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1657 Chocolate House

54 Branthwaite Brow, Kendal LA9 4TX, England
+44 1539 740702
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gateaux” (13 reviews)
“cakes” (52 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British
$$ - $$$
54 Branthwaite Brow, Kendal LA9 4TX, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Called in for a quick drink, my wife and me both had a hot chocolate we thought it would be rude not to lol. Best we've ever had, there's a great choice , I fancied about 5 different one's but finally decided on the orange,...More

Thank mickmand
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visit Kendal just once per year. The 1657 is our first and favourite stop. Great choice of flavoured chocolate drinks; lovely cakes; and of course finished off with a trip downstairs to the chocolate shop! Just wish we lived closer.

Thank David95
Reviewed 6 days ago

Remarkable old building with a chocolate shop downstairs and then cafe/ice cream/cake place upstairs. Friendly staff, yummy broccoli cheese soup and bread, and amazing hot cocoa. Various varieties of hot chocolate and lots of choices for dessert. Definitely recommend stoppying by for a bite to...More

Thank EarthNatureGirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing cakes, hot chocolate and coffee a very quaint building on 3 floors the shop being at the bottom and the other two for chocolate and cake well worth a visit

Thank outrunmal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The coffee shop is upstairs and the chocolate shop is downstairs , this is a very old building so there is small steps up and it is low ceilings but this adds to the character. Not all of seating so can get busy , helpful...More

Thank dawnmichelle16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of flavours of hot chocolate and very traditional and cute inside. Would have liked a little more hot coco late and it to be hotter. Otherwise it is a nice afternoon stop.

Thank Ourvi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wandering around Kendal, we fell over this little place of heaven. Downstairs, a fab array of chocolates which are amazing if a little expensive. Ground floor is a cafe with an upstairs snug. The hot choc menu is outstanding. Never seen so many variations to...More

Thank 3151ace
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with my mum, dad and brother on a rainy day, me and my mum especially hoping for a warm drink of hot chocolate and cake. My mum has a milk intolerance so when it came to ordering we asked the waitress if they...More

Thank Ava M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to have a hot chocolate with a variety of flavours available. Friendly staff. Would definitely recommend.

Thank fetchseek
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For Chocoholics its worth a visit, Gorgeous selection of different hot chocolate drinks and then a vast selection of chocolates to buy in the little shop.

Thank jkulka
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  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Drinks
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Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Branthwaite Brow, Kendal LA9 4TX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 740702
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