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Fran's Chocolates

1325 1st Ave, Downtown Seattle, Seattle, WA 98101
+1 206-682-0168
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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“salted caramels” (29 reviews)
“truffle” (33 reviews)
“marzipan” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 6:00 PMAll hours
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1325 1st Ave, Downtown Seattle, Seattle, WA 98101
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1 - 10 of 243 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Their chocolates are delicious and i just wanted four almond gold bars in a box. While one of the women serving tried to accomodate my simple request, the other one (store manager) said that they only come in a box of six. I think that...More

Thank One5tepAhead
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I go to Fran's during my yearly trips to Seattle, and it's always a highlight. Their caramel/sea salt chocolates are not to be missed. The boutique is upscale, but the service is unpretentious and friendly. They have truffles, too, and bars; it's kind of hard...More

Thank Hsteinmiller
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Very polite staff made it easy to create a large order of gift bag sized treats for our business guests. Ordered easily and everything was ready when promised. The boxes looked great and were each decorated with the ribbon color I chose. The chocolate selection...More

Thank Bridget H
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This is a beautiful chocolate shop adjacent to the Four Seasons in Seattle. The specialty is salted caramel candy and the staff are more than happy to let customers sample their delicious wares! Throughout the store are 1/2 bottles of Port wine, which the store...More

Thank orientsailor
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Fran's is a must stop when in Seattle - the gold bars are to die for. The staff is knowledgeable and pleasant.

Thank PDXTravelingGirl
Reviewed 8 October 2017

They have a nice selection of milk and dark chocolate caramels and truffles. Everything beautifully presented and the service is very friendly.

Thank Ken V
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful chocolate shop! I purchased an assortment of truffles and salted carmels. They were heavenly!

Thank Farmgirl11032062
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

They have this great picture on the wall. It's a picture of a girl all made out of chocolates! The truffles they sell are spendy ($2.25 each), but they're so good. They also sell drinking chocolate! :) And samples are given.

Thank Sarah_SQ6334SQ
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

On 1st this small shop has a great selection of truffles. The salted Carmel are tiny squares however they have tons of flavour. Several gift box options to choose from. High end prices for this specialty item.

Thank NormLWat
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Died and went to heaven. yes, I am a chocoholic and I couldn't leave Seattle without finding this place as it came highly recommended. It was my birthday and the nice gentleman gave me a few free sample of ginger covered in dark chocolate. It's...More

Thank sammied3000
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1325 1st Ave, Downtown Seattle, Seattle, WA 98101
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-682-0168
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Description
Fran Bigelow's passion for chocolates began with her first taste of French confections in 1969. The rich and delicate flavors captivated her senses unlike anything she had experienced. In 1982, she opened Fran's Patisserie and Chocolate Specialties in Seattle, finding special satisfaction in sharing the pure joy of chocolates with her customers. Her pursuit of perfection led to intense, exquisite confections and earned Fran's a following that has never stopped frowning and has expanded to international recognition. Devotion to furthering the art of chocolate is reflected in every recipe and method, and each confection is made in small batches with meticulous care and skill. Dedicated to partnering with producers who have strong ethical, social, and environmental standards, Fran's proudly creates handcrafted, artisan confections using Fairtrade and Organic ingredients.
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