Nothing makes life a little sweeter than biting into a delicious chunk of chocolate with zero airfare to Switzerland required. Thankfully, the Mother City is home to a range of spots for chocoholics to get their much-needed chocolaty treat.
Here are 5 chocolate spots to check out the next time your sugary craving hits:
Honest Chocolate has to be at the top of the list as it’s the most obvious choice for Cape Town’s chocolate-loving community. Along with utilising old-school methods to make the tastiest chocolate, this Cape Town-based company keeps the environment and local communities in mind when acquiring their organically produced ingredients. This allows us to experience chocolate that is pure with a deliciously unique taste.
- Location: 64A Wale Street, Cape Town City Centre
- Contact: 076 765 8306
My Sugar is the perfect spot to nibble on beautifully crafted and delicious chocolate. A bright idea by chocolatier Kaylah Greenberg and chef Asher Isaacs, this chocolate destination has evolved into one of Cape Town’s sweetest treats. A combination of traditional techniques, innovation, artistry and fun all come together to provide chocolates that are delicious and uniquely crafted – just try their salty-sweet pretzel bark to see what we mean!
- Location: 3 La Rhone Building, 77 Regent Road, Sea Point
- Contact: 021 433 2335
De Villiers Chocolate
Located at the popular Spice Route is De Villiers, a nationally loved brand that was started in a garage by South African craft chocolate maker, Pieter De Villiers. The cocoa beans are ethically and personally sourced with the company and Pieter priding themselves on providing chocolate with a very special twist – extra love and care. While you can grab a De Villiers bar at your local supermarket, what makes their Paarl location so special is that you can pair it with some incredible wines – chocolate and wine pairing anyone?
- Location: Spice Route, Southern Paarl, Paarl
- Contact: 067 805 4515
Huguenot Fine Chocolates
Hugged by the rolling vineyards and majestic mountains of Franschhoek is Huguenot Fine Chocolates. What’s great about this spot is not only the views but the Belgian Qualified Chocolatiers. They really do offer the finest chocolates, with hand-crafted goodies made with authentic Belgian chocolate flown all the way from… well, Belgium. They also provide a chocolate experience where chocoholics can watch as these experienced chocolatiers craft a range of delicious chocolates – yum!
- Location: 1 Daniel Hugo Street, Franachhoek, 7690
- Contact: 021 876 4096
Chocolates by Tomes
Truffles, brownies, mousse, biscuits. You name it. Chocolates by Tomes makes it, with ingredients sourced from cocoa-rich Africa. They have two stores at the V&A Waterfront, but visit their website to shop and get a few recipes when you purchase one or many of their bars.
- Location: Shop 6198, Ground Level, Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre
- Contact: 021 905 7214