Koko Black presents itself as a chocolate shop, but a sneak down a tiny staircase and you’re in an underground cafe, lined with secretive booths to accommodate any open weeping that may occur in response to some delicious hot chocolates. Enjoy generous mugs of luxurious creations with flavours that are exotic but familiar at the same time. Order the cinnamon hot chocolate for a lovingly spicy kick or the dreamy Belgium if you’re a purist. Pair your drink with a carefully chosen chocolate or five and delight in a stylish interior cleverly crosshatched to hide your embarrassing chocolate appreciating face. Koko Black boasts a clean and professional ambience that manages to be intimate and private. The intensely talented staff will magic your orders into existence with the flick of their wrists. Get ready for tearful appreciation and copious “mmmm” sounds over a warm and satisfying drink.
Strand Arcade, 412-414 George St. 9231 0336. kokoblack.com/category/salon/sydney/
By Vamshika Bakshi