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Cocoa Mountain Balnakeil

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8 Craft Village | Balnakeil, Durness IV27 4PT, Scotland
+44 1971 511233
09:00 - 18:00
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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spotted the sign just beside the spar in Durness.. after a little detour we manage to find this little goldmine. We wasn't disappointed, the coffee was amazing and the choice of chocolate was to die for. The lady behind the counter was really knowledgeable about the product and was full of information about the area. It's defo worth a visit.... More 

Thank MrsClaireL
kent England
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended a visit to cocoa mountain on our visit to Durness. Although there was one the road sign to show the direction it was in it was quite tricky to find and initially we drove past its location. Business is situated in a little Industrial Estate which actually looks a little run down from the roadside and just... More 

Thank silveryo
Neuss, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I didnt find this place very friendly and the drink was cold.!!! I wouldnt be hurrying back ! A bit of a dissappointment and reminded me of a Starbucks in London which served cold coffee without embarrássment ....

2 Thank David A
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

A couple of blogs I'd read had mentioned Cocoa Mountain and we reached the sign for it just as our sugar cravings peaked. We satisfied them by having the cocoa chaser- a hot chocolate and two handmade chocolates all of which were delicious. We were the only people in the place, but it being the first week in January we... More 

Thank MissKlj
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Fabulous chocolate shop & gift shop. It should be the law that you have to try the hot chocolate!!! Chocolates to die for!

Thank LynneAB A
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Based in an old military camp, now a craft village, Cocoa mountain is well worth a visit. It has fine chocolate treats and sweets and the hot chocolate drinks are wonderful. It is a bit pricey but no more so than you would expect to pay in a city center chocolatier. Staff were all helpful and friendly especially the cat... More 

Thank 0-Norrie-0
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

A lot of choice of hand made chocolate for example with ginger, one of my favourite. Hot chocolate and many more.

Thank bialy78
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Pleasant place with very good flat white coffee. Nice deck to sit on. Cakes. Pastries and of course chocolate. A nice place to have a break during our walk round the local beach.

Thank billobe1
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We were blessed with a fantastic warm, sunny and cloudless day when we arrived on our travels round the north coast. We purposefully sought this quaint little place out, made famous by an appearance on Dragon's Den (so my niece told me). Had a gorgeous hot chocolate drink and a snack (limited menu mainly caters for cake, crisps, chocolate and... More 

Thank Elaine W
Georgia Coast, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The place was packed with a tour-bus-load of people, but we went through the line quickly. The giant mug of hot chocolate was just as their photos depicted, and was delicious. Don't miss this place!

Thank NewAdventurer2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
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
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
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
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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