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Chocolate shops in Brisbane: our top picks
There are only a few days in the year when scoffing a whole box of chocolates for breakfast is socially acceptable: Easter and Valentine's Day.
We, however, say a big ‘stuff you’ to social norms, and we choose to scoff at every possible opportunity. 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 gift or maybe just keep to yourself.
NOOSA CHOCOLATE FACTORY | Various Locations
You’ve probably heard of this Adelaide Street gem, but if not then you’d best get down there stat. 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. With various spots around the South East, the Noosa team have made sure to spread the love. 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.
New Farm Confectionery | Newstead
With a flagship store in Newstead, this iconic Brisbane confectionery is stocked in over 50 delis, cafes and stores Australia-wide. The Parisian inspired sweets are made right here in the heart of Brissy, with deliciously naughty options for everyone. From chocolate bars to chocolate barks, and from ruby chocolate to rocky road, this spot is simply a foodie’s dream.
DELLO MANO | Various Locations
They may not be your traditional chocolate go-to, but the Belgian chocolate brownies from this eclectic joint are second to none. Rich, moist, fudgey 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 | Various Locations
You would be forgiven for thinking that you had landed in a Belgian chocolaterie upon tasting Passiontree Velvet’s infamous sweets. Dressed in a Tiffany-blue box, these handcrafted and elegant chocolates are on every girl’s wish list! Forego jewellery this year, the way to a girl’s heart is through her stomach and these treats are sure to sweeten your Valentine’s heart.
COUVERTURE & CO | Red Hill
The Cate Blanchett of the Brisbane sweet scene, the chocolates here simply ooze 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. 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.
Amy, we love you. This gorgeous self-serve and café style chocolate spot in the heart of the City is a must-visit for every chocolate-lover. Made right here in Brisbane, their unique, yet classic take on chocolate slabs are perfectly matched with a coffee, or an ever-popular and ever-indulgent hot chocolate.
Urban chocolatier | Wherever you are
It’s time to join the club. The chocolate tasting club, that is.
Sign up to the Urban Chocolatier tasting club, and you’ll receive a brand, spanking new and unique box of chocolate every single month. There are two of every flavour in each box so you can share and compare, and a score-card is included in your box so you can rank your top chocs. With some of the included chocolates made by the team at Urban Chocolatier and some sourced by guest chocolatiers, this gourmet experience is delivered right to your door.
MAYFIELD CHOCOLATES | Various Locations
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. Our picks go to the Wattle Log and Fruity Barossa flavours, the latter packing a serious alcoholic punch with its Brandy and sultana filling.
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!