It’s that time of year; we’ve all been snacking on hot cross buns for months already, but it’s time to truly give in to the craving, the choco-licious temptation. Easter is right around the corner, and so are these hot spots in and around the Moreton Bay Region where you can spoil yourself. Whether you want a little something sweet, an all-out chocolate feast, or a healthy, chocolatey treat, this list has you covered.
If you’re after an Instagram-worthy chocolate fix, look no further than Blue Infusion. Their thick shakes are loaded with chocolate goodies, and taste just as amazing as they look. For a particularly chocolatey shake, order the Legendary Nutty Nutella, or if you’re feeling especially naughty, order the Mocha Belgian Waffles, they’re too good to be true.
Journey through the Pop-up Ice Cream Fair – dedicated to everything sweet, creamy and frozen – and set your taste buds dancing with a selection of gourmet desserts. The Pop-up Ice Cream Fair will feature a selection of ice cream and dessert vendors set up in an ice cream-themed area within Redcliffe Festival of Sails.
Snack on a classic Golden Gaytime ice cream wrapped in torched marshmallow or try some flash-frozen beads of ice cream, yoghurt and sherbet. You can also catch the runner-up contestants from MasterChef Australia 2017, the Ungermann brothers who will be creating their own unique ice cream flavours ready for you to try such as roasted garlic, lavender and honeycomb and salted caramel, bacon and pecan.
Every Friday and Saturday, the brand-new Bite Markets brings together over 40 Flavour Makers to form a multicultural food experience. Only 12 minutes from North Lakes, Bite is the perfect destination for a chocolate adventure for the whole family. From gelato to gourmet funnel cakes, brownies to popcorn, the chocolatey food stalls are endless. If you’re feeling a little adventurous, Chocolate and Coffee Heaven serves an Organic Lavender Dream Hot Chocolate that is a must-try. You can bet there’ll be Easter treats galore, so have a browse through their website to discover all the chocolatey possibilities.
Available this Easter long weekend, you can hop down to Mon Komo Hotel with your friend and family to sip on a delicious egg-spresso martini. Enjoy a chocolate bunny filled to the brim with your favourite drink, cream and sprinkles or get an Easter egg in a martini glass with a wafer straw to slurp your night away!
Escape the city for a more romantic Easter weekend when you head to the greener side of town, Samford. Set among rolling mountain ranges, hidden in the valley and only 40 minutes from Brisbane, is a little restaurant full of fresh food, tantalising flavours and a beautiful sunset deck for the ultimate dining experience. This Easter at Pause Restaurant you can treat yourself to a delicious crème brûlée, sorbet, ice cream or their very own speciality, the Pause Chocolate Symphony.
Treat your kids these Easter school holidays to a white hot chocolate special, served with cream and honeycomb! Closed Good Friday, but open from 5 pm on Easter Saturday, and from 12 pm - 3 pm for Easter Sunday lunch, and 5 pm to 8 pm Easter Sunday night, the Rustic Olive provides an authentic Italian dining experience now with a little hint of chocolate-y goodness!
Looking for more things to do and see? Pop into one of the region's Accredited Visitor Information Centres, the volunteers have a wealth of local knowledge.