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Cocoa Mountain Balnakeil

8 Craft Village | Balnakeil, Durness IV27 4PT, Scotland
+44 1971 511233
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“truffle” (80 reviews)
“croissants” (45 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 18:00 Hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
8 Craft Village | Balnakeil, Durness IV27 4PT, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

New location this year but still the best hot chocolate in the northwest! Enjoy. I'm doing Slimming World and after a week up here I put on 2.5lb. I blame this for a small amount of that. But it was worth it 😉

Thank Jebidiah-69
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went here after seeing an advert in local magazine and being a chocolate lover, I could not miss this!!! What a treat it was!!!. The hot chocolate is made from real chocolate and takes hot chocolate to another level.....devine!!! We only had a regular...More

Thank ipw51
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just off the beaten track at Durness is cocoa mountain, decent customer service, clean facilities, hot choc nothing special but the chocs were yummy. Worth a visit if in the area, £9 for 2 x hot drinks and 4 chocs.

Thank Pcbasil
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Omg just go ...we had a mocha chaser ...not a large ..lol...it comes with two chocolates of your choice...wonderful ...and to me the price is well worth it .I think it was £5.95 it is a treat anyway ...it is very rich so be warned...More

Thank Petra M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Totally unexpected treasure house of chocolate! Surely the best hot chocolate drinks in the world. Fine top-class production that really does export world-wide. You could not fail to be impressed by a visit to this extraordinary establishment and its enterprising staff.

Thank simonsarum
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It advertises that it has the best hot chocolate and to be honest it didn’t disappoint!! We were stopping nearby and came in for breakfast on a Sunday morning. As well as the hot chocolate, the other highlight was Mia the cat 🖤

Thank HMF20120915
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited for afternoon tea/lunch one day whilst staying in Durness on our way around the NC500. We thought the whole of the Craft Village didn't really belong in this part of Scotland, but we enjoyed the tasty chocolates (they have a wide variety) and...More

Thank Dessie N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to cocoa mountain 2 years ago and had a fantastic hot chocolate, the drink was thick and milky, melted chocolate was running around the rim of the cup and flooded the saucer, it was so good people were licking their saucers. NOT NOW...More

1  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit if you like chocolate. There's mountains of it, you'll come out on a high if you indulge.

Thank Csider65
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love really good chocolate - and this is REALLY good chocolate. As good,possibly better,than hotel chocolat. Staff seemed slightly harrassed and we found the coffee a bit weak (ask for an extra shot as we did in their branch in Dornoch 2 days later)....More

Thank cherylndave
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$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
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
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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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