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The best hot chocolate in Melbourne

Is there any better way to warm up than with a rich, deep mug of frothy hot chocolate? We think not

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Time Out editors
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The humble hot chocolate has come a long way from the days of Nestlé powder. We're particularly spoiled here in Melbourne, with venues taking to mugs of gooey, molten chocolate with the same sort of all-consuming fixation usually applied to coffee. Head to one of these venues for Melbourne's best hot chocolate. 

The best hot chocolates in town

Mörk Chocolate Brew House
  • Restaurants
  • Coffee shops
  • North Melbourne

Who says you can't take hot chocolates to the next level? Order the Campfire Chocolate at the Mörk’s concept store and you'll get a smoke-fogged stemless wine glass, served with a little beaker of hot chocolate, plus smoked salt and a toasted marshmallow. This is everything but classic. 

Chokolait
  • Restaurants
  • Melbourne

More silly spelling shennanigans aside, Chokolait is a magical portal, via it's espresso bar-style hole-in-the-wall frontage, to absolute bliss. They dish out some outrageously decadent chocolates, and of course, make their famous hot chocolate using only Belgian's finest.

 

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  • Restaurants
  • Coffee shops
  • Melbourne

This artisan chocolatier sticks the better part of a block of its finest dark choc into your mug here. And because it's winter, and why the hell not, staff can whack in a good pinch of chilli to cut through the rich chocolate if you want. Hot in every sense of the word.

Che Desserts
  • Restaurants
  • Cafés
  • Melbourne

This Vietnamese-style hot chocolate is not like your average hot chocolate. It is made from Marou chocolate  a single-origin, sustainable, Vietnamese chocolate  and whipped together with free-range Willow Zen egg yolks, vanilla and condensed milk to create a fluffy and silky beverage.

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  • Restaurants
  • Carlton
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This cafe-cum-winebar is not just about sandwiches and pre-dinner drinks. Heartattack and Vine are serving up a Spanish-style hot chocolate for grown-ups built on a house-made ganache and married with a spicy and fragrant chilli-orange syrup. Think a liquid Jaffa with a hint of heat. 

  • Restaurants
  • Fitzroy
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Get your hot chocolate the traditional Colombian way: served in a little jug, and then showered with crumbly queso. Yep, cheese in your chocolate. Don't think about it, just do it.

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Brunetti
  • Restaurants
  • Carlton

You can't call yourself a true Melburnian until you've wolfed down the Italian-style hot chocolate at Brunetti's – an intensely sweet bowl of chocolate mud so dark its bordering on black and so thick you could stand a spoon in it.

Maybe this is more your cup of tea...

  • Restaurants
  • Tea rooms

Can we tempt you with a mini-cupcake while you decide from a list of 20 different varieties of tea? One of the best things about taking high tea is the undeniable feeling of old-world luxury – not to mention justifying a meal of comprised mainly of cakes. 

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