Treat yourself – for goodness sake
When stores as delectable as Pana Chocolate move in to a precinct, you know the place has style.
At the top end of Church Street, close to your boutique accommodation at 381 Cremorne, this inviting little shop will be the perfect pause in an afternoon of pleasant browsing among the laneways and interesting galleries. Very chic, very elegant, and very enticing.
Of course you can get a good coffee because what’s better than coffee to go with a little mouthful of delectable chocolate?
This is the first dedicated Pana Chocolate store in Melbourne. There’s one in Alexandria in New South Wales, and you’ll find satellite shops in Yarraville and Collingwood, but this is the real deal.
They’ll tell you what’s not in it first (no gluten, no dairy, no soy), but just as important, it’s what’s in it that will make you smile. Chocolate, as we know, is high in vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants, for starters. Add in dark agave nectar and organic cinnamon – you get the picture.
The name is that of the man whose dream this is: Pana Barbouris. Like so much of the food being prepared and sold in this precinct, it’s about making good things in a sustainable way, so you know the cocoa beans that go into these bars and individual chocolates have come from a good place.
Yes, you can buy online, and yes, they have gift vouchers. But for goodness sake, treat yourself to a delicacy from Pane. It’s guaranteed to make you smile.
Pana Chocolate is at 491 Church Street, and is open from 10am-5pm weekdays, Sat 10am-4pm, and Sun 11am-3pm.