A chocolate lovers guide to Launceston

Boutique handmade chocolates, macarons and oozing brownie pans drizzled with Nutella and all the trimmings. Easter is upon us... a time for chocolate lovers to rejoice. 

For those with a sweet tooth and a craving that only chocolate can cure, here is our guide for Launceston Central City's must try destinations for your sugar fix. (You're welcome...)

A GUIDE TO LAUNCESTON CENTRAL CITY'S MUST TRY DESTINATIONS FOR YOUR CHOCOLATE FIX

CHARLIE'S DESSERT HOUSE

Brownie pans, chocolate fondue for two and warm chocolate cookie sundaes...

Every great city needs an establishment dedicated to the greatest meal of the day... dessert. 

Charlie's Dessert House has been catering to Launceston's sweet tooths since 2016 with a range of insta-worthy treats. Their menu is complimented by an ever changing range of daily specials so you can always be sure to try something new. Caramilk cheesecakes anyone?

OUR PICK:

FERRERO ROCHER brownie pan with hazelnuts, choc hazelnut ice cream, nutella drizzle

Charlies ROCKY ROAD CUPCAKES
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Charlies Salted Caramel

GOURLAY'S SWEET SHOP

Locally made sweets and chocolates produced in Launceston since 1896.

Located in the Quadrant Mall, Gourlay's is a Launceston institution. 

At Easter, you'll find the shelves stocked with beautifully decorated chocolate pralines, handmade Easter bunnies and unique hand painted eggs. If you're after a one of a kind easter gift, you'll find it here.

12 Quadrant Mall

OUR PICK:

Choose from a wide selection of unique hand painted chocolate eggs

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SABINA'S PETITE GATEAU

Upper St John's new dessert house and coffee shop.

Launceston has recently gotten a whole lot sweeter, with Sabina's Petite Gateau opening in Upper St John. 

Sample their ever changing selection of colourful and creative creations, with petite gateau changing daily, as well as chocolate brownies, macarons and chocolate bombs, plus one-of-a-kind cakes made to order for that special occasion.

139 St John Street

OUR PICK:

Try a beautifully decorated petite gateau

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COCOBEAN CHOCOLATE

A chic chocolate boutique in the heart of Launceston...

George Street is known for its boutique shopping, and Cocobean Chocolates is no exception. 

The perfect place to get a box of chocolates as beautiful as they are delicious, stop in for a hot chocolate as you try and decide which chocolates to sample. All chocolate is produced using traditional Swiss methods mixed with Tasmanian produce, like their rocky road Easter eggs with a difference filled with pistachio, strawberry and marshmallow.

82 George Street

OUR PICK:

Cocobean's famous Rocky Road Easter Eggs

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Cake O'Clock

Tiramisu, decadent chocolate brownies and layered cakes so pretty you could eat them...

You'll find many of Launceston's best kept secrets hidden up laneways, like Cake O'Clock, up Clayton's Lane in the Quadrant Mall. 

Pair one of their delicate cakes with tea or freshly squeezed juice and enjoy it in their bright and sunny loft space.

OUR PICK:

Cake O'clock's signature cream puffs - light and oh so delicious

Cake O Colock Brownie
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Mad Hatters Treats

A wonderland of lollies, sweets and chocolatey treats.

If variety is your desire then a trip to Mad Hatters Treats' lolly wall featuring over 174 varieties of sweets will have you in sugar heaven. 

Their Easter range includes a variety of gluten free, dairy free and vegan options, Pink Lady bunnies and eggs as well as novelty items like their Wizz Fizz eggs filled to the brim with popping candy.


168 Brisbane Street

Mad Hatters Treats lolly wall features over 174 varieties of sweets

OUR PICK:

Chocolate milkshake

Mad Hatter Wall
Mad Hatters Freckleberry
Mad Hatters

COLD ROCK ICE CREAMERY

3,000 different flavour combinations...

Chocolate and ice cream, a match made in dessert heaven. 

Cold Rock Ice Creamery has, well, ice cream, but did you know that they have a range of cakes for special occasions (you can even design your own), as well Easter egg cups filled with your choice of ice cream and mix ups for a limited time only. Hop to it!

124 Charles Street

OUR PICK:

Easter Egg Cups

Cold Rock Ice Cream Burrito
Cold Rock Cup
Cold Rock Cake

If you're craving the sweet stuff click here to browse all sweet and dessert destinations in Launceston Central City.

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