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Top 10 Chocolate Hits in Sydney

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by Trudy Monk (subscribe)
Keep it authentic. Keep it affordable. Keep me keen.
Published March 3rd 2013
Forget calories - start counting down these cocoa bad boys
1. Zumbo

Outside the Rozelle Zumbo Lab

Thanks to Masterchef and the infamous V8 cake, this guy is booming. Why? Mix artistic creativity and dedication to experiment with sugar, you are bound to become a genius. With stores now littered throughout Sydney (The Star, Rozelle, Manly and Balmain), Adriano Zumbo knows his stuff and his products measure up fabulously.

His signature macarons (or Zumbarons) come in a variety of flavours playing on classic chocolate such as Choc Pop, Choc Mint and Chocolate Doughnut. If they aren't your thing, there are plenty of mini cakes and even a special Decorated Chocolate Fondant with macarons on top, which you can pre-order for a special occasion.

2. Pancakes on the Rocks

For a more fulfilling chocolate hit, you can't pass up the pancake extraordinaire. The Devils Delight, Chocolate Jaffa and Devonshire Pancakes will sought out any sweet cravings for a month!

The original store in the Rocks has multiplied to locations in North Strathfield, Northmead, Campbelltown and Darling Harbour, making it easy for you to access the doughy goodness wherever you might be.

3. Black Star Pastry

A lesser known Newtown cafe to those not in the inner-city, but one which is worth visiting. The small space on Australia Street is worth waiting in line for. Great quality coffee can balance the sweet hit from the various desserts. For a touch of gourmet luxury for your chocolate hit, look no further.

Vegan Chocolate Popcorn Cake, personalised eclairs, chocolate caramel tarts, Chocolate Hazelnut Torte and the list goes on. They even do cakes for weddings and special occasions!

Wedding specialities from Black Star

Open seven days 7am-5pm
277 Australia St Newtown
02) 9557 8656

4. Lindt Chocolat Café

Quite well known as the master chocolatiers, Lindt's decision to open in a cafe in Sydney's Darling Harbour was bound to be a hit. Now with a new location in Martin Place, it's too easy to get on the sugar high. With amazing quality chocolate infiltrating every item on the menu, your are guaranteed to hit the right spot here. Known for its fabulous hot chocolate, the range extends to chocolate waffles, mousse, sundaes and cakes.

Chocolate with a view to boot - look no further
Perfect pick-me-up for the chilly weather we've been hit.

1 Harbour St Cockle Bay Wharf
Sydney, NSW

5. Gelato Messina

Hitting Darlinghurst and Surry Hills by storm, the well established gelato shop never disappoints with its amazing quality and dedication to perfection. The chocolate sorbets and gelato are definitely standouts, but it's their weekly specials that really play with the taste buds. The Messina Facebook page updates its new additions daily.

In addition, their speciality cakes for those big occasions are playful, fun and amazing eye candy.

Dr Evil's Magic Mushroom Cake -

02 8354 1223

Shop 1/241 Victoria St

Cafe Court, Level G,
80 Pyrmont Street,
Pyrmont NSW 2009

6. Haighs

An Australian family company, Haighs chocolate stores in the CBD have seen lines crawling down George St during business lunch hours and once you're inside, it's no wonder why.

Haigh's chocolatiers have been delivering the classics to the best of quality since 1915 and you can't argue with a classic. Their flavoured chocolate frogs are great favourites for the little ones, whilst older folk can't go past the luxurious truffles and gourmet sauces!

Great for gifts (or for yourself posing as getting a present) the two Sydney stores are masterpieces of the finest cocoa.

Shop 52 (Ground Floor)
Queen Victoria Building
455 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Shop 1, The Strand Arcade,
412 - 414 George Street,
Sydney, NSW, 2000

7. San Churro Chocoaltes

One of the newest chocolate franchises to hit Sydney streets, San Churros has become known for its constant chocolate sauces and drinks and given the name of the company, its churros!

Elongated doughnuts which originated in Spain, the feeling of dipping one (or 1000) of these into a smooth, velvety chocolate sauce and dribbling it all over your mouth is a moment you can't forget!

Need an extra hit? The Spanish hot chocolates with cinnamon and chilli spices really take you away from a miserable rainy day to an exotic luxury.

8. Bondi Surf Seafoods

An alternative for those not calorie counting is the speciality this Bondi seafood store has become known for - the deep fried Mars bar.

The bars are dipped into coconut batter, pre-cooked in a low-temperature oil, then deep fried. Then swallowed whole! Not for the faint hearted, this chocolate hit is uniquely fun and must be done at least once before you die - anymore times and you'll get their faster.

Bondi's oldest, most famous and liveliest Fish Shop - with an unexpected chocolate classic

128 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach NSW 2026
(02) 9130 4554

9. Adora
Adora chocolates have been running since 1993 and deliver great quality sweets without preservatives, artificial flavours and many without dairy.

With a few stores around Sydney, the Parramatta store is the original, offering truffles of all shapes and sizes guaranteed to make you salivate in public.

2B/103 George St
Parramatta, NSW, 2150
9635 7737

10. Josophan's Chocolates

Originating in Leura in the Blue Mountains, the chocolate geniuses have now opened a store in the Sydney CBD to expand their chocolate arm to all of those in need. The store is as glamorous as you would expect neighbouring the Louis Vuitton store; you enter chocolate paradise complete with exquisite displays and glamorous chandeliers. It's the stylish way to get your chocolate on!

The cafe in Leura offers one of the most memorable hot chocolates that make you think it really should be illegal. Infused with chilli and cinnamon, it feels like happiness is just pouring throughout your body.

Charles Plaza, cnr King and York Streets, CBD
132 Leura Mall, LEURA NSW
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I've been to the chocoalte cafe in Leura!!! the hot chocolate is amazing. Didn't know they had a shop in sydney though. Makes it easier then a trip to the mountains
by acjar (score: 0|2) 2681 days ago
What about Max Brenner above the food court in Westfield Pitt Street Mall?
by heidi (score: 0|2) 2673 days ago
I love Coco Chcocolate but you have to travel to north shore. Hope they open east soon but still always worth the trip over. Delicious and stunning
by Bella (score: 0|2) 2344 days ago
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