melbourne to be found?

Many of them are concentrated in the centre of the CBD, between Flinders and Bourke Streets. But they tend to be tucked away from the main thoroughfares. That’s what makes them so special. Once you’ve found one, venture inside and indulge in their specialty — perhaps a velvety truffle, a rich hot chocolate, a slice of dark chocolate mud cake, or even a chocolate and cheese matching! Half the fun though, is finding them!

Where to find the best chocolate in Melbourne
Where to find the best chocolate in Melbourne. Image: Adam Ford
What are some of the city’s best kept chocolate secrets?

Let’s start with the Brugge Room at Koko Black in the Royal Arcade. Few people know about this opulent retreat hidden upstairs in the company’s flagship salon. You can sit and enjoy a decadent morsel without anyone catching you in the act!

Where to find the best chocolate in Melbourne
Where to find the best chocolate in Melbourne. Image: Adam Ford

Chokolait, just off Little Collins Street, is another hidden gem. They’re best known locally for their quad-ripple dark chocolate pavlova. It’s every bit as amazing as it sounds!

For more information, visit www.chocoholictours.com.au.

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Adam Ford

About the writer

Adam Ford is editor of Top Oz Tours and Travel Ideas, and a travel TV presenter, writer, blogger, and photographer. He has travelled extensively through Europe, Asia, North America, Africa, and the Middle East. Adam worked as a travel consultant for a number of years with Flight Centre before taking up the opportunity to travel the world himself as host of the TV series Tour the World on Network Ten. He loves to experience everything a new destination has to offer and is equally at home in a five-star Palazzo in Pisa or a home-stay in Hanoi.

 

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