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The Absolute Best Hot Chocolates In Brisbane

By Morag Grealy - 14 Jun 2017

The Menagerie
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Noosa Chocolate Factory
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Bitter Suite
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John Mills Himself Cafe and Bar
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Paddington Deli & Epicerie
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Pourboy Espresso
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Cowch
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Winter is coming, autumn is here, and don’t you just love the crisp mornings? 

If you’re like us you’ll jump at any excuse to welcome cold weather and all the snuggly goodness that goes with it. Whether by breaking out the chunky knits or donning your favourite boots, complete your seasonal swag with a cup of one of Brisbane’s best hot chocolates.

The Rocky Road Hot Chocolate, Noosa Chocolate Factory

Freshly made with their own chocolate, Noosa Chocolate Factory in the CBD has one of the best selection of hot chocolates in town. Top of the list has to be the to-die-for rocky road hot chocolate with handmade marshmallows, strawberry jelly pieces and 77% cacao dark hot chocolate.

The Chilli Hot Chocolate, Dello Mano 

Hidden in the Tattersall’s Arcade in Brisbane’s CBD lies the delicious hot chocolates offered by Dello Mano. Put all thoughts of their epic brownies to the side for a minute while you make your choice between the signature, salted caramel and white chocolate hot chocolates or make like the ancient Mayans and try with chilli on top!

The Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate, Bitter Suite

Hefty, heartwarming, and so very immoral, Bitter Suite’s contribution to the hot chocolate landscape is one of the best in Brisbane. Next time you’re taking Sunday brunch, make sure you order a jug of their peanut butter hot chocolate and warm your cockles nice and good. 

The Traditional Hot Chocolate, The Menagerie

Colder weather is making the early morning dash to the markets harder and harder to do. Fresh incentive comes courtesy of Kelvin Grove’s Menagerie Café and their heartwarming mugs of molten chocolate love. The comforting surrounds of their cosy interior make the Menagerie the perfect place warm your bones and make you feel like you never left the house. 

The Lavender Hot Chocolate, John Mills Himself 

Coffee connoisseurs of Brisbane will no doubt already be familiar with the crew at John Mills Himself, but did you know that they also do 10 epic ‘heirloom’ hot chocolate flavour varieties as well? Move over professional pourover, aeropress and cold drip, we’re talking about lavender, rose petals, 70% dark chocolate and Xocolatl (it’s a Central-American spice mix with cinnamon, chilli, nutmeg and maca root). Looks like the old school hot chocolate may have matured a little. We approve.

Le Chocolat Chaud, Paddington Deli & Epicerie

No need to visit Paris for your next Chocolat Chaud fix, (that’s Hot Chocolate in French, you guys) because Paddington Deli has your back. Nestled in the iconic Paddington Antiques Centre on Latrobe Terrace is where you’ll find the thick & dense French hot chocolate of your dreams, right here in Brisvegas!

The Belgian Hot Chocolate, Pourboy Espresso

The Belgian Hot Chocolate at Pourboy Espresso is a serious force to be reckoned with. Their Callebaut Chocolate comes accompanied by single origin Venezuelan Criollo couverture just to make sure your impending chocolate apocalypse leaves you weak at the knees. 

The Nutella Hot Chocolate, Cowch 

As you can imagine, South Brisbane dessert institution Cowch has the lot when it comes to hot chocolates. I mean nutella, choc mint, cherry ripe? If we must! And if you ask for a ‘deluxe’ that means this baby will be served up with whipped cream and marshmallows. Cowch, you’re doing the dessert bar genre good. 

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