Chocolate Mill
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Chocolate Mill

Address: 5451 Midland Highway, Mount Franklin, Victoria 3461

Phone: 03 5476 4208  |  Fax: 03 5407 1226  


Located seven kilometres north of Daylesford, Chocolate Mill is in a straw-bale building, designed and built by the original owners. Nicki and Adrian Straton took over the business in January 2014 and are excited to expand further and develop the iconic Chocolate Mill. No changes to the fantastic chocolate, only enhancements.

The Chocolate Mill pride themselves on being there for the serious chocoholic where fresh chocolate is made the old fashioned European way, before mass production took over. The idea is to create something from scratch, the way things used to be made, from the building construction to the way they make their chocolates and run the business.

By using natural ingredients and quality European chocolate and staying away from palm oil, preservatives and additives the Chocolate Mill can focus on quality and personal customer service with strong product knowledge. The Chocolate Mill make and sell the product exclusively on-site to over 2000 customers per week, melting down over a tonne of chocolate per month, imported from Belgium.

The Chocolate Mill Hot Chocolate Cafe serves award-winning hot chocolates, locally sourced espresso coffee, cakes, tarts (try the salted caramel with Belgian Chocolate ganache with double cream) plus light refreshments (wraps) drinks and ice-cream sundaes to die for.

The Chocolate Mill have appeared on Getaway, Post-Cards, Coxy's Big Break and have also appeared in Epicure and the Herald Sun many times. The Chocolate Mill also won an RACV small business award and was voted number 11 in Victoria's Top 101 Best Tourism Experiences in 2010. The Chocolate Mill also won the Herald Sun Best Hot Chocolate in 2010.

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Cancellation and booking policy

Please refer to the website for booking information for groups.

Local directions

Directions from Melbourne: Take the Western Highway travelling in the direction of Ballarat. Take the Daylesford/Ballan exit and turn right to drive in the Daylesford direction. Once reaching Daylesford turn right at the 2nd roundabout and at the Farmer's Arms Hotel crossroads, turn left, which is the Midland Hwy (A300) heading towards Castlemaine. You are now only 7 mins (8kms) away. Travel past Frog Hollow accommodation and the Hepburn turnoff and look out for the 500 metre VicRoads sign for the lefthand turnoff and our sign at the end of our driveway. The journey from Melbourne takes a total of 1.5 hours drive, with an hour on the highway before exiting. Travelling the Calder Freeway take the Malmsbury Exit, tracel through Malmsbury and turn left at the Daylesford/Malmsbury Rd until you reach a T Junction. Turn right here onto the Midland Hwy direction Castlemaine. We are 5 minutes on the left before Mount Franklin.


  • Café
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Access without assistance for the disabled
  • Toilet facilities for the disabled
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Public toilet
  • Shaded area
  • Sheltered area


  • Birdwatching

Opening hours

Closed during February. Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Open New Years Day and Mondays of Victorian long weekend holidays.

Disabled access

Contact operator for further details.

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