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“Good Chocolate, Awkward Service”

Duc de Praslin Belgium
Ranked #1,335 of 2,266 Restaurants in Chiang Mai
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

CHOCOLATE:
Excellent truffles, but a bit expensive at 28 baht / piece. The dark chocolate truffle (ganache and coating were made from Ecuadorian cacao, as I recall) was delicious, as was the signature Duc de Praslin truffle.

SERVICE:
My friend ordered a coffee with two truffles, but was told that that "deal" meant the staff would choose the truffles for her. After some balking, he let my friend pick her own truffles, but it was a strange experience that was foreshadowed nowhere on their menu.

And unless you want to pay for the fancy packaging, don't get the bigger boxes of truffles because the per unit cost is actually higher than if you pick and buy several truffles individually.

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Reviewed 7 January 2014

I have been here specially at the chiang mai branch a few times-- especially come here as the chocolate is beautiful. As I write I'm in the cafe using their free wi if- the products are still lovely (iced chocolate 100bt and truffles 28baht each)--- a lot pricier than when I was here last! There is a branch also in central world bangkok and confirmed it is still there now. The service when I first came was amazing (2005) with two young ladies--- today the service is a minus 5! The boy is so cold and unfriendly- if the owner saw this he would be sacked immediately. Such s shame as I have lovely memories of this place-- but unfortunately it is not worth the trip now and frankly the place is more dead than any other place in Thailand- I don't imagine there are any customers coming here at all. Very sad and disappointed the owners have let this place stay so hidden and poorly run- the products are so good they should move this shop to thapae and make millions from it.

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Reviewed 13 February 2013

I live in Chiang Mai and love chocolate. After a year of looking here and in Bangkok and trying various chocolates in both places, I found Duc de Praslin Belgium here in Chiang Mai. It turned out to be the best chocolate I have found anywhere in Thailand. The company, as far as I can tell, only has two outlets, one in Chiang Mai and one in Bangkok and the chocolate itself is made in Bangkok. Not only do they have the more traditional chocolates, they have some special creations of their own. I recently tried the chili chocolate - hardly two flavors you would associate with each other - and found it delicious. They also make a descent cappuccino. In short, if you like chocolate, this is your place in Chiang Mai.

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