Someone very smart once figured out that chocolate is actually good for you; it comes from cocoa, which is a tree. A tree is a plant and so, chocolate is technically salad.
You don’t need to go as far as Belgium to get your chocolate-fix; rest assured that Brisbane has all the chocolatey goodies you’ll ever need, so get stuck in.
Buckle up and get stuck in to Brisbane’s best chocolate everything.
New Farm Confectionary
Known as one of the best chocolatiers in Brisbane, New Farm Confectionary is a treasure trove of delicious treats. If you had to pick one thing—possibly the hardest game of would you rather—you can’t go past the milk chocolate peanut brittle bark.
Noosa Chocolate Factory
The brownie at Noosa Chocolate Factory is epic. Made from 77% cocoa (so, even more salad than kale) these babies sell out quicker than you can say, “I’ll take three please.”
Peasant has some of THE best churros in all of Brisneyland. But what really sets them apart is the decadently divine chocolate syrup they come with. This stuff will get all over your fingers, face and clothes and you won’t even care.
The chocolate panacotta with brownie and amoretti cherry from 1889 Enoteca can only be described as a sweet cloud of orgasm for your taste buds. That is all.
Flour & Chocolate
The chocolate brownies have a serious rep at Flour & Chocolate. With a variety of rich flavours and chocolatey gooey centres, you’ll be hard pushed to decide between the white chocolate blondie or their original double chocolate brownie. Actually, just have both…
Chester Street Bakery
Okay, so picking just one thing from Chester Street Bakery for this list was hard, but their Oreo-Crusted Unicorn Cream Pie literally takes the cake. Filled with a white chocolate cream, topped with chocolate whipped cream, encased in an Oreo pie crust and covered in M&M’s this is the chocolate dessert of your sugary dreams!
The Junk Bar
The Junk Bar in Ashgrove mixes up some pretty special cocktails, but none as special as their Chilli chocolate martini. Yes, that made you ears prick up didn’t it? Spicy, rich and alcoholic….ahhhh perfection.
We couldn’t really decide which chocolatey flavour at Gelato Messina is the best, so you should probably try them all. There’s Milk Chocolate with Choc Peanut Fudge, Chocolate Fondant, Choc Chip, Salted Caramel and White Chocolate and Gianduia, to name a few.
Fortitude Valley and Albion
Have a fancy ‘do’ coming up? Hook yourself up with a Flourless Chocolate and Raspberry cake from Jocelyn’s Provisions and you will be the hostess with the mostess.
Chocolate and peanut butter go together like a wop-bam-boom. The guys at Bitter Suite have really made the most of this pairing with their Choc Nutter hot (or cold) chocolate that is topped off with Reece’s peanut topping.
From little chocolate tarts to eclairs and gateaux, Chouquette Boulangerie and Patisserie in New Farm has all your French chocolate fantasies – oui oui! But nothing is as simplistically beautiful as their Pain au Chocolat.
Julius Pizzeria has gone next level with their Autumn menu and the proof is in the eating of their chocolate pudding. Chocolate pudding alone can’t get much better, but when it comes with mascarpone and red wine soaked pears it’s a whole new ball-game.
One bite of OTTO’s decedent Gianduia chocolate and hazelnut mousse and you’ll be hooked. Akin to a super luxe Ferrero Rocher, this rich mousse is more than worth skipping your main for.
Dessert and pizza; two words that heaven to our ears. Even more heavenly when you’re talking the Strawberry Blondie Dessert Pizza from South Bank dessert bar, Cowch with a white chocolate base.
Couverture & Co.
If you prefer your cocoa untouched by other food stuffs and just want to indulge in the tiniest little morsels of the finest-grade, hand-made chocolate, get ye to Couverture and Co, Spring Hill.
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Chester Street Bakery | Image credit: Chester Street Bakery