Melbourne Snackage

On top of eating three square meals a day while on holidays, there is always room in my stomach for some snacking. And in Melbourne, there are plenty of places for a sweet or savoury snack between meals.

Chokolait

Before I travelled to Melbourne, I remember Richard telling me to make sure I visited Chokolait while I was there. At the time, I didn’t see what the big fuss was all about, but I think the fact that I visited Chokolait three times during my week-long stay in Melbourne is a testament to how awesome it really is!

Chilli hot chocolate - $6.50

A range of hot chocolates with various origins, flavours, and cocoa percentages adorns the menu and we select the chilli hot chocolate to try on our first visit. The waitress asks us how hot we want the chilli on a scale of 1-10 (or more if we like!) and knowing my weak chilli tolerance, we go with a lowly 2. Despite getting minimal amount of chilli, the hot chocolate has a quite a significant tingle and spicy kick on the tongue and we wonder at how hot some of the higher numbers would be. There are also names scrawled on the blackboard with numbers in brackets next to them indicating the chilli level that they ordered for their chilli hot chocolate. Some of the numbers were in the 100s which was crazy!

Cinnamon hot chocolate - $6.50


The cinnamon hot chocolate is the perfect foil for the chilly Melbourne weather with warm comforting cinnamon flavours permeating through the rich chocolate. The mug is coated in melted chocolate on the inside before adding the hot chocolate making it extra silky and chocolatey.

Dark chocolate frog - $1.20 (left) and milk chocolate praline duck - $1.80 (right)

If you ever have the opportunity to visit Chokolait, don’t leave without buying some of their individual handmade chocolates which can be purchased individually or pre-packaged.

Box of chocolates

Their beautiful chocolates are not only pretty to look at but delicious to eat as well, with some creative flavours and designs. Using good quality chocolate also means that they are super smooth and melt in your mouth.

Chocolate pavlova with double cream and strawberries - $9

Oh and did I forget to mention the chocolate pavlova? This is what had Richard raving in the first place so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try it. A massive slice of pavlova was served to us with double cream, strawberries and melted chocolate and it was light as a cloud and filled with little chunks of chocolate throughout. The meringue itself was quite sweet but coupled with the strawberries and cream it was perfect.

Lord of the Fries

It wasn’t all about the sweets. We spent our first night in Melbourne bar hopping and the best late night snack to soak up all the alcohol is none other than a cone of fries from Lord of the Fries.

Cone of fries with Belgian sauce - $4.95

We got a cone of fries with Belgian sauce which is essentially mayonnaise. I love the little toothpick things for picking up the fries without getting your hands dirty, but really the best way is just to attack it with your hands. The fries weren’t particularly special but it did serve as the perfect post-boozing snack whilst walking the streets of Melbourne back to our hotel.

Little Cupcakes

Melbourne is famous for its laneways and I came across the Little Cupcakes shop in one of them. Inside the quaint, cosy little shop were rows upon rows of little cupcakes with perfectly piped icing and delicate decorations.

Rows and rows of little cupcakes

We couldn’t resist getting a few to share and we took them back to the hotel and cut them up so we could have a taste of each flavour.

(clockwise from top) Cinnamon, cookies and cream, pistachio, red velvet - $2 each

All the cakes were fluffy and light and my favourite out of the four would have to be the pistachio with its nutty, not-too-sweet flavour. I also loved the creamy cinnamon icing on top of the cinnamon cupcake and the sparkly sprinkle of sugar on the top. The chocolate cake in the cookies and cream cupcake and the red velvet cake were a little bit more moist and dense than the other two which suited the richer icing on both the cupcakes.

And even though it was close to dinner time, we couldn’t help devouring them all!

Chokolait
Shop 8, Hub Arcade
318 Little Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Ph: +61 3 9639 6188
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 9am – 6pm, Friday 9am – 9pm, Saturday 9:30am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 6pm


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Lord of the Fries
Corner of Elizabeth and Flinders Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Open 7 days from 11am
Other locations: Chadstone Shopping Centre, Chapel St, Flinders St, Melbourne Central


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Little Cupcakes
Shop 7
Degraves St
Melbourne VIC 3000
Ph: +61 3 9077 0413
Open Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5.30pm, Saturday and Sunday, 9.30am – 5.30pm
Other locations: William St, Queen St


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14 Responses to Melbourne Snackage

  1. That’s some serious chocolat-ing! Love the swirl on the cinnamon cupcake – simply gorgeous!

  2. holy crap. chocolate pavlova. it’s calling to me!

  3. Trisha says:

    Chocolate chocolate everywhere! Mmmm… I miss Melbourne!

  4. Jen says:

    Chocolate pavlova looks crazy indulgent = YUM! But the fresh strawberries on top make it totally healthy :P But looks like it’d be worth it!

  5. Wow – looks brilliant! If those are the snacks, I can’t wait to see what the meals in between are. I’m plotting a trip to Melbourne soon-ish, and have definitely added a few more stops to the list…

  6. I have a sore throat at the moment and I’m sure a chocolate pavlova smooshed up with strawberries and cream would help soothe it, right? …right??

  7. FFichiban says:

    Oh whhyyyyyyyy >_< now I crave that pavlova more than ever… hhaha hope it didn't disappoint. Mmm cinnamon dark hot chocolate is the best

  8. Reading this at 8.18am is making me crave all this stuff for breakfast. but mmmmmmmmmm i love melbourne and their food, cafes, coffees.. the lot! yum!

  9. Lillian says:

    I also went to Chokolait last time I was in Melbourne and agreed, it was amaaaaaaaazing! Now I’m regretting only trying the hot chocolate and skipping the pavlova…oh well, next time!

  10. Miss Piggy says:

    I’m waiting (not very patiently) for Lord of the Fries to open in Sydney…love the Belgian Sauce!

  11. Ross Harvey says:

    Hi Gang, Ross here, owner of Chokolait down here in beautiful Melbourne.
    Thanks so much for the very kind reviews and comments and please pass my best regards to Richard and Pupu and tell them to get back down here soon.
    Our Chokolait Pavlova is now our “famous” signature dessert but for winter we have also added our Chokolait Sticky Date Delight, with Butterscotch sauce and double cream of course, so when you are in Melbourne please stop by and say Hi and we will spoil you rotten.

    Kind regards, Ross

    • Jacq says:

      Hi Ross – Thank you so much for your comment! Love Chokolait and I definitely don’t hesitate to tell all my friends to visit while they’re in Melbourne! Will definitely pass the message on to Richard and Pupu :) I’m hoping to go down to Melbourne again next week so if I get the chance I will definitely stop by and say hello!

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