After a lengthy and thorough search of Melbourne's richest, most decadent hot chocolate experience the field has been dwindled down to five. Pit your taste buds against the five contenders to discover Melbourne's finest hot chocolate for yourself.
Cherryripe Hot Chocolate Castro's Kiosk, Melbourne University Tucked away under the physics building, the intense cherry chocolate experience at Castro's has been getting physics students through their Friday afternoon labs for years. Super sweet, super chocolatey and super charged - possibly something to do with the nearby radiation samples? A must for cold wintery mornings. Castros, Melbourne University
Deep Strength D'Amore Coco Loco, Northcote
You know you're in for a treat when you order your hot chocolate by intensity. The D'Amore is a Lemon Myrtle infused dark chocolate explosion that is not only vegan and sustainably sourced but exquisitely presented and perfectly satisfying. Coco Loco, Northcote
Max's Suckao Max Brenner Innovative and intense, the Suckao is a unique tool for preparation of chocolate shot. The 'Suck' refers to the drawing of the thick preparation through a metal straw, while the 'Kakao' is the Spanish word for cocoa beans. This experience is almost ritualistic as you choose your chocolate bits to melt over a candle in warm frothy milk. Just try not to eat too much of the chocolate before you start stirring! Max Brenner
Dark Beligan Chocolate Mocha Theobroma While mocha isn't hot chocolate in the purest sense, Theobroma's Mocha certainly deserves a mention. Also served in a flamed warmer, the coffee in no way detracts from the purity of the melted chocolate. Chocolate of the finest quality that remains lingering at the bottom of your cup waiting for a sneaky finger while your companion looks the other way. Theobroma
Chef's Blend Hot Chocolate Shocolate Flavoured with nutmeg, cinnamon and lemon zest, the Chef's blend at Shocolate is a spicy European style hot chocolate - lighter than the others, but that's ok because you'll want to leave room for all scrumptious treats that beckon from counter. Shocolate
Ripe in Sassafras serves the best hot chocolates in Melbourne. They are made from the real thing lindt chocolate. Absolutely delicious and a double hot choc even better and one is not enough. Nobody has ever matched close to them.
By luise0 - reader Friday, 14th of October @ 05:00 am
Garden Tuscany in Moonee Ponds (10 mins from the CBD) have the best hot chocolates in melbourne. Hands down.