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1657 Chocolate House

) #1 of 5 Dessert in Kendal #15 of 120 Places to Eat in Kendal ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Cafe, British
54 Branthwaite Brow, Kendal LA9 4TX, England
+44 1539 740702
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gateaux” (13 reviews)
“cakes” (49 reviews)
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Cafe, British
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
54 Branthwaite Brow, Kendal LA9 4TX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We pop in here often for coffee and cake, or just to buy home made chocolates for a present. Access can be a bit steep - this is a very old building, but worth it. A favourite haunt in winter for hot chocolate near the...More

Thank Cumpston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The choice in the quaint cafe is great, chocolate heaven, the gateaux was great and the hot chocolate choice amazing! I was disappointed by the shop though, I think the advertisement in the brochures ect are misleading, the chocolate of 120 choices I thought would...More

Thank taylor-anne91
Gavin L, Owner at 1657 Chocolate House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your recent review and sorry you were disappointed. Please note that we do not say in any literature that we make the chocolates by hand on the premises. The moulds we use are moulds used by many other chocolatiers and so look...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chocolate chocolate chocolate heaven. Love choice, great food we had filled rolls and hot chocolate mine was a highway man bloody lovely. Very clean great staff need to go back tomorrow for the cake

Thank fiamcg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was looking forward to having a soya or almond milk hot chocolate at this café, as we saw it on a late evening stroll whilst it was closed. But even though I took Almond milk with me the next day, they were unable to...More

Thank Tim R
255568, Owner at 1657 Chocolate House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your recent review and again we apologies for any inconvenience caused. We do wherever possible try to ensure you enjoy all aspects of our business and thank you for your comments about our staff being friendly and polite. However I feel disappointed...More

Reviewed 13 June 2017

We visited today, just an amazing experience, the hot chocolate drinks are to die for as is the food and chocolates, you must try them.

Thank andrewboulden
Reviewed 30 May 2017

An outstanding range of really excellent wonderful chocolates. Really quaint surroundings and very pleasant staff. A severe difficulty in access though for anyone who has mobility issues - guess to be expected in an ancient building - just send someone inside to buy your chocolate...More

Thank pbramham
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This is a must if you are in Kendal, we have been several times. The cakes are wonderful and a good choice of fillings/flavours.

Thank dragonmum
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We were waiting for our tire to be fixed - found this place, which (almost) made me glad we had the flat tire! We had a hot chocolate - no way to describe it except Excellent! And I'm pretty picky about my hot chocolate. Bought...More

Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

The staffs are very friendly and accommodating. There is a wide selections of chocolate products in the shop and tea room. I ordered the Kings Ransom cake and Kings Delight choco drink and I loved it! It was a fab tea! The taste was just...More

Thank Tiffany O
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Could not resist walking in to this shop when passing, great selection of chocolates forget the diet! After had to go upstairs for the lovely hot chocolate, so many different ones to choose from, will return.

Thank Michael S
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Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Branthwaite Brow, Kendal LA9 4TX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 740702
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