Festival of Chocolate

The smooth Festival of Chocolate in the Rocks line-up is here

By Kathrine Holland July 21, 2017
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The smooth Festival of Chocolate in The Rocks is on Sat 12 & Sun 13 August 2017 with it's hottest line up yet of innovative desserts and interactive features

The smooth Festival of Chocolate in The Rocks, Sydney is Australia’s biggest two-day celebration of sweet indulgences on Sat 12 & Sun 13 August 2017.

From rich, dark bean-to-bar chocolate made by hand to mouth-watering macaroons, silky smooth gelato, doughnuts filled with Nutella and profiteroles hand piped with velvety chocolate custard the smooth Festival of Chocolate will bring your dessert-craving dreams to life!


This year’s line-up includes amazing offerings from:

First Fleet Park

Black Star Pastry

Mel Meli - Greek Donuts (Loukoumades)

Zumbo Ski Lodge (GF options)

Gourmet Gozleme and Choc-lava

Serendipity Ice Cream (Vegan options)

Dos Churros 

Sofrito Paella

Take a Sweet Holiday

Cafe Opera by InterContinental Sydney

Parisi - Choc Coated Fruits

My Donut Box

Gelato Messina


George Street (Road closure in place)

Jess' Sweet Treats

Oh Fudge!

SR Cakes #CakesBySharruni

Lush Berries

Brooklyn Boy Bagels 

Italian Gingerbread and Nougat 

Sonoma Bakery 


Piazza D'oro Espresso 


Lower Promenade (Opposite Museum of of Contemporary Art)

Milky Lane Bondi 

Pimp My Chimney

The Original Choco-wrap

Gelato Brioche

N2 Extreme Gelato


Circular Quay Way

Gelato Messina Truck

Fristz's Weiners Caravan

 Piazza D'oro Espresso 

Yummy Dutch Pancakes

Domuts - Donuts for Dogs

Arabian Sweets - Nutella and Ashta Lady Fingers

Crumble Top

Donut Papi (GF options)

Coconuts, Corn, Choc Dipped Fruit

Flavour Joint (Nepalese Dumplings/Chocolate and Lemon Pies)

Desserts with Lynda

Cloud 9 Desserts - Waffles

Loukoumadakia - greek doughnuts

Keski Pan - Mexican Patisserie

Greek Street Sweet Stop

Chocolate Chips on a Stick

The Vogue Cafe - Freakshakes

Surly's American BBQ 

That Arancini Guy 

Zeppoli Italian Donuts (GF & Vegan options) 

Black Star Pastry - Strawberry/Watermelon Soft Serve

Loaded Cronut Fries

Salt + Pepper Squid/Chips


Chocolatiers' Quarters (Cargo Hall, Overseas Passenger Terminal)

Junee Chocolates

The Baci Experience

Jasper + Myrtle Chocolates

Chocolate Tea

Dickins' Delights

Little Zebra Chocolates (Vegan, Nut free factory) 

Little Zebra Food Co (Vegan, Nut free factory)

PureMelt Chocolate Byron Bay (Vegan, Gluten free options, 100% Organic)


The Dessert House 

Cacaoette (GF options)

Alfamores - Alfajores

Chocolates 5018 - Wine Matching Chocolate

Redhouse Chocolates (Gluten free)

Jeff De Bruges (vegan and GF options)

Sydney Chocolate 

Destiny Haven (100% profits of chocolate sales go to Destiny Haven, a rehabilitation centre for women with life controlling illnesses where chocolatier and pastry skills are taught as a part of the program)


Playfair Street - upper precinct

Annie Makes Cakes


Chronicles of Crepes

Brooklyn Boy Bagels



Argyle Street/Jack Mundy Place 

Paleteria - hand made gelato popsicles, hand rolled in toppings

Passiontree Velvet Patisserie

80raw20paleo - Vegan, Gluten free desserts

Parisi Choc Dipped Fruit

Fresh Lemonade

Loaded Cronut Fries

Oregano Scrolls

Danieli Skewers and Cannoli

FoodBYuS - Birgittas Brownies (Vegan and GF options)

