Best Hot Chocolate in Melbourne

When you’re looking for the best hot chocolate in Melbourne CBD, you don’t have to go far. Melbourne is known for its coffee. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get a great cup of hot chocolate in the city!

Hot chocolate is everyone’s favourite winter drink. It’s warm, sweet, and delicious. It’s the perfect beverage to cozy up with when it’s cold outside, or even when you’re just feeling like a little something sweet. It fits so well during a cold and rainy day of Melbourne’s weather. 

There are plenty of amazing cafes and restaurants serving up hot chocolate that will make your tastebuds sing! And the great thing is they all have vegan options too so your vegan friends and family don’t have to miss out. 

I’ve put together a list of the best spots for hot chocolate in Melbourne CBD, so you can find the perfect cup of cocoa no matter which street you’re in!


If you’re looking for a place to go with your friends or family after work, Max Brenner is a great option. It’s located in QV Square which is close to Melbourne Central and has a menu full of delicious treats that everyone will love! They are famous for their “hug mugs” which are specifically designed to be cupped in your hands so it feels like a big warm hug. It will leave you feeling like you’re in heaven!

Address: located inside QV Square. 25/210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. 

Recommended: dark classic hot chocolate with soy milk


This Spanish style cafe has a great atmosphere, and the staff are very friendly. They use high-quality chocolate, so you know your drink will be enjoyable. Also located in QV square, San Churro serves tasty vegan friendly churros with hot chocolate dipping sauce that are perfect to share with friends. 

Address: QV Square. Shop LTL255, Swanston Street, Melbourne. 

Recommended: classic Spanish hot chocolate with soy milk. 


This cafe is a local favorite for its cozy ambiance and delicious food and drinks. Located off Bourke Street Mall, Koko Black also has a chocolate shop attached where you can buy gifts for yourself or others. (Go in around Easter time to see the wide range of chocolate eggs and presents)

Address: Royal Arcade 4, 335 Bourke Street, Melbourne. 

Recommended: dark hot chocolate with soy milk


This quirky hole in the wall cafe is typical Melbourne. Constructed in an old elevator shaft in a city laneway, you’ll see lines of people waiting outside for their hot chocolate so you know it’ll be good! Mork Chocolate also have muffins and cakes to take away. 

Address: 20 Equitable Place, Melbourne 

Recommended: junior dark hot chocolate with oat milk 

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