Melbourne must be a city of chocoholics, with countless chocolate cafes and chocolate bars lining our streets. But which is the best?
Some of the most well known chocolate haunts would be Koko Black, Lindt, and San Churro. Koko Black seems to have perfected decadence, with rich cocoa treats perfect for gift giving. With multiple locations, the most prominent being their cosy Royal Arcade store, they are easily accessible. Lindt often becomes a favourite as customer find out that the delicious box chocolates available from their local supermarket can be enjoyed in a cafe atmosphere. The selection at Lindt Chocolat Cafes is far more impressive than the boxed version of their chocolates; with gooey cakes, rich truffles and creamy ice-cream all available. San Churro Chocolateria is not quite as luxurious as the aforementioned cafes, but still offers a mean hot chocolate for a lower price.
San Churro Chocolateria is one of the most loved chocolate cafes in Melbourne.
My chocolate of choice comes from Max Brenner, which is perhaps one of the best known chocolate bars in Melbourne. They are slightly more value for money than some of their rivals, and have an amazing peanut butter 'choctail' which I can never resist- or manage to finish.
The higher profiled chocolate cafes enjoy the advantage of multiple locations, but perhaps you prefer your local, little-known chocolate heaven. The luxurious Ganache Chocolate, with its main store located in trendy South Yarra, is slowly rising in popularity. Chokolait is another upmarket cafe, with just one location in the CBD. The Chocolate Room is an option for those not located near the city, with stores in Geelong and Queenscliff.
Ganache Chocolate Lounge.
There are plenty more chocolate bars in our sweet city- let me know where you indulge, by leaving a comment.