Melbourne's Artisan Cacao Masters Mork Have Opened a Tiny New CBD Store
Roll past the laneway outpost for fine hot chocolates, a new range of plant-based drinks and dreamy sweet treats by sister project Söt.
Located in a former 1950s bakery in the heart of North Melbourne, Mörk's chocolate brewhouse serves up the city's very own real-life Willy Wonka situation. It's this workshop, cafe and store that the artisan cacao brand has called home for six years, both concocting and serving its much-loved range of fine drinking chocolates and other handmade sweet treats. Now, in the lead-up to Mörk's tenth birthday, it's opening the doors to a brand new second outpost — this time taking over an old lift shaft in a CBD laneway.
At just seven square metres, the new pint-sized digs in Equitable Place will work as another location to nab Mörk's signature hot — and chilled — chocolate drinks, take-home products and sweet treats, all for takeaway. It's also where you'll find the cult-favourite Swedish cinnamon buns from Söt by Mörk.
The new store's range of luxe drinking chocolate trips through varying degrees of cacao darkness, all ready to enjoy with your choice of regular, oat or coconut milk. Or, if you prefer coffee, the caffeinated lineup comes courtesy of a collaboration with Patricia Coffee Brewers. That famed Campfire Hot Chocolate also gets a spin here, with its theatrical show of smoke, chocolate and toasted marshmallow. The hole-in-the-wall is turning out a range of plant-based beverages, too, including a hazelnut and almond blend, and a Bounty-inspired fusion of caramelised coconut and sea salt.
And should your sweet tooth need a little extra lovin', there is of course a cabinet full of goodies from the Söt line — gooey twice-baked chocolate cake, florentines finished with Rooftop Honey, miniature pistachio bundts loaded with yuzu chocolate ganache, and the wicked dark chocolate brownie, to name a few.
Find Mörk's new store at 20 Equitable Place, Melbourne CBD — open 8am–3pm weekdays.
Images: Kristoffer Paulsen
Published on September 10, 2021 by Libby Curran