Chocolate is my guilty pleasure. We all have them, and chocolate is mine.
My tastes run to most types of chocolate, except white (too sweet) and a number of the mainstream grocery brands. And I know good chocolate when tasting it, and I suspect that’s the same for most of us foodies.
Sydney has a number of skilled chocolatiers, and if you want to experience true artisanal chocolate loveliness, then you must visit one. It is not easy to make high-quality chocolate from the simple cocoa bean and a few ingredients, but the following chocolatiers are masters at it.
Go ahead and indulge. Embrace the chocoholic opportunity that Sydney presents you.
Let us guide you through Sydney’s best chocolate shops.
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Main store: 28 Carrington Street Wynyard, Train Station Sydney, NSW 2000 / Tel: (02) 8214 5332
Three Chocolatiers specialises in premium handmade chocolate. It’s an up and coming Australia-made chocolate brand (and a Sydney success story) with big plans to expand nationally.
Since its humble opening in 2017, Three Chocolatiers has now expanded to four shops across Sydney. The flagship shop is in the Sydney CBD (Wynyard Station), and there is another in Parramatta and two more in Sydney’s T2 Domestic Airport.
All chocolates are handcrafted daily in Sydney, using only the best ingredients Australia can offer. With every type of chocolate imaginable (over 50 products) there is something for every chocolate lover or seeker of sweet treats out there.
Three Chocolatiers is most famous for its awesome Chocolate Freeze-Dried Strawberries. We like to think that they must be very healthy too, considering that frozen fruit is a key ingredient 😉
They offer a wide range of chocolate hampers and Valentines Day boxes for gifts.
But whilst Valentine’s Day might not be for everyone, chocolate most certainly is… The Three Chocolatiers will even sell their chocolate in bulk to the hardcore chocolate fan! What a time to be alive!
Editor’s Note: Three Chocolatiers has been reported as temporarily closed. We will let you know when we have more information.
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27 Gymea Bay Rd, Gymea NSW 2227 / Tel: (02) 9256 6770
Nina’s Chocolates is an award-winning artisan chocolatier of nearly thirty years standing.
The team have been producing A-grade luxurious handmade Belgian chocolate from their Gymea base in the heart of Sydney’s Sutherland shire to the south of the city.
The Gymea production base is well worth a visit, as you can witness the craftsmanship live in a kind of retail-theatre.
The chocolate is excellent and you can indulge yourself, or buy gifts and treats for friends, family or corporate clients.
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Locations: Petersham (584 Parramatta Road, Petersham NSW 2049), Rozelle (658 Darling Street, Rozelle NSW 2039) & Maroubra (Shop 5/900 Anzac Parade, Maroubra NSW 2035)
If you haven’t tried the Salted Caramel from Belle Fleur, then you haven’t lived.
Ok. Maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but seriously, their oozy caramel with a hint of Himalayan pink salt, all bound in a cube of smooth dark chocolate is a true flavour sensation.
All the treats at Belle Fleur Fine Chocolates are hand made. There range goes from the more traditional, like their Hazelnut Ganache-filled Shell to more unusual combinations like their Red Velvet, featuring a fresh Beetroot Ganache smothered in milk chocolate.
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Location: Queen Victoria Building, Shop 52/455 George St, Sydney, NSW 2000 Ph: 1300 424 447 See Website for Further Locations
Haigh’s Chocolates have come a long way since they first opened in Adelaide.
These days, the quality of Haigh’s beautiful chocolates has seen them spread their sweet wings across the country. And, of course, even Sydney is now home to a number of their chocolate shops.
From chocolate hampers and specialist selections – we are currently loving the Truffle Lovers – Haigh’s does it all.
We also like how they flex when the calendar. As I write (Jan 2023) they are promoting their Lunar New Year chocolate collections. Personally, I think that Lychee, Blood Orange and Mandarin cream centres encased in either milk or dark chocolate sound fabulously festive – and delicious.
But at the end of the day, aren’t we all simply suckers for a Haigh’s chocolate frog?!
Why not grab some friends and book a table at one of Sydney’s many Bottomless Brunch spots?
Location: 147 William Street, Darlinghust 2010 NSW / Tel: (02) 9331 8818
From single-origin chocolates to festive ‘chocolate salami’, Kakawa is a gorgeous little chocolate shop with a strong fan-base. We just had to pop it on our list of Sydney’s best chocolate shops.
Let the scent of cocoa beans guide you through their door into a world of hand-crafted confectionary bliss.
Whether you’re looking for a chocolate gift, something for a special event, or simply to treat yourself, you’ll find what you’re looking for a Kakawa Chocolate.
Our favourite products include their greatest hits Chocolate CD Gift Box which features their amazing Mango Chilli creation, amongst others. And we’re also very keen on their wonderful Chocolate Christmas Tree. But be warned. That latter tends to sell out sharpish, so get in quickly if you sample this Caramelised Hazelnut & Almond delight.
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Location: Lot 4, 6 Jusfrute Drive, West Gosford NSW 2250 / Tel: (02) 4322 9888 (Mon – Fri: 9am – 4pm)
Location: 187 – 197 Leura Mall, Leura / Tel: (02) 4784 2031
Planning a trip to the beautiful Blue Mountains, then put Josophan’s on your itinerary. Situated in the charming village of Leura, just a 100kms from Sydney, this is a little gem of a chocolate shop.
The chocolates are delightful and Fair Trade certified (Callebaut Belgian couverture). Organic, fresh, pared down and authentic with no preservatives or artificial flavours, this is luxury world-class chocolate ‘unplugged’ and in its natural state. With credentials like this, Josophan’s has to be on our list of Sydney’s best chocolate shops.
Take a few minutes to peer through the viewing window into the production laboratory and you’ll find pure artisan craftsmanship.
Location: 4 William Street, Paddington NSW 2021 / Tel: (02) 9331 5468
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Editor’s Note: We are sad to learn that after 38 years, Just William has sold it’s last chocolate bear at its Paddington Shop.
Editor’s Note: We are currently in the process of updating this article.