Cape Town chocolatiers are one of the standout features of The Mother City, and numerous top sweet spots cater for serious chocoholics.
According to the 2021 Global Confectionery Market Growth Survey, the confectionery market stood at 187.14 billion earlier in 2021, and is expected to keep on registering healthy growth in the near future. The confectionery market includes everything from chocolate to gums, sugar confectionery and snack bars.
Of course it’s a no-brainer that chocolate is the most popular category!
Top Cape Town chocolatiers guide
Nik de Wolf van Koojii started her Belgian chocolate-making company on her farm in Tulbagh. After the business became popular, she decided to move into town to make her delicious chocolate delights more accessible. She offers exquisite, handcrafted chocolates with excellent coffee, hot chocolate, and teas. The chocolates are made on the premises, so you can watch how it’s done.
Info: 17 Church Street Tulbagh, Tel: +27 (0)23 230 0673.
Chocolate by Tomes
Expect to find truffles, brownies, mousse, and biscuits amongst many other confectioneries at Chocolate by Tomes. Customers are spoilt for choice with ingredients sourced from our very own cocoa-rich continent, goodie-filled hampers, chocolate couverture for making desserts, and baking recipes on the Chocolates by Tomes website.
Honest Chocolate’s artisanal products are made from cacao beans ethically farmed in Ecuador and Tanzania. They can be bought at several stores around the city, and include slabs and bonbons of various flavours, a delicious spread, and hot chocolate. Their café in the CBD offers a menu full of mouth-watering treats. They also have their retail store at the Woodstock Exchange that offers bonbon workshops and chocolate tastings.
Info: Honest Chocolate Café, 64A Wale Street, CBD, +27 76 765 8306, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.honestchocolate.co.za
The bean-to-bar chocolate shop that offers handcrafted chocolates on-site. These include chocolate bars, chocolate-covered nuts and fruit, truffles, pralines, and wholesale bulk chocolate. Tasting tours of the factory, as well as chocolate-making courses are also on offer.
Lindt Chocolate Studio
The Lindt Chocolate Studio is located at the V&A Waterfront, in addition to the studio offering Chocolate-Tasting classes, and classes that pair their cocoa product with various items – from coffee to wine, chocolate lovers can also expect an incredible range of delectable chocolates such as the locally designed new limited-edition LINDT HELLO chocolate slab.
Allow your tastebuds to experience the Cape Town-inspired Lindt HELLO Caramel Brownie which features one of the 7 wonders of the world, Table Mountain, and the city’s colourful and picturesque skyline nestled between one of the most popular hiking trails, Lion’s Head.
Info: V&A Waterfront 2, Silo 2, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, Tel: +27 21 831 0360, https://chocolatestudio.co.za/
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