By Tasneem Shahidullah and Taylare Maddern
In the city where we even have a chocolate walking tour, there are plenty of places around town that offer decadent and delicious sugary delights catering for the ultimate chocoholic or the most classic dessert connoisseur. If you love the good stuff as much as you love your nan, here’s a list of the best of the best chocolatier boutiques dessert-centred establishments to head to for your sweet fix in Brisbane.
Cowch Dessert Cocktail Bar
The first must-visit sweet and chocolate destination is Cowch Dessert Cocktail Bar. This quirky dessert cocktail bar recognised for its cool vibe and excessive cow udder interiors? It might seem a little odd drinking your hot chocolate from an oversized udder shaped mug, but then again that’s half the fun!
2/179 Grey Street, South Bank
P 3844 1559
Chocolateria San Churro
San Churro is a dessert restaurant, located on Grey Street and Charlotte Street of Brisbane’s inner CBD. This place is a chocolate junkie’s haven, jam packed with everything coated/dipped/glazed and created from the finest Spanish milk and dark chocolate. Their specialty is their signature Spanish ‘Churro’, which is a lightly fried long Spanish doughnut dusted in cinnamon sugar served with some crazy amazing Spanish hot chocolate sauce. This dish is bound to change the standards of your tastebuds!
Shop 2/161 Grey St, South Bank
P 3844 2022
Noosa Chocolate Factory
Now, don’t think I have forgotten about our vegan chocolate lovers because Style has the perfect chocolate fix for you at this hip little boutique. This funky famer’s market style chocolatier boutique has a wide selection of vegan authorised rich dark chocolate and an assortment of delicious vegan coffees and shakes.
144 Adelaide Street, Brisbane CBD
P 1300 720 668 www.noosachocolatefactory.com.au
Chester Street Bakery
Where you can literally buy cake by the pound, this late-night bakery/ bar serves cake (cake cake) well into the night. Whether you’re after just a piece or an entire cake (which also come in different sizes), Chester Street Bakery can definitely cater to your hunger levels. Call ahead to see what they already have in the fridge, or order one especially from the huge selection of flavours they offer.
32A Chester Street, Newstead
P 3852 4130
Flour and Chocolate
Supplying suburban locals with the most decadent of treats for some time, the rest of Brisbane is catching on to the wonders that come from the Flour and Chocolate bakery. With different days providing a different specialty baked good, you need to get there early to make sure they don’t sell out! Home to possibly the most delicious cronuts on the market, to brownies, over five different chocolate croissants, and beautiful special occasion cakes, the folks at this bakery know how to cure even the sweetest of cravings.
4g/621 Wynnum Road, Morningside
P 3161 6246 www.flourandchocolate.com.au
I Heart Brownies
Made with only the best of the best free range and gluten free produce, you’re definitely going to heart these brownies long time. Coming in all sorts of flavours from choc-mint, to salted caramel and cherry-coconut, these little bites of love are available at the main store in Bakery Lane, as well as many different locations across Brisbane to make sure it’s easy to get your hands on these feel-good treats.
Corner of Ann Street and Bakery Lane, The Valley
These guys specialise in all different kinds of gourmet chocolates, offering pieces from dark to white; with liquers, ganaches, nuts, jellies and more; and even some Native Australian choices like Tasmanian leatherwood honey and Queensland ginger. We suggest might want to look at their menu online first to avoid a prolonged procrastination at the counter when trying to fill your ‘pack your own’ box, or you can just fill them up with caramel lips (you can beleieve us when we say they’re absolutely luscious).
The Barracks, Shop 2, 61 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane
P 3367 3323 www.mayfieldchocolates.com.au
Hitting the sweet tooth spot since 1996, this dessert bar is a Brisbane icon that you have to try at least once. With a move to more gluten-free, more vegan & vegetarian, raw, dairy & sugar free options, you don’t even have to feel (that) guilty! Whether it’s a chocolate craving you have, or you’re more of a crème brulee fan, Freestyle has a dessert to suit everybody.
Emporium Hotel Brisbane, 50/1000 Ann Street, The Valley
P 3252 0214
Coffee and Chocolate
This is a place where only the chocolatiest of chocolate lovers dare to go. From their selection of individual chocolates and desserts, to their incredibly indulgent chocolate ‘shot’, Coffee and Chocolate has the goods to satisfy every chocolate need.
Level 1 Queens Plaza Queen Street, Queen Street Mall, Brisbane CBD
P 3229 7799