The picturesque village of Olinda in the Dandenongs has scored a sweet new addition in chocolaterie and cafe Only Mine. This is one for true dessert lovers as you can not only settle in for something sweet, but you can do so while watching the adjacent chocolate factory in action.
The bright cafe serves as a charming spot to showcase Jason Stockton and Anya Tran's handmade individual chocolates, which come in flavours like Himalayan salted lime, chai, and dried apple and cinnamon. Many are vegan and gluten-free, too.
Alongside those, the pair's dishing up an indulgent menu of desserts, like a caramel sticky date pudding and a build-you-own sundae offering. Choose your favourite ice cream flavour, then have it loaded up with caramel or chocolate sauce and a variety of other jazzy bits and pieces, like gluten-free brownie, caramel rocks, crushed cookies and vegan chocolate soil.
Coffee comes courtesy of Fitzroy's Industry Beans, but to really sate that sweet tooth look no further than Only Mine's signature hot chocolate. It's a luxurious blend of milk and dark chocolate that's brewed for 24 hours with milk and cream. If you need to burn off all that extra energy, the 1000 Steps is only a quick drive away.