Our Story

Hahndorf's Story

Inspired and educated by German chocolatiers Manfred and Erica Kolberg, Hahndorf’s opened their first store in late 2001. North Balwyn, 7 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD, was selected as the perfect location.

The North Balwyn store was the first in Melbourne to offer a café style chocolate shop producing chocolate so that customers could relax, enjoy a coffee, hot chocolate, milkshake and cakes while sampling the chocolates.

Over time Hahndorf’s have stuck to their initial concept and increased production and the range to suit our customers’ tastes.

Due to the increase in demand from customers, Hahndorf’s opened a second factory in 2004, at the base of the Dandenong Ranges just outside Melbourne, to produce over 80 products that make up the Hahndorf’s range.

Today, customers are welcome to visit any of the stores to see and enjoy the ever changing chocolate creations on offer.

Hahndorf's Stores

As a result of the success of the initial store, further shops opened across Melbourne and Geelong offering the same handmade truffles, chocolates, chocolate boxes & hampers to eager customers.

Select your nearest store to find out more