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Cocoa Mountain Balnakeil

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8 Craft Village | Balnakeil, Durness IV27 4PT, Scotland
+44 1971 511233
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09:00 - 18:00
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We've had more then one person recommend cocoa mountain and it didn't disappoint! The hot chocolate was amazing! We also had a chocolate orange slice which was also very tasty

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Thank Jessica C
Altnaharra, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hot chocolate to die for and the hand made chocolates are divine. Safe to say that 'The Dragons Den' were so totally off the mark with their conclusions. This place is one of our regular visits when we have friends to stay. A must for chocolate lovers.

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Thank caroljackson501
Banff, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here many times whilst traveling the west coast, it's well worth a visit, for a snack and to buy their handmade chocolates.

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Thank Kevin D
Worksop, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hot chocolate was absolutely delicious, although it got too rich for me at the end as there was so much of it! Would highly recommend stopping off here, and add the truffles to your order because they look stunning! They welcomed our dog inside also which we were extremely grateful for. Brilliant service too!

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Thank Lucy S
Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here on a trip to Durness from our holiday Stonehouse in Ullapool. A fabulous cafe situated in old army barracks in Durness. Delicious chocolate drinks and chocolate gifts to purchase which we bought for presents. Beautiful chocolate and friendly girls serving.

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Thank 747MrsH
Leeds
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with my daughter on our Scottish road trip holiday in August 2016. I had heard about this place and as we were staying a night in Durness we thought we'd check it out. We bought a hot chocolate each and you got to choose 2 chocolates from a selection to go with it. Our drinks arrived in cups... More 

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Thank pugsley1982
Inverurie, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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kent England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 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 

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Neuss, Germany
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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 ....

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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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 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Drinks
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
Sunday
09:00 - 18:00
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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