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Australia

Australian Capital Territory

Canberra

Hot Chocolate at Urban Pantry, Canberra, Australia

We only had two hours to explore Canberra on our drive back from Sydney towards Melbourne. Over the years I had heard many stories about the capital city, not very many of them complimentary. I remember reading a travel book where one author wrote that when he arrived in Canberra [...]

July 14th, 2014|

New South Wales

Helensburg

Sydney

Hot chocolate at Guylian Cafe, Sydney, Australia

The Opera House, the Sydney Harbour, the Bridge, who hasn’t seen countless images of Sydney’s downtown area. This is only the start of it though. Personally I am a bigger fan of Melbourne but I can completely see why so many people have a love affair with Sydney. The Rocks [...]

January 7th, 2013|

Hot Chocolate at G’Day Bronte, Sydney, Australia

The thing about Sydney that no one else has are its beaches. It seems like everyone has a harbour view and the harbour and the area outside the harbour is just lined with beautiful beaches. Every neighbourhood has their own complete with beautiful soft brown sand, trees to provide shade [...]

December 24th, 2012|

Tilba

Queensland

Brisbane

Hot chocolate at Chocolate Soldier, Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane doesn’t get a lot of credit from the other cities in Australia. If you were to go to Australia you would visit Melbourne or Sydney first, maybe even Adelaide before you might venture over to Brisbane.  I took a tour one day while in Brisbane and the guide even [...]

December 17th, 2012|

Montville

Hot chocolate at Chocolate Soldier, Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane doesn’t get a lot of credit from the other cities in Australia. If you were to go to Australia you would visit Melbourne or Sydney first, maybe even Adelaide before you might venture over to Brisbane.  I took a tour one day while in Brisbane and the guide even [...]

December 17th, 2012|

South Australia

Adelaide

Meet the Maker: A Chat with Red Cacao, Stirling, Australia

I’m starting a new series called Meet the Maker. Here I will interview some of the owners/creators/makers of my favourite hot chocolates around the world to learn more about who they are, what they do, and why they do it! Today I spoke with the talented Marcus Booth-Remmers from Red Cacao [...]

September 7th, 2016|

Kangaroo Island

Stirling

Meet the Maker: A Chat with Red Cacao, Stirling, Australia

I’m starting a new series called Meet the Maker. Here I will interview some of the owners/creators/makers of my favourite hot chocolates around the world to learn more about who they are, what they do, and why they do it! Today I spoke with the talented Marcus Booth-Remmers from Red Cacao [...]

September 7th, 2016|

Tasmania

Hobart

Hot Chocolate at MONA, Hobart, Australia

The world is full of really interesting places. One of my favourite interesting places is in Hobart, Tasmania and is called the Museum of Old and New Art. Opened in 2011 it is the largest privately funded museum in Australia, created by David Walsh. I love so much about the [...]

May 7th, 2014|

Launceston

Victoria

Angelsea

Ballarat

Coddington

Dunkeld

Geelong

Hot Chocolate at the Geelong Boat House, Geelong, Australia

I hear about Geelong constantly at home because my husband is a supporter of the Geelong Football Club (the greatest Australian Rules Football team of all apparently). I half expected the whole town to be painted white and blue (it isn’t). While passing through on the way down to Anglesea, we headed straight [...]

February 13th, 2015|

Grampians

Melbourne

A Hot Chocolate at Dex2Rose, Melbourne, Australia

Dark and dingy laneways are usually a pretty strong signal to stay away. But take a second look, especially if you are in Melbourne. Some of the best nightclubs, jazz bars, even restaurants I have been to are hidden at the end of so called dingy laneways (places you would [...]

September 18th, 2017|

Meet the Maker: A Chat with Mork in Melbourne, Australia

I’ve started a new series called Meet the Maker. Here I will interview some of the owners/creators/makers of my favourite hot chocolates around the world to learn more about who they are, what they do, and why they do it! Today I’m focused on Josefin and Kiril from the Mork [...]

