Chocoholics Guide to Canberra Centre

Chocoholics Guide to Canberra Centre

We’re curated a list of 13 retailers offering scrumptious chocolaty treats sure to satisfy the most decerning sweet tooth.
Published 04 July

Chocoholics rejoice! If a sugar hit is what you’re craving, you’ll find many deliciously decadent, chocolatey treats at Canberra Centre.  We’re curated a list of 13 retailers offering scrumptious treats sure to satisfy the most decerning sweet tooth, from delicious individual morsels to indulgent desserts. 

Location: Ground Level, near Sushi Sushi MAP 

Indulge in the legend of GODIVA's handcrafted Belgian chocolates, prepared with meticulous attention to detail since 1926. Their pralines and truffles have made their mark across the globe, earning them the title of official chocolatier to the Belgian Royal Court. Their innovative and refreshing recipes developed by five artisan chefs from around the world will surely delight your taste buds.

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Our Pick: Mixed Chocolate Soft Serve Ice Cream - Godiva’s world-famous soft serve needs to be top of your list!  Our favourite combines the perfect swirl of vanilla and milk chocolate creamy soft-serve icecream, with a delicious chocolate coated waffle cone, topped with melted chocolate drizzle, just incredible! 

2. Anita Gelato

Location: Ground Level, Bunda Street MAP

Anita Gelato offers boutique ice creams, 100% hand-made, and whatever your favourite flavor, Anita has you covered. You can pick from over 150 different kinds of frozen yogurt, sorbets, and organic sugar- free, fat-free, soy-based and real cream-based ice creams. Tempting toppings include fresh fruit, syrups, premium chocolate, and in particular, the jams, that still come straight from Mama Anita’s own kitchen. 

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Our Pick: Chocolate Almonds & Caramel -  Anita Gelato’s ultra creamy chocolate gelato with almonds and Caramel is a scrumptious treat, any chocoholic will adore!

3. Haigh’s Chocolates 

Location: Level 1, near David Jones MAP 

Haigh’s Chocolates is Australia’s oldest family-owned chocolate maker. Established in Adelaide in 1915 by Alfred E Haigh, the company is now in its fourth generation of Haigh family ownership. Haigh’s are committed to the art of premium quality chocolate making from raw cocoa beans.

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Our Pick: Haigh’s Chocolates Warndu Flavours - Following the successful releases in 2021 and 2022, the Haigh’s have released two new limited-edition blocks - Milk Chocolate with Riberry and Sandalwood Nut & Dark Chocolate with Pepper Leaf and Lemon Myrtle. The smoothness of the chocolate together with these carefully selected indigenous Australian ingredients makes for a perfect pairing.

4. Gelatissimo

Location: Level 1, near JB Hi Fi MAP  

Gelatissimo award-winning gelato is made fresh daily in store daily. With no artificial colours or flavours, it is a place that people of any age will enjoy! Gelato Cakes, Gelato Shakes, Coffee and Bambino Cones also available.

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Our Pick: Gelatissimo’s new Choc Speckle Ice-cream – perfect for the littlest family members they’ll adore this delicious chocolate gelato speckled with rainbow sprinkles and a rich chocolate swirl. 

5. L’Americano 

Location: Ground Level, Bunda Street, above Coco Republic Showroom MAP 

L’Americano is the perfect spot for a mid-shopping coffee break or a leisurely lunch. Discover the artisan food heritage of the Italian Riviera at the espresso bar, Campari Bar and modern Italian trattoria restaurant.

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Our Pick: The classic tiramisu – this one is crafted to perfection, with irresistible trifle layers of espresso, chocolate and mascarpone. 

6. Top Juice

Location: Ground Level, Near Coles MAP  

Top Juice focuses on putting deliciousness into healthy and convient options, to help you feel good throughout a busy day. Selecting the freshest vegetables and the most exotic and mouth- watering fruit from our local growers where possible, they create the delicious fruit salads, juices, smoothies and meals. 

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Our Pick: The range of chocolate dipped strawberries and other tropical fruit, which is perfect for a sweet mid-morning or afternoon snack. 

7. Kingpin

Location: Level 1, below Dendy MAP  

Awarded Canberra’s Favourite Entertainment Venue 2020, Kingpin is the perfect location to enjoy a range of entertainment activities alongside some delicious treats. With a delicious bar and food menu there are plenty of day and late night food options to choose from. 

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Our Pick: The Ferroro Rocher Pizza – Nutella, roasted hazelnuts, vanilla wafers, Ferrero Rocher, topped with vanilla ice-cream, we can’t think of a more perfect dessert pizza option to share with loved ones. 

8. Acai Brothers

Location: Ground Level, near Coles MAP  

Acai Brothers are renowned for creating delicious, healthy food options. Specialising in acai bowls, coffee, smoothies, raw treats, and their products are vegan friendly, gluten free friendly and refined sugar free.

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Our Pick: Choc Treat Yo-self bowl – deliciously chocolatey avai, choc buckinis, a choice of 3x fruits, Coyo organic yogurt, chocolate sauce, cacao nips and raw vegan treats to top it off, what a fantastic combo! 


Location: Ground Level, Bunda Street MAP  

Raku offers dishes designed to be shared with friends and family, and a sleek modern design. Raku combines the precision and artfulness of Japanese culinary history, with the vibrant energy of modern Australian dining. 

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Our Pick: Japanese Whisky chocolate fondant with sticky miso caramel – This delicate dessert is as pretty as a picture and is served with Nikka ‘from the barrel’ ice-cream, the perfect chocolate dessert to celebrate a special occasion. 

10. INKA

Location: Ground Level, Bunda Street MAP  

INKA offers dinners the world’s most cutting edge cuisine, Nikkei Cuisine, which combines the fusion of Japanese rescipes and traditions with Peruvian ingredients. INKA’s kitchen is run by Michellin Chef Michael Muir and offers dinners a unique dining experience. 

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Our Pick: Chocolate Fondant with Warm Miso Filling, dulcey Ice Cream – Gooey, full flavour chocolate fondant, the perfect gourmet dessert to finish a meal. 

11. Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co

Location: Ground Level, Bunda Street MAP  

The Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co. is a classic burger shack, serving the freshest, juiciest and mouth-watering burgers around. As with any great burger, it needs a supporting cast and in this case, their house-made frozen custards or “concretes” are the perfect dessert option. 

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Our Pick: Rich Brownie Ice cream – Rich and indulgent chocolate creamy custard icecream, with pieces of brownie cake and swirls of fudge sauce, a delightfully icy dessert!

12. Soul Origin

Location: Ground Level, Near Coles MAP  

Soul Origin serves food that’s good for the soul. They make it convenient and affordable to enjoy fresh nutritious food and exceptional coffee every day. With a broad offering of salads, rolls, paninis and sandwiches, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Guaranteed freshness with their extensive range of food made fresh on site daily, using quality ingredients.

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Our Pick: Nutella Brownie A chocoholic’s dream combination of a decadent brownie, paired perfectly with Nutella.    

13. La Belle Miette 

Location: Level 1, near Aesop MAP   

La Belle Miette is a macaron specialist patisserie. To complement their belles miettes, they also stock Australia's largest range of tea from Mariage Frères Paris.

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Our Pick: A mixed macaron box – the best way to order at La Belle is by selecting a mixed macaron box, to enjoy a selection of delicious flavours including rich chocolate to creamy hazelnut flavours.