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Chocolate Shops in Brisbane: Our Top Picks
There's only a few days in the year when scoffing a whole box of chocolates for breakfast is perfectly acceptable: Easter and Valentine's Day.
Which means you need to make sure you can make the most of it and spend those 2 days (ok, weeks) indulging on the richest, creamiest chocolates and truffles you find. We want everyone to indulge in the best chocolate Brisbane has to offer, so we’ve road tested Brisbane’s top chocolate shops to find the best bites to either gift or maybe just keep all to yourself.
Noosa Chocolate Factory | CBD
You’ve probably heard of this Adelaide Street gem, but if not then you’d best get down there stat (really though, drop everything and go now). Rows of handcrafted chocolate slabs, crates brimming with dark chocolate-covered Victorian strawberries and the smell of freshly roasted coffee beans – this is our idea of heaven on earth. Must try: their signature rocky road. Fluffy handmade marshmallows, smooth dark chocolate and some crazy good jelly (seriously – what is in that?!) makes for a sugar high of the best kind.
Dello Mano | New Farm
They may not be your traditional chocolate go-to, but the Belgian chocolate brownies from this eclectic New Farm café are second to none. Rich, moist, fudge-like genius, punctuated with the occasional sneaky chocolate chunk and wrapped in individual foils to add to the anticipation – well played, Dello Mano. Quirkier (but equally addictive) flavours include espresso walnut, peanut butter, and honey-caramelised macadamia.
31 Degrees | Woolloongabba
Having upgraded from their regular market stalls to a bricks and mortar store, 31 Degrees hand makes everything from truffles and bars to cookies and brownies. With seasonal treats and a coffee menu to entice you into staying awhile, you may just never want to leave.
Passiontree Velvet | Carindale
You would be forgiven for thinking that you had warped time and landed into a Belgian chocolaterie upon tasting Passiontree Velvet’s infamous sweets. Dressed in a Tiffany blue box, these handcrafted and elegant chocolates are on every girls wish list! Forego jewellery this year, the way to a girls heart is through her stomach and these treats are sure to sweeten your valentine’s heart. The never ending selection of Belgian chocolate shapes and sizes are sure to entice you and your sweetie one so we suggest grabbing two of each because you definitely won’t want to share!
Couverture & Co | Paddington
The Cate Blanchett of the Brisbane sweet scene, the chocolates here simply ooze with class. Artisan, hand-crafted and small batch – we’d pair these with a glass of Louis Roederer and a 100% silk dressing gown for the ultimate indulgence. Flavours range from the traditional to the more novel, like champagne, banoffee and a new dairy free chocolate and coconut bar (we had a taste and can confirm it’s amazing). Top of the bunch (in our humble opinion), the salted caramel – a chewy caramel with the perfect amount of Murray River salt in dreamy milk chocolate.
Mayfield Chocolates | Spring Hill & CBD
No stranger to the chocolate scene, Mayfield Chocolates have pulled awards from all over the place since they opened in 1993, including a gold medal for their products in Belgium (Belgium, people!). A nod to Australia’s unique produce, the chocolates here feature native ingredients like Queensland ginger and Tasmanian leatherwood honey, and equally native titles like Kakadu at Night and New Australian. Our picks go to the Wattle Log and Fruity Barossa flavours, the latter packing a serious alcoholic punch with its Brandy and sultana filling.
Murielle Vuilleumier Swiss Chocolatier | Teneriffe
Murielle Vuilleumier dreamed of becoming a chocolatier even when she was a child, but unlike the rest of us who were content just to daydream about Willy Wonka-esque factories, she made her fantasy a reality and learnt the trade from gourmet chocolate makers all over the world. Murielle’s mini chocolate cups filled with rocky road are irresistibly adorable but if the woman in your life is a shoe fiend, chocolate stiletto heels might just be her dream come true.
Poppy’s Chocolates | Beenleigh
With everything from individual gourmet truffles to mix and match (so we’ll take champagne, apple pie AND blood orange, thanks) to bars, hampers and gift boxes made right here in Brisbane (you can even do a factory tour), Poppy’s has all your chocolate addict needs covered. Bonus, they’ll do overnight delivery, so if you’ve left things until the last minute, you won’t be left empty handed. There you have it, our top picks for chocolate shops around Brisbane, in all their rich, sugary glory.
Here’s to being a chocoholic!
Read more: Brisbane’s Best Valentine’s Day ideas