September 29th, 2016|

A Hot Chocolate at Xocolatl, Melbourne, Australia

  A trip to Melbourne is always busy…beyond busy…crazy. My list of things to do grows and grows as the trip creeps closer and closer. That list is primarily made up of…yes you guessed it…new hot chocolates to try. The thing is, and the city confirms this every year I [...]

August 17th, 2016|

Hot Chocolate at East Elevation, Melbourne, Australia

I may have found the ultimate hot chocolate. Not surprisingly I found it in Melbourne which has, without a doubt, some of the most incredible hot chocolate experiences of anywhere I’ve been. And today I am madly in love with East Elevation. You walk through a large red door and [...]

November 11th, 2014|

Hot Chocolate at Brunetti, Melbourne, Australia

Entering Brunetti is like entering a coffee shop in Rome…just 100 times larger. This isn’t the small café that the locals come to get a good coffee and pastry. This is the very large café that counts all Melbourians as locals and all seemed to be here today enjoying coffees, [...]

August 11th, 2014|

Hot Chocolate at Café Vue Heidi, Melbourne, Australia

A few weeks ago we combined all sorts of anniversaries, birthdays and other reasons to celebrate into one, and decided to celebrate them all at one time at Vue de Monde, arguably the best restaurant in Melbourne, maybe even Australia. The food and experience were exceptional and we enjoyed every [...]

May 27th, 2014|

Hot Chocolate at San Churros, Melbourne, Australia

In 1500, Hernan Cortes, a great Spanish explorer driven by a pioneering penchant and a lust for wealth and power, arrived in Mexico. There he was mistaken by the local inhabitants to be the descendant of the Quetzalcoatle, the patron god of cocoa crops. To honour the deity, the Aztec [...]

May 19th, 2014|

Hot Chocolate at Sonido, Melbourne, Australia

There was a steady stream of people coming through this tiny little restaurant on trendy Gertrude Street in Fitzroy. I’m guessing all of them were there for good arepas and good coffee. We were there for good arepas and a promise of excellent hot chocolate. Arepas are a traditional dish [...]

April 17th, 2014|

Hot Chocolate at Koko Black (again), Melbourne, Australia

Every time I arrive in Melbourne, the first thing I do (before going to visit the Kangaroos at Westerfolds Park) is visit Koko Black at Doncaster Shopping Town. When I finally did review Koko Black’s hot chocolate last year after having been every year since it opened in 2003 (read [...]

April 11th, 2014|

Hot Chocolate at Chokolait, Melbourne, Australia

I love Melbourne’s CBD (Central Business District). Every year I always make sure we have at least one day to just walk around and take it all in. You have Federation Square with its modern art buildings and galleries. The impressive Flinders Street train station is across the street. The [...]

June 10th, 2013|

Hot Chocolate at Koko Black, Melbourne, Australia

Ah Koko Black, how do I write you up here. For years and years, Koko Black has been my favorite hot chocolate hands down. What is so fantastic about Koko Black hot chocolates is that they manage to go across all categories. There are those hot chocolates that you could [...]

March 18th, 2013|

Hot Chocolate at Hahndorf’s, Melbourne, Australia

I didn’t know about Hahndorf’s chocolates, and hadn’t even found it in my online searches for hot chocolates in Melbourne. It was Rich’s parents that brought us here knowing my love (a.k.a. obsession) for hot chocolates. Hahndorf’s is a chocolate shop founded in Melbourne in 2001 with a handful of locations across [...]

February 18th, 2013|

Mornington

Hot Chocolate at La Monicas, Mornington, Australia

Melbourne is definitely one of the most incredible cities on earth and not surprisingly, one of my favorites. There is so much to do inside and around this city. Why people keep going to Sydney beats me (plus there is better hot chocolate in Melbourne...more about that in future posts). One [...]

February 12th, 2013|

Paynesville

Hot Chocolate with the Koalas, Paynesville, Australia

Paynesville is a pretty little town with really nice harbour and like most coastal towns the population swells in summer with holiday makers then lays almost dormant all winter long. Being the middle of summer Paynesville was very busy. The car parks were filled with cars, the boardwalk packed with people and [...]

February 23rd, 2015|

Port Fairy

Rutherglen

Warnambool

Yarra Valley

Western Australia

Perth