Sip a Rich Hot Chocolate at York Cocoa House
Steeped in nostalgia, this magical little place will delight your taste buds and have you oo-ing and aa-ing from the moment you bite into one of their delicious hand-made creations. Try the orange marmalade truffles. The Foodie Travel Guide
Step into Chocolate Nostalgia
You almost expect to see Juliet Binoche standing behind the counter at York Cocoa House straight out of a scene from the film Chocolat. We can’t guarantee she will be in but owner Sophie and her friendly team will invite you to taste their delicious hand-made chocolates. Try unusual flavours such as stilton and biscuit or their exquisite rose-flavoured chocolates. With its old fashioned till, wooden beams, apothecary jars filled to the brim with chocolates of every kind and chocolate memorabilia displayed on the walls, this place is a shrine to all things chocolatey.
Warm Up in The Chocolate Café
On a cold winter’s day, go inside for one of their comforting hot chocolate drinks. If you need an extra kick of sugar, try their luxury hot chocolate which comes topped with marshmallows and fresh cream. Order a slice of cake on the side and you may just need to have a lie-down afterwards. There are savoury dishes on the menu too such as York Chocolate Stout & Wensleydale Rarebit.
Browse The Chocolate Library
The café houses a large collection of chocolate recipe books, stories and literature about York’s inspiring chocolate industry. Sit down and have a browse while your children make chocolate lollipops.
Go to Chocolate School
Learn how to work with chocolate by taking part in one of their Chocolate Workshops. Create your own chocolate bar or make chocolate truffles. If you want to become a serious chocolate connoisseur, sign up for their 15 module Chocolate Masterclass programme which can be taken over the course of a week.
- Walk the York Chocolate Trail which York Cocoa House owner Sophie was instrumental in setting up
- Find out more about York’s chocolate history by visiting York’s Chocolate Story
- If you’re in London, sign up for one of their popular workshops at The Chocolate Show in October
- Need a chocolate gift? Get ideas from our guide to 60 of the Best Gifts For Chocolate Lovers
Mr Hendricks says, “Please check with York Cocoa House directly”.
How to Find York Cocoa House
York Cocoa House Chocolate Emporium, Blake St, York, North Yorkshire YO1 8QJ
York Cocoa House
York Cocoa House
- Eat chocolate creations
- Browse the chocolate library
- Shop for chocolate
- Take part in a chocolate workshop
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