Koko Black Chocolate Como Centre
The chocolatier's flagship store features a praline counter and dedicated chocolate bar, pouring Belgian hot chocolates and decadent signature drinks.
If you've got zero resolve when faced with a room full of dreamy, artisanal chocolates, consider this South Yarra store dangerous territory. The new Como Centre flagship space for Victorian-born choccy brand Koko Black is simply brimming with smooth, cocoa-charged temptation.
Decked out with Australian timber and a slew of custom-made lighting and furniture pieces, it's a lofty, light-filled space that's also home to a new concept for the chocolatier — the first-ever Koko Chocolate Bar, pouring a range of Belgian hot chocolates ($&), St Ali coffee and other signature drinks. A summery range of iced sips includes the espresso and salted caramel chill ($9), blending espresso, milk, ice cream and Koko Black's house-made salted caramel sauce, then finished with whipped cream. House-made ice creams, rich milkshakes and a selection of desserts are also up for grabs.
Elsewhere in the store, you'll find a dedicated praline counter showing off Koko Black's collection of over 42 delicate, hand-crafted pralines. One wall makes a feature piece of more than 700 colourful chocolate blocks, in a huge range of 25 different varieties, while collections of other signature Koko Black goodies are showcased artfully on timber shelves and tables throughout the store.
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