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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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“croissants” (41 reviews)
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8 Craft Village | Balnakeil, Durness IV27 4PT, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is heaven on earth! The chocolates are absolutely scrummy - so smooth and tasty. The hot chocolate is gorgeous - obviously very chocolatey but worth the sugar rush!! You must visit.

Thank Ronron07
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This whole place smells of chocolate - chocolate is everywhere! We had a chocolate croissant that was pure indulgence and my husband ended up with dark chocolate all over his face!! I had a hot chocolate and they drizzle thick chocolate all over the mug....More

Thank DavRos12
Reviewed 3 days ago

Really good coffee and food - ideal pit stop for lunch. The chocolate is superb, the staff friendly and the location, close to the stunning Balnakeil beach, ideal.

Thank MichaelEdinburgh
Reviewed 4 days ago

The hand-made chocolates are superb. Forget the supermarket boxes with seven sugary chocolate-pretenders! This is the real stuff! Hot-chocolate? This is the epitome of perfection. Indulge and be sated. Everything else pales into insignificance in the hot chocolate stakes. Not cheap, but worth it.

Thank Keith K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem, a short drive through Durness in a small craft village. The hot chocolate taster deal is a must! You get to sample 2 chocolates as well as the devilish hot chocolate! Its hard to choose, but any of the handmade...More

Thank Alastair M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely the best most heavenly hot chocolate ever, served in the most stunning setting imaginable.

Thank katega01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was so good went twice Hard to find place but suggest you seek it out Also sell their own chocolates Another one in Dornoch

Thank James A P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must if you are travelling via Durness. I have just completed the NC500 Tour and this place was a taste of luxury!

Thank Alison T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been meaning to go here for a while and took advantage of the lovely weather and went a run up west. I cannot at all fault the hot chocolate as it was amazing so hence the 4 stars but I wished I’d looked...More

1  Thank 837karen1980
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had to stop off here on our day trip. The chocolate is amazingly good and the place is well worth a visit. I particularly like the Espresso Dark Chocolate.

Thank kenneth351
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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
Kids, Child-friendly
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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