If you have been to the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery and its sister store on the Great Ocean Road, you know what you are in for at this petite chocolate shop and ice cream parlour on the Mornington Peninsula. It's like a Willy Wonka paradise, complete with handmade truffles, nut clusters, rocky road and freckles, all made by experienced Belgian and French chocolatiers. There are 180 varieties of chocolate all up, with an emphasis on mouth-watering truffles.
Do you need another reason to visit? How about the ice cream part of the shop? It dishes out 16 different flavours, made from local, seasonal ingredients.
Not enough for you? Well, there is also a brownie bar, which serves brownies in flavours like mint chocolate, Baileys, Cherry Ripe and Nutella.