Best Hot Chocolates Around Adelaide | 2018

Your Guide to Adelaide’s Best Hot Chocolates

There’s nothing like a rich, smooth, chocolatey hot chocolate, particularly in the middle of Winter. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite places where you can go and enjoy a nice hot chocolate and maybe indulge in a little treat on the side.

Where to go for hot chocolate around Adelaide:

Bracegirdles House of Fine Chocolate | Glenelg, McLaren Vale, Clarence Gardens, Marion

With four locations to choose from, here you will find a great selection of chocolatey desserts, truffles and hot chocolate. Read our review here

Glenelg – 31 Jetty Road | McLaren Vale –  190 Main Road | Clarence Gardens – 289 Cross Road | Marion – Kiosk 104A, Westfield Marion


Chocolate @ No.5 | Hahndorf

Here you will find chocolate treats made from fresh butter, local cream and quality fruit purees, plus decadent hot chocolates.

5 Main Street, Hahndorf


Chocolatree | North Adelaide

A range of exotic hot chocolates including, Turkish Delight, Hazelnut Mocha and even hot chocolate with crunchy balls.

25 O’Connell St, North Adelaide


Cocolat | Adelaide, Adelaide Airport, Henley Beach, Noarlunga

It was worth running for the plane just to grab one of these hot choccies!

Adelaide Airport – Level 1 | Adelaide – 281 Rundle St | Henley Beach – 340 Seaview Rd | Noarlunga – Colonnades Shopping Centre (near Woolworths), Shop KI 110 Beach Rd

Commissary | Rose Park

Check out the amazing hot chocolate spheres which will prove a favourite with the kids. Check out the video below to see why (look out for the surprise at the end). Read our review here.

160 Fullarton Rd, Rose Park


Fred Eatery | Aldgate

With a seriously good breakfast and lunch menu plus rich, chocolatey hot chocolates. We recommend trying the African Fred Hot Chocolate.

220 Mount Barker Rd, Aldgate


Koko Black | Adelaide

Desserts, truffles, hot chocolate and a cute kids menu.

Adelaide Arcade, Rundle Mall, Adelaide 

Splashing in to Saturday!

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Juniper & Pine | Brighton

Grab your selfie hot chocolate.  Juniper & Pine have a special machine which acts like a printer, but instead of ink, it sprinkles drinking chocolate in the image of your photo, on top of your frothy milk.  Read our review here

Shop 2, 450 Brighton Rd, Brighton



Max Brenner | East End Adelaide

Here you will find a hot chocolate made with real melted chocolate and milk served in their signature mug.

277 Rundle Street, Adelaide



Red Cacao | Stirling

Get cosy at award-winning Red Cacao where your hot chocolate will be everything you ever dreamed of….. They also serve beautiful hand-made truffles and a range of restaurant quality desserts. This is one of our favourite places for a date with the kids. Read our review here.

Shop 3, 41 Mt Barker Rd, Stirling 



San Churro | Adelaide, Marion, West Lakes

San Churro makes a variety of hot chocolates, varying in intensity. If you go for the richest hot chocolate, you may not need a meal!

Adelaide – 43 Gouger St | Adelaide – Shop 5 300 Rundle St | Marion – Shop 2052B, 297 Diagonal Rd, Westfield Marion |  West Lakes –  Westfield West Lakes, 111 West Lakes Blvd


Sazon | Adelaide, Mount Barker

There’s a fantastic range of fresh savoury breakfast and lunch dishes plus very chocolatey hot chocolates.

Adelaide – 3/19 Grenfell St | Mount Barker – 1/24 Gawler St


Steven ter Horst Chocolatier | Adelaide

Pure hot chocolate.

256 Rundle St, Adelaide 


St Louis House of Fine Ice Cream & Desserts | Adelaide, Glenelg, Modbury, Nth Adelaide & Norwood

The kids recommend wholeheartedly the St Louis Hot Chocolate, which is their finest chocolate (dark or milk) heated and whipped with milk, topped with shavings of milk chocolate.  The other option is their regular hot chocolate – which comes with the rim of the cup dipped in melted chocolate as pictured below. This is one time when it is essential you lick your cup, and once you’re done, you may need to wipe off any chocolate smile on faces afterwards.

We also like their churros which comes with more melted chocolate for dipping. We’ll also sometimes order just a shot of the melted chocolate for a treat without the churros ie a tiny espresso glass or shot glass filled with warm melted milk chocolate.

Adelaide – 19 Gouger St  | Glenelg – 3/1 Colley Tce | Hyde Park – 185 King William Rd | Modbury – Level 1, Westfield Tea Tree Plaza, 976 North East Rd | North Adelaide – Shop 2-3,  20 O’Connell St | Norwood – 230 The Parade  

st louis regular hot chocolate

Have we missed any? If your favourite hot chocolate place is not mentioned above, either comment below or email us at and let us know. We’d love to check it out, you know, for research purposes…


This is not a sponsored post – all opinions are from the team at Play & Go – we just like hot chocolates and thought you’d like to know about them too.

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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