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Mad about Chocolate

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204 Armistead Avenue, Just a Block From the College of William & Mary and Colonial Williamsburg's Merchants Square, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3654
+1 757-645-2995
10:00 - 19:00
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff who cares about their product. All confections made in-house with a Belgian chocolate base. Great flavors, especially in the salted caramel mini tart and the raspberry mini tart. I love the edible glitter on some of the pieces. The griffin bar was fantastic, and the bourbon-vanilla ice cream was a bold way to hit the spot on a... More 

Thank JennyEric L
Mike R, Owner at Mad about Chocolate, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are so happy you enjoyed your visit to MAD and loved all the yummy desserts we prepare from scratch every day. We bake happiness and we thank you for spreading the word! More 

Herndon, Virginia, United States
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a block away from the College of William and Mary and Merchants Square lies a magical place. Mad About Chocolate is all about the chocolate (more about that later), but it's also a great spot for lunch where you can enjoy lite fare (think chicken or tuna salad served with local microgreens), croissant sandwiches, and a killer Tillamook cheddar... More 

Thank Fred K
Mike R, Owner at Mad about Chocolate, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting MAD about Chocolate and we are so pleased you enjoyed the lunch menu and of course...the CHOCOLATE! We strive to not just make great chocolate, but to make happiness. Hope to see you again on your next visit to the 'Burg! More 

Bainbridge Island, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There items are pricy but it's all high quality and worth every bite. Griffin Bars and cookies are outstanding. They made a special order of truffles for us and were delicious, especially the nutella ones.

Thank BIRS_Mom
Mike R, Owner at Mad about Chocolate, responded to this review

Thank you - we are delighted to make every bite of chocolate one that brings happiness!! More 

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Ran in as last stop before heading home. I was looking for great fudge to bring home as a gift. My dad pet sat for me while away. He loves fudge and anything chocolate. He was excited for the gifts.. However, a week later, I noticed some of the treats were still in the box.. Maybe just a bad time... More 

Mike R, Owner at Mad about Chocolate, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by MAD about chocolate. We are not a fudge shop, so sorry if we disappointed on that front. We specialize in great chocolate baked goodies such as our double MAD brownies and gooey chocolate chip cookies! We also make hand made confections and have specialty items for each season...lots of great items coming for Easter! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Super good chocolate. Plenty of great gluten free chocolate items. Owner was super nice and the chocolate was SUPER rich. Blew my socks off. Great stop!!

Thank Dan W
Mike R, Owner at Mad about Chocolate, responded to this review

Thank you Dan! We're happy you stopped in to MAD about chocolate and thrilled you loved our chocolate! Hope to see you soon as we bring in more spring chocolate items:) More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

As someone who has tried to work with mad about chocolate for catering needs, they are pretty disorganized. I have often found that they have no idea what I'm talking about when I come in with coupons that they issued, but they always honor it anyway so that's nice. You can't drink the hot chocolate all yourself, you have to... More 

Thank knnewman
Mike R, Owner at Mad about Chocolate, responded to this review

We are glad you agree MAD about Chocolate is chocolate heaven! Thank you for your kind words about our chocolate goodies and hot chocolate and about our friendly service staff. Please contact us directly by phone at the cafe at 757-645-2995 and ask to speak to the owner, so we can handle all your catering needs effectively. We aim to... More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Yes, the most wonderful cookies, tarts, candies, and other fabulous chocolate (and non-chocolate) morsels, but a great place for food, as well. The items for lunch and dinner are all fantastic and satisfy the hunger cravings more than you expect. The quiche choices with a side salad make a great lunch, as does the creamy mac-and-cheese with broccoli. As a... More 

Thank Thom B
Mike R, Owner at Mad about Chocolate, responded to this review

Thank you Thom! We appreciate your kind words as we strive to make everything we make delicious. We're mad@ our customers! More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Went here once...would not return. Very pricey, service was slow, and food was very average. I'm a confirmed chocoholic, but did not find myself mad about their chocolate desserts.

Thank eileenshafer
Mike R, Owner at Mad about Chocolate, responded to this review

We love our chocoholic customers! Sounds like you came to MAD a long time ago...it's time to come back and try our delicious light fare for lunch and our amazing Griffin bar and double MAD brownie...you'll fall in love! More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

This restaurant changed management in the recent past, but there hasn't been a significant downturn. The new staff and owner are very helpful and friendly and accommodating. I planned a surprise birthday party here and they reserved us a table and baked us a cake, which was a delicious, rich almost brownie-like cake. We had lunch and dessert for about... More 

Thank Adam T
Mike R, Owner at Mad about Chocolate, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We glad we were able to make the birthday party special and always strive to bake the best chocolate desserts in the Burg! More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

WOW, throw the diet out the window!!! The oatmeal raisin cookies (yes, not chocolate) are out of this world!!! The assortment of cookies is amazing, among other chocolate morsels... Prices are a bit high, but well worth the treat!

Thank HungryViking2016
Mike R, Owner at Mad about Chocolate, responded to this review

Thank you! We are happy you enjoyed the cookies and our other chocolate treats. We may charge a tad more but that's due to making everything from scratch with pure, fresh ingredients...no preservatives, fillers or cheap stuff....real eggs, butter and the BEST chocolate. We hope you agree that's why they taste so gooood! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$15
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 Armistead Avenue, Just a Block From the College of William & Mary and Colonial Williamsburg's Merchants Square, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3654
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-645-2995
MAD about Chocolate is a delicious chocolate cafe in the heart of historic Williamsburg, Virginia. Renowned for generous and gooey cookies, Double MAD brownies, the W&M Tribe cookie, Golly Polly Doodles and and other amazing chocolate confections, MAD also offers lunch, drinking chocolate, home-made ice cream, double-brewed coffee, beer and wine. MAD about Chocolate is open 6 days a week for your chocolate consumption pleasure. All can be enjoyed in the art-filled cafe, our pretty pet-friendly patio or taken to go! We don't just make chocolate. We make happiness.

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