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  1. Shopfront for Mork Chocolate
    Photograph: Kristoffer Paulsen/Supplied
  2. Smoking marshmallow placed into a takeaway hot choc cup
    Photograph: Kristoffer Paulsen/Supplied
  3. Woman in black holding a pastry in her palms
    Photograph: Kristoffer Paulsen/Supplied
  4. Exterior of laneway with Mork shopfront
    Photograph: Kristoffer Paulsen/Supplied
  5. Two people stand in shopfront for Mork Chocolate
    Photograph: Kristoffer Paulsen/Supplied

Time Out says

Enjoy Mörk's famous hot chocolate in a former lift shaft in an alley in Melbourne's CBD

Melburnian chocoholics have long been making pilgrimages to Mörk's Errol Street headquarters in North Melbourne, and those in the city can enjoy the cacao delights at Mörk's second store in the CBD. 

The famous Mörk hot chocolates, made according to owner (and chief chocolatier) Josefin’s recipes, are also available in the CBD store, which is the most Melbourne of locations: an actual former lift shaft. And yeah, it's in a laneway. 

Forget Cadbury’s. Mörk means ‘dark’ in Swedish; these chocolate powders come with a hefty cacao count. Husband-and-wife team Josefin and Kiril source cacao liquor from Venezuela, cocoa powder from Ghana and unrefined coconut blossom sugar from West Java, blending all three in their ‘brews’. 

It comes as no surprise that the duo have a background in coffee. Kiril trained as a barista, and Josefin was working as a coffee roaster in Sweden, demonstrating dark chocolate tempering, when they first met.

The hot and cold beverages of course include Mörk's famous Campfire Hot Chocolate: a smoke-enhanced hot chocolate that you’ll smell before you see. A smoking gun charged with beechwood smoke is responsible for the campfire element of this drink: a smoke-fogged stemless wine glass, served with a little beaker of hot chocolate, plus smoked salt and a toasted marshmallow on a stick (your edible spoon).

There are also other signature hot chocolates, and you can accompany them with Söt cinnamon buns, made by Mörk's sister company. And unlike at the North Melbourne location, you can even drink coffee at the city location, made by Patricia Coffee Brewers. 

Cassidy Knowlton
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Cassidy Knowlton


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