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Cocoa Mountain Balnakeil

8 Craft Village | Balnakeil, Durness IV27 4PT, Scotland
+44 1971 511233
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“truffle” (80 reviews)
“croissants” (48 reviews)
Opens in 26 min
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
8 Craft Village | Balnakeil, Durness IV27 4PT, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After a day of getting soaked and driving lots..... was it the best ? I think so, very Choctastic and comforting. Quiet given the time of year, glad we managed to get in though as I’m sure they were closing up for the day.

Thank Ains01
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

With so many places along the North 500 route closed, full marks for staying open. The hot chocolate is amazing and yes I'd have liked more choice of cakes or scones but the chocolate croissant was amazing - see the photo.

Thank 557stewartb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like hot chocolate drinks & cakes this is the place for you. Choc bars for sale as well. Look out for the signs.

Thank Jan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here quite a few times and even though the hot chocolate is amazing I usually get a flat white. It's the only place in Durness I know of that makes espresso coffee. And it is delicious. My fave chocolate is the white one with...More

Thank carina1122
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place to finish a walk on the beautiful beach of Durness. Lovely snacks but most importantly the hot chocolate is delicious with a great selection of chocolate treats to sample. They also of course serve teas and coffees.

Thank catherg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finding Cocoa Mountain was one of the highlights of our road/camping trip in Scotland. Both myself and my daughter are dedicated chocolate lovers, and their hot chocolate surpassed all the hot chocolates we have ever savoured. Moreover, my husband is on a very restrictive diet,...More

Thank leonie437
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great coffee (rare this far north) gorgeous chocolate. Can’t understand anyone complaining about WiFi problems or limitations given the location. Good luck and continued good fortune to this enterprise on the edge

Thank dougM1962
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

According to my NC 500 guidebook and several websites, this is a must for chocoholics, so I was really looking forward to my visit. However, the drinks that we had were ok, but average, there was a disappointingly limited selection of food and the service...More

1  Thank Chris D
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

The wind and rain are awful but the welcome warm. Food inviting and tasty and coffees very nice. Lots of choice of chocolates and bags and bars of chocolate

Thank sheena l
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We stayed in Durness for a week and visited Cocoa Mountain three times; which should pretty much tell you all you need to know! The Hot Chocolate is deliciously chocolaty full of extra surprises - the chocolate topping, the rich sauce at the bottom and...More

Thank Harrierman
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 4 - USD 13
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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
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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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