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Cocoa Mountain Balnakeil

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8 Craft Village | Balnakeil, Durness IV27 4PT, Scotland
+44 1971 511233
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09:00 - 18:00
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Bingley, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We only stopped here for a drink but they do serve the best hot chocolate. Not to be missed if you are in the area.

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Thank Glen H
Sutherland, Scotland
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The chocolates and hot chocolate is delicious but as some other reviewers have commented it is overpriced for what you are getting. The staff aren't very cheerful, but polite. It was very busy, got the feeling you were on a factory line rather than in for a quiet drink and a chocolate.

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Thank Gem109
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Whether you just have a yearning for chocolate or desire a rich hot cocoa, this is the place to stop for a quick chocolate fix. The chocolate is freshly made and rich. A sampling dish can be self- selected or larger amounts can be boxed up for later. The surrounding shops in this complex are interesting and diverse. It is... More 

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Thank JB4u2014
surrey
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

popped in after reading reviews, nice and warm, filled to rafters no tables free, lots of groups of people mainly cyclists seem to be nursing one or two cups of drinks, tables piled high with uncollected crockery, no one tried to fit us in anywhere and generally not a friendly atmosphere. shame.

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Thank triploverSurrey
Perth, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

For chocoholics everywhere this must surely be the centre of the universe! You can ponder the range of chocolate available over a monster hot chocolate. Excellent not to be missed

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Thank billanne11
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect day for a very yummy hot cocoa. Busy place for the tourist. They have a small selection of different chocolates to take with you as well.

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Thank Joanne G
Keighley
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Standard hot chocolate for both of us but it was simply stunning. Yes...it's not cheap but then quality never is

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Thank DAVID B
Calne, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Coffee and chocolate OK but no better than you can get in a good brand over the counter from any decent chocolate shop, but the prices are eye watering Given that the staff have all the personality of a dead badger it's not a place I'd rush to visit again. £6 for a mug of chocolate and 2 chocolates, or... More 

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Thank KermitF2
Bristol, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bought ginger and cocoa nib chicolate bars for taking home pressies, 4 bars £12! Three pieces of ginger per bar - won't be buying that again!

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Thank weekender79584
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited after reading all of the reviews. It is part of a craft village that really could do with a makeover- could be great attraction! Back to the cafe - hot chocolate was tasty but 2 cups were £8. Prices for chocolates also pretty steep.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 13
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 18:00
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Craft Village | Balnakeil, Durness IV27 4PT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Caithness and Sutherland  >  Durness
  • Phone Number: +44 1971 511233
Description
A happy place, where people come to relax and enjoy themselves - surrounded by stunning landscapes.We are a working artisan chocolatier, producing our completely unique range of truffles, chocolates, and chocolate shards, each day - in our cafe/shop and for our popular online store.In our cafe, we produce and serve our range of chocolates, we serve our famous 'best' Hot Chocolate, Mocha, coffees, teas, and...other treats. Walk inside and breathe in the aromas! We use the finest ingredients, often (as in our triple certified coffees), fair-trade and organic, but really, it's all about the taste - a little taste of heaven!

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