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Cocoa Mountain Balnakeil

8 Craft Village | Balnakeil, Durness IV27 4PT, Scotland
+44 1971 511233
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“truffles” (73 reviews)
“croissants” (40 reviews)
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09:00 - 18:00All hours
$$ - $$$
8 Craft Village | Balnakeil, Durness IV27 4PT, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have been here a couple of times after our walks this week, the coffee, chocolates, baguettes and hot chocolate are all superb. The only slight downside was a member of staff who doesn't have the best customer service skills. She was quite abrupt on...More

Thank sjc1919
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely little cafe off the main road, really friendly, helpful staff and of course delicious chocolate! The hot chocolate is highly recommended, very rich so the standard size will satisfy most people. Nice seating outside if the weather is kind too.

Thank George C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice to visit was recommended by a friend hot chocolte was amazing hand made chocolates were delicious

Thank 776Sandra
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

... Shouldn't be found this far off the beaten path. As someone that is a self-proclaimed Croissant connoisseur, these left me pleasantly surprised. I personally found the Hot Chocolate a bit too rich and bitter for my palate. But my family seemed adequately in love...More

Thank evan c
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Delicious chocolate, definitely not to be missed. Friendly staff and the hot chocolate is definitely worth all the calories!

Thank shelski830
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife had the Hot Chocolate, said to be the best around, whilst I went for a Flat White. This was the best coffee I'd had for a long time and my wife was not disappointed with the HC. Grabbed a couple of chocolates for...More

Thank beakenbauer
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Set in a lovely crafts village. Recommend to anyone, any age. Really friendly staff and tremendous countryside surrounding it.

Thank Libertyfei
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived here as part of the North Coast 500 road trip as it was highly recommended and my goodness it did not disappoint!! The staff were incredibly friendly and thankful for the custom! We got a deal of tea and chocs and hot chocolate with...More

Thank manderson2413
Reviewed 1 week ago

It has been four years since I was up in this amazing area on the north west coast of Scotland. I visited this place in August 2013 and wrote my review on trip advisor. Out of sheer curiosity, we decided to visit again after reading...More

Thank diarykeeper
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was so excited that you were opening in Dornoch and could not wait to go, as it is so much nearer me. Went this morning (Monday) and so disappointed. The hot chocolate was not hot and no-where near as chocolatey as the ones I...More

1  Thank tizliz5005
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
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
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
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
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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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