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Koko Black Chocolate High Tea

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by Jeni Wilson (subscribe)
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Published May 23rd 2016
Sweet Devotion For Chocolate Lovers
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The biggest and best iced chocolate


I have been seriously preparing for this most anticipated decadent indulgence for some time. I have been saying a personal mantra, which goes something like this 'It's my birthday, I'm pretty good most of the time, and I should be free to splurge on a chocolate overdose every now and again.'

This morning I had a fresh three veg, two fruit Nutra Bullet juice. Even my Fitbit has been admiring me, so I'm raring to go for it.

I confess I have been developing a bit of a habit of high teas and getting pretty discerning about them. I have built this up as the 'be all and end all high tea' since I visited the Koko Black store on a chocolate walking tour. I know the chocolates are exceptional at Koko Black.

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and more chocolate


You have to pass through the sales area choc-a-block full of chocolates to get to the tables at the back. This is a hard ask for those who are already intent on picking up a few samples to take home. Packaged to perfection, unique hand made chocolate bars and mixed selections boxes are priced at what you would expect to pay for such quality.

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It's hard to pick


I picked up a few bars of hazelnut and caramelised coconut milk chocolate for around $10 and I stocked up on some chocolate hearts for those special occasions.

Koko Black's restaurant styling is consistent with classic and elite decadence. Beautiful old black-and-white photographs adorn the walls and the seating is made of quality leather, button-back couches and winged chairs. It is reminiscent of the grand old days when those with old money bought extravagant mansions.

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classy styling


There are a number of high teas available at Koko Black reasonably priced between about $40-$50. At the time of writing this review I could not find their price lists on-line. Give them a ring first to ask for details if you are worried about the price.

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Don't eat first


The dessert degustations comprise most of their most popular desserts. It wasn't anymore expensive to have both savoury and sweet. I thought that these would be mostly chocolate sweets but the pastries were absolutely superb and very generously sized. I had the leek and goats cheese tart which would normally be around $8.50. We also had house pressed sandwiches with vegetables, pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, Gruyere cheese and seeded mustard. These were delicious and normally $9. There was a choice of drinks included. My friend had a strong soy chocolate hot milk (normally $7) but I chose the ridiculously large iced chocolate, which on its own was really enough for a meal.

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Generous servings of desserts


Unlike other high teas, the serving size of the desserts was regular rather than small. Oh, that chocolate mousse was rich. The high tea included chocolate mousse salted caramel and toffee panacotta, ice cream (chocolate of course) and the gateau! The gateau was my top favorite but everything was superb. I could not fault one single item on the high tea list.

One word of warning: Be prepared for a rich chocolate overdose.

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Take something home to continue the Koko Black experience


This high tea would make a perfect treat for any event such as Mother's Day, Easter, birthdays or 'I just deserve a Koko Black high tea day.' Apart from anything else, this was the best value high tea worth at least double what they charge if you bought all items separately. Everything exceeded my expectations. They have well and truly earned their reputation for their magical quality chocolate. Break the door down to try the Koko Black's High Tea.

For some other high tea venues you could try the traditional and renowned Windsor Hotel , the very generous Eltham Tea House or the infamous Austen Tea Room in Essendon.

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Why? Decadent high tea
Phone: (03) 9848 1356
Where: Westfield Doncaster
Cost: For around $50
Your Comment
In the biggest mug I've drunk out of but I'm not a beer drinker
by Jeni Wilson (score: 3|1872) 2318 days ago
Great write up Jeni. You make Koko Black so enticing I am scanning the flights to Melbourne.
by Jenny Prior (score: 3|4244) 2319 days ago
A question: how big is the biggest and best iced chocolate?
by Jenny Prior (score: 3|4244) 2319 days ago
Koko Black choclates are rather lovely so the high tea would be amazing.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|9742) 2318 days ago
Must put it on the to do list
by Jeni Wilson (score: 3|1872) 2318 days ago
Ohhh, thank you for sharing this experience - I'm a while away from my next chocolate overdose, so it's fun to share yours :)
by JMBowen (score: 1|52) 2318 days ago
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