Chocolate — it connects people throughout the world, brings happiness to millions, comforts in troubled times and provides endless enjoyment time after time… after time. I wanted to celebrate it, so I found some of the most delicious ways to enjoy chocolate in Brisbane. Be prepared to drool.
I went on the hunt for where to find the most decadent, delicious, drool-worthy chocolate in Brisbane. And not just in the usual form — I’ve included hot chocolates and cold milkshakes, frozen gelato and baked cakes, and a class where you can learn to make your own chocolate to feed your addiction from home!
Of course, any guide to chocolate in Brisbane feels incomplete without Monty’s Chocolates, which sadly closed its doors for the very last time earlier this month. Wherever you go for your chocolate fix, make sure you pour one out in honour of Monty’s and owner Steve Sheldon — may they resurface somewhere soon!
Fresh From The Noosa Chocolate Factory & The Dark Chocolatier
144 Adelaide St & 156 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City
Dominating the chocolate trade in Adelaide St in the Brisbane CBD is The Noosa Chocolate Factory, with not one, but two stores worth of magic. They’ve got chocolate-covered blueberries, they’ve got pineapple jelly in dark chocolate, they’ve got straight up milk chocolate that would delight your mama, and they’ve got what may just be the largest blocks of Rocky Road known to man. Why are you still reading this? Go!
155 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill
There’s a lot to be said about Mayfield Chocolates at Spring Hill. I might start with the fact they have over 50 different varieties of unbelievably delicious chocolate. I could tell you that owner Peter Ingall is a hands-on chocolatier, who’s only too happy to share his secrets with customers. I could point out that their website has an online store with options for air cooled delivery. Instead, I’m just going to point out that they sell a chocolate named “The Nipple of Venus”. Get on that.
Dello Mano Brisbane
29 Doggett St, Teneriffe
You knew it was going to be here, we knew it was going to be here, so let’s just get it out of the way. You can get the crazy-amazing Dello Mano chocolate brownies in a lot of places throughout Brisbane but I much prefer going straight to the source, on the corner of Chester and Doggett Streets in Newstead. Why? All the free samples, of course!
Bunker Milton Hot Chocolates
21 Railway Terrace, Milton
If you’re one who also has a reasonable affection for the close cousin to our friend, the cacao bean, then chances are you know about Bunker Espresso. What you may not know is they serve a hot chocolate that will quite literally make your taste buds pack up and call it a day because it’s all downhill from there. It’s unreasonable how good this thing is, and from such a tiny little… bunker! Trust us, you won’t regret it.
Spring Food & Wine // Chocolate Master Class
26 Felix St, Brisbane City
Perhaps you’ve wanted to learn how to make chocolate so you can pursue this love affair away from prying eyes — or maybe you intend to make your friends and family swoon with your own homemade chocolate creations. Whatever the case may be, the stalwarts at Spring Food & Wine will have you at the top of your game in no time with their Chocolate Masterclass. It’s a must-visit for those wanting to be in control of their chocolate destiny.
Couverture & Co
19A Enoggera Terrace, Red Hill
An artisan chocolate shop in Red Hill, Couverture & Co create hand-crafted chocolate magic onsite using traditional methods, skilled hands and a whole lot of love. Recently spotted in store was a special Father’s Day Porter & Pretzel Chocolate — which I mention to illustrate the kind of mouth watering creativity you’ll discover here. A must-visit for lovers of fine chocolate.
5/151 Baroona Rd, Paddington
A story: it was nearly 9pm on a cold August night, and a certain bmag lifestyle journalist found herself being attacked by a brisk wind in the streets of Rosalie. In the distance shone the lights from a quaint little Gelateria (Cremona, it was called) — and inside, among the unique, chocolatey flavours of frozen-but-off-limits goodness, she found probably the best Italian Hot Chocolate that ever saved a life. When you find this place, and drink this drink, you’ll understand.
When I tell you that this is a revamped kombi turned food truck, your excitement levels should surely rise. When I then tell you that it sells all flavours of the infamous ‘cronut’ — including chocolate and crème patisserie, minty peppermint aero bar, dark chocolate and pistachio or caramel and cream — then I expect you to be running out the door. Mobile for a reason, this van takes the chocolate goodness to the people. Catch them at Eat Street Markets and the Eumundi Markets on the regular, and visit their Facebook page to find out where else they’ll be next.
Flour & Chocolate
4/621 Wynnum Road, Morningside
One of the first to embrace the global cronut craze (now called ‘Go Nuts’ in this store), Flour & Chocolate are lovers of all things chocolate. And, uh, flour. But we can’t go past two particular items. Their Turkish Delight chocolate cake will cause stampedes in the surrounding streets if you mention you have one at your house. A mouthwatering concoction of chocolate and rosewater, topped with a dark chocolate ganache and glorious turkish delight pieces, it’s every bit as good as you’re imagining. And, on the other end of the chocolate spectrum, is their white chocolate and pistachio Go Nut. Words fail me.
4/380 Cavendish Rd, Coorparoo
So let’s be straight up about this — Flute isn’t specifically a chocolate-centric cafe. But they make these great hot chocolates and mochas where they present the melted chocolate in a shot glass on the side of your plate so you can add as much as you want! If the idea of a single shot of chocolate doesn’t do it for you, you’ll be looking for a different kind of chocolate fix. Order their chocolate brownie shake that is the size of a pot plant and it will probably change your life. Or at least prevent you from eating for the rest of the day. Don’t say you haven’t been warned.
31 Degrees Custom Chocolates
This local business doesn’t have a shopfront. Instead, you simply email or phone your order through and voila, chocolate will be delivered straight to your door. If this isn’t magic, I’m not sure what is. Chocolatier Kaitlyn Fitzpatrick creates custom truffles and pralines for every occasion; you simply choose your flavours, colours and finishes and they do the rest. Did I mention that they use locally-sourced ingredients, fresh cream and delicious French and Swiss couvertures? Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with how many you’d like and when you would like them by, and all orders can be delivered straight to the CBD and surrounding suburbs. This could be dangerous…
Are you drooling over your keyboard yet? Let us know if we included your favourite place, or if there are some secret haunts we haven’t heard of yet. We always need to know more about chocolate…