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Cocoa Mountain Balnakeil

8 Craft Village | Balnakeil, Durness IV27 4PT, Scotland
+44 1971 511233
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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8 Craft Village | Balnakeil, Durness IV27 4PT, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Delighted to discover this place -open 7 days a week 11-4 even during the winter. Friendly and personable service from James who went out of his way to arrange a takeaway coffee for me at closing time.The chocolates are made onsite in the adjoining factory...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing hot chocolate which drips of chocolate all down the mug - was awesome. Just what I needed at the end of a long walk. Don't miss it.

Thank Sarah G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right at the top of Scotland the Hot Chocolate is to die for and the handmade chocolate is really good. Well worth a visit!

Thank WatsonIT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cocoa mountain wasn't at all what I expected! The hot chocolate wasn't hot or luxuriously sickly and chocolatey. The choice in the cafe was sparse (fair enough it's February but still- croissant or brownie really doesn't cut it) Having previously visited Oban Chocolate Company I...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Nice little coffee shop selling great drinks and cakes, with small hand crafted chocolates that taste wonderful! Well worth a stop off for a break

Thank darren1717
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We had a family stop over at Cocoa Mountain after a lovely walk on Balnakeil on 30 December. Hot chocolate, a latte and a mountain Mocha were all fabulous; gentleman serving was welcoming and efficient; and the chaser chocolates were perfectly crafted and well judged...More

Thank EddrachillesHotel
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

After hearing about Cocoa Mountain's fine reputation we decided we had to visit while touring the north of Scotland last summer. The location is a little bizarre and it the middle of the summer it was not easy to get a table. Whilst not the...More

Thank Martin D
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

We were curious to sample the "best chocolate in the world" and the visit did not disappoint. We had hot cholocate chasers with the ginger chocolate along with. Also got the organic white chocolate and mango +Orange vegan chocolate, both of which I carried as...More

Thank slkone
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Great to see a business like this thriving by serving high quality Chocolate, Coffee and Cakes. Everything was amazing and the Hot Chocolate was served in a way I would expect in a trendy London street but it really added to the whole experience. Don’t...More

1  Thank Craig M
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Whilst in the Northwest coast of Scotland we decided to visit Durness & CM. We were hugely disappointed with both Durness and CM. Whilst the approaching drive to here is stunning, Durness did not appear to have any welcoming redeeming features like many of the...More

Thank ABC123Wakefield
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Average prices
US$4 - US$14
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
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
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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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