ganache 250 toorak road south yarra

The master chocolatier from Koko Black has defected to South Yarra to open his own chocolate store and cafe, Ganache Chocolate Lounge. The cafe tables and leather sofa make a cosy retreat from the South Yarra shopping strips and the selection of handmade chocolates and gelatos are a nice alternative to a restaurant dessert.


For summer I recommend the strawberry and chocolate chip gelato, dusted with chocolate flakes ($3.50). For the colder climes, the hot chocolate ($6) made with 60% dark chocolate and the chocolate mousse cake were both soothing and rich. We also took home a bar of distinctively creamy dark chocolate with almonds ($6.90), which we devoured over more episodes of Mad Men.