Cocobean Chocolate

It may be a petite, hole-in-the-wall style shop, but Cocobean Chocolate in Launceston has a big, burly reputation as the city’s own chocolate institution.

Locals and visitors alike get their chocolate fix from behind the counter of this boutique establishment located in the heart – or perhaps that should be stomach – of Launceston’s CBD!

Chocolatier Theresa Streefland’s vision is that people experience the decadent stuff on more than one level: Taste, aroma, texture, presentation and education. 
“Chocolate is more than confectionary,” she insists.

Cocobean uses only the finest ingredients, including couverture from Swiss company Felchlin, which has an outstanding reputation for supporting all people involved in the chain of cocoa production. Whatever the choice from Cocobean’s menu – hot chocolate, handmade truffles, chocolate mousse, chocolate taste plate, chocolate milkshake, chocolate ice-cream – the selection is guilt-free.

Cocobean is very much a family business, founded in 2008 by husband and wife team Rick and Theresa Streefland, who have involved their three adult children in its operation in some capacity over its history, whether serving in the café, making chocolates or crunching numbers.
Demand for the Cocobean product expanded so much that the on-site kitchen was outgrown in 2011. Chocolate is now manufactured at a larger, purpose-built kitchen in Kings Meadows. Cocobean is also distributed via the wholesale market and the continued success of this quality Tasmanian brand means you are likely to see Cocobean Chocolate boutiques popping up around the state.


82 George Street, Launceston, TAS 7250
p: 03 6331 7016
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Open: 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday
9.30am to 2.00pm Saturday