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French Broad Chocolate Lounge

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10 S Pack Sq, Asheville, NC 28801-3521
+1 828-252-4181
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Perfect for hot chocolate and homemade shortbread cookies. Lines are long, but worth the wait. Yummy, yummy!

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Thank Laurie R
Raleigh, NC
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stood in line for nearly an hour only to get to the counter to be told they were out of all hot chocolate and liquid truffle flavors except for lavender and cardamom. That's right, no chocolate hot chocolate. At 3 pm. Not sure if it was poor management or what. My coffee was ok and my dessert--chocolate cake--was good.... More 

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Thank Pen4Traveln
Golden, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Second visit yes there are lines. Which is good because you need time to decide which item will tempt you he most. On a cold rainy day try a liquid truffle or hot chocolate. Excellent. Also great cookies. Maybe the best peanut butter cookie ever.

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Thank lucine9
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I came here while I was waiting for a table at Over Easy Cafe, so my partner and I just got a snack. We got two "jitterbugs" which are like chocolate caramel frappes, he got a brownie, and I got a shortbread cookie dipped in chocolate. The jitterbugs were ridiculously good. We get frappes like everywhere - we're addicted, we... More 

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Thank Sara R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious chocolate desserts! Only issue was the place is a bit cramped and needs more room/tables to accommodate customers as they grow in popularity. It was a blustery cold day when we visited and the line was asked to wait outside in the cold so as not to block tables. Brrr. Chocolate was excellent though.

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Thank Bethcornel
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are too many other places to try over this one. Crowded, dirty, the hot chocolate was cold and lacked flavor for how much you spend. Very disappointed :-(

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Thank Alett R
Leamington, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by to pick up dessert to take back to our hotel room at the Aloft and just loved this place! Many beautiful chocolate and non-chocolate desserts available to enjoy there or to take out. The chocolate cake and orange cranberry trifle were just delicious! Wish we could have gone back for more. French Broad chocolates and chocolate bars available... More 

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Thank H J
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best truffles I have ever had. And in the summer, they make a garden mint ice cream that is honestly beyond compare. Don't want to wait in a long line? Go to their take out door.

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Thank Brandi H
Conway, South Carolina
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone was really nice, but the chocolate is a little expensive and not great. It was worth a second to check out though.

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Thank Evan D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This little shop often has a line out the door but you don't wait too long and it is worth it. Fantastic selection of pastries, drinks and chocolates. A bit crowded inside but in decent weather the square and nearby park are great. A must-do; our family enjoyed this as much or more than anything else in Asheville.

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Thank Christopher S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 S Pack Sq, Asheville, NC 28801-3521
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-252-4181

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?