Rousseau Chocolatier
Rousseau Chocolatier
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Speciality & Gift ShopsCoffee Shops
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Everything is handmade fresh on-site by Julien Rousseau who has been a chocolatier and pastry chef for two decades. Originally from the South of France, his career has led him to work for numerous high end Chocolatiers and boutique hotels in England, Scotland, Canada and France before establishing in Halifax early May 2014. Rousseau Chocolatier specializes in: Handmade Chocolates, French Macarons, Gourmet Brownies and Artisan Chocolate Bars. Espresso and Dairy bar
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PavlaPavla
Chrudim, Czech Republic7,121 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
This chocolate and macaron shop was across the street from the Westin Hotel where we stayed during our stay in Halifax. Because I like chocolate (who doesn't :-) ), we went there. The selection here was quite large, the chocolates had many flavors. You could also sit here and have hot chocolate, coffee or tea. All the chocolates we bought here were delicious.
Written July 26, 2023
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Thanks for your lovely review! We hope you enjoyed your stay in Halifax and it's nice to hear that you were able to stop into our shop during your visit! All the best!
Written November 1, 2023
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Nancy S
Indianapolis, IN44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
We have eaten some of the best chocolate that Europe has to offer never dreaming that we would find chocolate perfection on a cruise stopping in Nova Scotia!

Having done my research, we disembarked with map in hand, searching for Rousseau.
As it were, by the time we stopped in a small coffee cafe to ask directions, we were unknowingly just across the street from our destination.

After sampling a heavenly dark chocolate with a lemon curd like filling, we were hooked.
We left with boxes of chocolate, chocolate bars, jars of caramel sauce, and macarons.
They also make a truly decadent hot chocolate.

Prices are in CD. Take credit cards. Let the bank do the exchange.
Check their website. We plan to order for the Holidays.
Written October 23, 2017
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maritime_girl1979
Halifax, NS1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Friends
If you enjoy chocolate even a little bit you MUST stop in to Rousseau! The macaron are even better than the ones I had while in Paris!!! The chocolates are not only beautiful but the taste is truly wonderful - something to savour with every bite! Nathalie is incredibly kind and you can tell when someone's heart is invested in what they do.

You will definitely want to go back again and again!
Written August 25, 2014
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Sabmor
Ottawa, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Family
You can taste the quality of the ingredients in all of the products available at Rousseau Chocolatier. Locally sourced ingredients, when possible, these treats are all made on-site. You absolutely have to try their rich house hot chocolate, all the salted caramel chocolates, and my personal favourite: the lemon ganache and dark chocolate. They also offer french macarons which are such a delicate pleasure and come in traditional flavours like berries or lemon and more exotic ones like coconut or banana rum. Simply said, if you are in Halifax and looking to treat someone or treat yourself, you won't regret visiting this shop!
Written July 10, 2014
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Mullen89
London, UK213 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Maybe I have overly high standards since I have been to Belgium and Switzerland but I found these chocolates to be pretty average and so did my boyfriend. They look amazing and the place is very cool and industrial looking inside but the chocolates just didn’t cut it for me. Especially for the price, I also think the hot chocolate has been over hyped. Like I said, I probably have very high standards when it comes to chocolate as I have had some exceptional experiences but this place didn’t come close for me unfortunately. And for $20 for a couple of hot drinks and some tiny chocolates the place just doesn’t cut it for me. In a way I’m kind of glad because I would be spending a lot of money here if the chocolates were out of this world, so thank you for being mediocre and expensive I guess. Not a combination to make me a returning customer.
Written July 9, 2019
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Many thanks for your feedback, we appreciate any and all constructive criticism as it is key for any business to achieve a higher standard. We hope that you will consider coming back to try one of our many 25+ chocolate bonbons varieties for a chance that another flavour might delight your senses!
Written September 6, 2019
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Maayan Harel
Halifax, Canada1,020 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Arrived for their famous hot chocolate and was not disappointed ! we also tried their wonderful chocolate mousse and a few of their chocolate confections. Everything was really good and we'll be happy to return !
Written October 22, 2018
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Stephsea
Bridgeport, CT364 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
You can purchase incredible, freshly made macaroons at this elegant shop. I have had their macaroons a few times now, most recently I tried the passion fruit macaroon. It was amazing!
Written May 21, 2018
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aguptill
Nova Scotia43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Family
Not yet visited Russeau chocolatier but will be for many gifts and personal purchases. My nephew gave me a beautifully wrapped box of their hand made chocolates and they Are in my opinion the best chocolateS I have ever eaten! Beautifully presented in the taste and texture is out of this world!
Written March 13, 2018
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mvallis
Vancouver, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Business
Rousseau makes high quality chocolate. It tastes great, and they have a wide selection that changes with the seasons. I always do an order at Christmas and even got an advent calendar this year! That's right, they ship anywhere in Canada. Now I can get a little taste of home without having to fly. Worth checking them out in store especially but online as well. Their packing is secure and I haven't had anything break. Plus they do personal touches like a hard written thank you.
Written November 17, 2016
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dgg123
Halifax, Canada1,399 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016
Really do like this place it is a real Chocolate Lovers Dream come true. The place smells Devine and the service is great. So much to chose from and tastes so good. We got a box of Chocolates and Box of macaroons a wonderful treat. Coffee and hot chocolate for warmer weather and something to tempt everyones tastebuds.
Written August 10, 2016
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