Eat & Drink

Satisfy your sweet tooth in the Hunter Valley

If you have a sweet tooth, then we have the guide for you! With our handpicked guide to the sweet stuff in the Hunter Valley.

Cocoa Nib

Each of Cocoa Nib's chocolate creations looks as good as it tastes, which is no mean feat. It's hard to stop yourself from eating one after another of the bonbons, but we also love the blocks and bark for when you need more of that chocolatey goodness. You'll find the Cocoa Nib store in the grounds of Keith Tulloch Wine, and its treats at a handful of wineries doing chocolate and wine tastings.
Where: 989 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin

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Donarch Fine Chocolate

Donarch Fine Chocolate treats look too pretty to eat, but we don't have that much restraint. Indulge in a huge range of chocolate goodies at its two stores in the valley – the little morsels in its gift boxes are outstanding.
Where: 49 Maize St, Tenambit | 99 Northcote St, Kurri Kurri

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Gigi & Chix Bonbon

The brainchild of Angela Joy, Gigi & Chix Bonbon is a French-inspired patisserie in Pokolbin. Head in for brunch or simply a few of its sweet treats (like mille-feuille, eclairs, tarts, and croissants), or go for the luxury high tea experience.
Where: Shop 3/2090 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

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Hunter Valley Chocolate Company

Hunter Valley Chocolate Company has been making chocolate for over 20 years, so you know the team is well-practiced at concocting delicious, quality chocolate treats. With fudge, bark, bars, blocks, brittle, and more, Hunter Valley Chocolate Company has an option for every taste bud.
Where: 2320 Broke Rd, Pokolbin | Peterson House, 2457 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop

While Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop is certainly a mecca for cheese lovers, but people with a sweet tooth will be happy too, with the company producing delicious gelato. The team can create over 200 flavours, with dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan options available.
Where: 2188 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

The Icky Sticky Patisserie

If beautifully-constructed pastries, devilishly-good tasting cakes and a quality cup of coffee are your thing, then you need to take a drive to Lorn and visit The Icky Sticky Patisserie. With creations like croissants, danishes, and tarts, you'll leave wanting to come back and try everything on the menu.
Where: 2/27 Belmore Rd, Lorn

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Jane & Mae

The array of pastries, tarts, and cakes on offer at Jane & Mae, made fresh each morning, is enough to have you planning a return visit before you’ve even walked out with your treat. Everything looks too pretty to eat – making her creations look immaculate is one of pastry chef and co-owner Claudia's favourite parts of the job.
Where: 303 High St, Maitland

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Lady Blackbird Sourdough and Bakery

For the last few years, Carolyn McIntyre – AKA Lady Blackbird – has been bringing happiness to the people of our region in the form of bread, pies, pastries, and baked goods. We particularly love the danishes and brownies, but even those with a sweet tooth shouldn't miss the sourdough.
Where: 414 High St, Maitland

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Niche on High

While we love the savoury grab and go food at Niche on High, the range of homemade cakes and sweet treats is delicious. The lineup changes regularly, so keep popping back in to try different cakes and yummy delights paired with your coffee.
Where: 214 High St, Maitland

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Pokolbin Chocolate Company

Located in Pokolbin Village on Broke Road, right next door to Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop, Pokolbin Chocolate Company offers Belgian chocolates, fudge, truffles, rocky road, and more. It's a chocolate lover's dream!
Where: 2188 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

Sabor Dessert Bar

After a day of wine tasting, Sabor Dessert Bar is a sweet little side step for those who love to indulge in decadent cakes, pastries, and chocolates. If you want the full Sabor Dessert Bar experience, order one of the showstoppers like the Green Apple Royale or the Flaming Choc Caramel Brownie.
Where: 2342 Broke Rd, Pokolbin