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Ganache Chocolate

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$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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245 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9650 8388
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun 09:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 20:00
Fri 08:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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105 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to drop in during visit to CBD to take a break. Retail sales of chocolates plus sit down drinks and cake in a relaxing area

Thank Katlady8
Hamburg, Germany
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85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

+ the café interior is ok, quite unique + the service is nice - the quality is not good and in our chocolate mousse cake was a hair - the chocolate shake was white chocolate but in the menu is was not mentioned "white chocolate - the chai latte was not tasty - for that quality was it very expensive

Thank Xinchen17
Melbourne, Australia
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124 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mum and I stopped in here for a coffee and a quick bite to eat. Mum's coffee were perfect (mum's a little fussy), the mushroom quiche was delicious but the stand out for me was the hazelnut hot chocolate. Both wait staff recommended it and it did not disappoint. I'll definitely have another one next time I'm in the... More 

Thank Meandering_HeatherM
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Deluxe cake serviced with friendly altitudes. Smoking area outside facing the street. A good place to have a rest when finished shopping.

Thank David Y
Noosa Heads, Queensland, Australia
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch after shopping. Hubby and I had mushroom quiche yum, hot chocolate hubby said will go back for another before we leave. I had the iced coffee delicious, kids had iced chocolate and vanilla milkshake they both loved it. Will go back.

Thank Jacqueline M
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Delicious place, amazing treats, just dangerous for people that love chocolate in general. I bought a bunch of my christmas presents here!

Thank Sabrina G
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123 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Every time I visit Melbourne I never miss this place for a hot chocolate. Nothing should taste that good.

Thank bigkahoona6
ganache245, Manager at Ganache Chocolate, responded to this review

Thank for your kind review! We pride ourselves on our delicious hot chocolates and it means so much to us that you adore them too. We are very glad that you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to welcome you back to one of our chocolate lounges soon! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This is like a chocolate lovers heaven. Great coffee - had a cappuccino that was topped with real chocolate. Service was great and friendly. Coffee came with complimentary biscuit which is always a winner.

Thank Piggy P
ganache245, Manager at Ganache Chocolate, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks so much for your generous review. We are so glad you had a good experience with us and look forward to welcoming you back any time! More 

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640 reviews
375 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

What a great place.. smells of choccy and the they are heaven.Its a bit of a competition between Haighs, Lindt and this one. But you need to try them all to compare.

Thank RufusBrisbane
ganache245, Manager at Ganache Chocolate, responded to this review

Hi Rufus, thanks for visiting us and for your review. The smells in our lounge are delicious, we agree! We hope you visit us again in the future and look forward to welcoming you More 

Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazing hot chocolate the best I have ever had! Which says a lot as I am extremely fussy and a huge chocoholic. We were staying across the road at the novotel so I came in every day for my fix. They have lovely individual chocolates and deserts. Highly recommend this place. Lovely friendly staff I only wish they were... More 

Thank Louise S
ganache245, Manager at Ganache Chocolate, responded to this review

Hi Louise, thanks so much for your review. Glad you had such a good experience with us, and we look forward welcoming you back whenever you are in Melbourne again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9650 8388
Gânache Chocolate offers a unique European chocolate experience for those looking for that something special in Melbourne.Both stores (South Yarra and Collins St) boast stunning displays of beautifully handcrafted pralines made with the finest couverture chocolate as well as an extensive product range including decadent chocolate bars, gift wrapped chocolate figures and speciality hot chocolate.The Gânache Patisserie section showcases Arno’s superb macarons and delicious French style patisserie.All chocolates and patisserie are created with passion by Master Chocolatier Arno Backes and his team of Pastry chefs and Chocolatiers, in the kitchens above the chocolate lounge in South Yarra.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighbourhood Profile
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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