FoodByUs - Le Macaron Boutique (Gluten Free macarons)

Sir Braxton Chocolate Bar - Freakshakes

Phillipe's Foote BBQ

Hero Sushi

Dare Juice 

Dare Gozleme - Traditional savoury and Sweet Gozleme

Special Features:

The Lindt Lounge – Create your personalised Lindt Excellence Bar, try Lindt Waffles on a Stick or compete to win a $10,000 Australian Chocolate Diamond Ring created by BB Jewellers

Located on: Tallowoladah Place (lawn in front of Museum of Contemporary Art)

Mr Black Espresso Martini Bar

Featuring delicious Mr Black Espresso Martinis and the specially brewed "smooth Chocolate Ale" created by Endeavour Beer

Located on: Tallowoladah Place (lawn in front of Museum of Contemporary Art)

The smooth Star’s Stage – meet and take a photo with Melissa Doyle, Richard Wilkins, Cameron Daddo

Located at: First Fleet Park

smoothfm Relaxation Station

Relax and indulge with the smooth Angels all day at the smoothfm Relaxation Station. Sit down, relax and meet the smoothfm announcers*, snap a pic and upload it to Instagram with #smoothfm for a free souvenier picture and Lindor Ball. 

*subject to availability

Located: Overseas Passenger Terminal Forecourt

The Callebaut Test Kitchen..built by Knebel Kitchens

See demonstrations by the industry's most skilled such as Callebaut Ambassador & Australia's Queen of Chocolate Kirsten Tibballs, The Rock's very own Jean Michel Raynaud and Riccardo Falcone, award winning Jodie Van Der Velden and Vegan dessert princess Sina Klugg from Nutie Donuts. Audience members get to try the food and you may even win a great prize!

Located: Overseas Passenger Terminal Forecourt

A Taste of The Rocks - Wth more than 50 cafes, restaurants and shops it's easy to find a place in The Rocks where you'll be able to spoil yourself and your apetite. Drop by Bligh & Barney Reserve for a taste of a handpicked selection of what The Rocks has to offer.

Located at: Bligh & Barney Reserve

“Bone Shaker” by Dean Gibson Watch acclaimed pastry chef Dean Gibson create and assemble the world’s first moving chocolate sculpture made with over 100 kilos of Callebaut chocolate. Proudly sponsored by TAFE NSW and Callebaut professional Belgian chocolate

Located in: The Chocolatiers’ Quarters, Cargo Hall, Overseas Passenger Terminal

The Baci Chocolatier’s Quarters

Experience highly skilled, artisan chocolatiers. Proudly sponsored by Baci Perugina

Located at: Cargo Hall, Overseas Passenger Terminal

The Baci Experience

Get up, close with chef Jason Ludwig as he demonstrates how Baci, Italy's much loved chocolate is made from raw materials. Over 20,000 Baci Perugina chocolates will be sampled and you can purchase to take home too! 

Location: The Baci Chocolatiers' Quarters, Cargo Hall, Overseas Passenger Terminal

The Cellarmasters Touring Cellar Door

Enjoy a splash of quality wine as the Cellarmasters Touring Cellar Door makes it's first stop at the smooth Festival of Chocolate in The Rocks! Over 18's only

Located at: The Overseas Passenger Terminal Forecourt

Essential Info:

Sat 12 & Sun 13 August 2017

10am – 6pm Daily

Location: The Rocks

Best way to get there? Circular Quay train, ferry and bus station is right on our doorstep so catch a train, ferry or bus to the festival for a fuss free experience.

Keep up to date: Make sure you're following our Instagram and Facebook and listening to smoothfm 95.3 and smoothfm 91.5 for 2017 smooth Festival of Chocolate dates and announcements.