Earlier in 2018, New Farm Confectionery made a huge leap — moving out of the hole-in-the-wall New Farm store it had called home for the past three years, and out of the suburb as well. Setting up shop in Newstead, it started cooking up its sweet treats in bigger digs; however that was just the beginning of its revamp. Now, five months later, the confectionery wizards have opened up a new flagship store at the same site.
If you're looking for handmade, high-quality goodies such as honeycomb-laced chocolate bark, dark chocolate rocky road, lime and coconut brittle, fruit-flavoured caramels and decadent hot chocolates, just to name a few of the store's indulgent and delicious creations, you'll now need to head to Waterloo Street in Newstead. It's now open six days a week, serving up chocolate-filled goodness from 7am–5.30pm Tuesday to Friday and from 8am–4pm on Saturdays.
In addition to New Farm Confectionery's own cocoa-heavy wares — hot chocolates, milkshakes and plenty of edible slabs of choc deliciousness, too — it also now boasts coffee by Wolff Coffee Roasters, a range of baked goods made onsite, plus tea and craft sodas.
For those unacquainted with the confectionery shop, it was originally inspired by a trip to Paris by owner Jodie Neilson, who saw sweet bites to eat everywhere throughout the French city and wanted to offer the same luxury to Australians. Forget mass-produced, supermarket-variety lollies filled with additives — everything's free of artificial colours and flavours, and made on the premises in small batches. Think couverture chocolate honeycomb, marshmallows flavoured with real fruit and oil, and individually-wrapped salted caramels, to list some more of its wares.
Find New Farm Confectionery at 16 Waterloo Street, Newstead, or visit their website.