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Reviewed 20 May 2021

I was looking forward to this place since i arrived in Cape Town. To my disappointment i was not even greeted when i arrived. I was left at the counter with 2 ladies working with there back to me. One turned around and asked can...i help and showed me to the other lady standing behind the counter not one of them took us to a table or even greeted us properly. When we choose a table there was a discussion behind the counter about us. VERY VERY bad serviceMore

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 21 March 2021

I love this place. I like the garden to sit and chill with -reading an book in the sun- almost feels very Mediterranean and an oasis of peace and calmness -although the place can be packed and you might not be lucky to have an...seat if you are too late- . I like there chocolate as well (the honey pastry is so good) and also there ice coffees are very nice as well, the chocolate milk is way to strong flavoured but for the rest I like the place, its good when you want to meet your hipster friend or want to chill if you are around the centre, but it feels tucken away and perhaps even is an hidden spot which I must recommend.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 15 November 2020

Disappointing products with disappointing service. Drinks lacked presentation to say the least, ordered desserts that never came but which i was billed for. Unfortunately cannot recommend.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 29 January 2020

The "special" aspect of this shop is in the sourcing of ingredients used to create their "chocolate" riches. Read the menu to find simple, straightforward, and made on site sweets that I returned to again and again while in country. The shop attendants are completely...delightful, and while the espresso is good (more than great), you really won't care as you enjoy the wholesome delights of real cacao. Bonus ... the "secret" garden seating offers an off-the-street, outdoor retreat while the attached Gin bar offers "cures" for many of life's ailments. :-)More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 30 December 2019 via mobile

Cosy cafe, good coffee and great chocolate. Friendly staff and a nice vibe. I enjoyed a delicious chocolate brownie. I don’t usually like dark chocolate but the hot chocolate was nice.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 19 December 2019 via mobile

Where looking for a chocolate cake for my wife , which prefers it moist. Host explained it was moist, to the contrary. Everything else just OK.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 21 November 2019

Do not expect much - just come for the taste. They have a small room with tiny tables in the main "hall" and a cute, cozy patio in the back. Good coffee, good chocolate (especially the drinking chocolate). My only grievance is that the selection...of chocolates/truffles for sale is fairly limited, and they are expensive.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 10 November 2019

it is really small. but the hidden mini terrasse in the back in very calm and nice the espresso and cappucino are excellent and try the truffes! and the pastries! delicious!

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 19 October 2019

This cafe has a great vibe and we applaud the owner’s choice of ethical and locally sourced ingredients. We had a hot chocolate, an iced chocolate and two truffles. In our opinion all offerings would benefit from further refinement to take them to the level...we have experienced in other chocolate cafes around the world.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 18 September 2019

Went to this place on a friend's recommendation and it turned out to be better then what was told to me. Coffee, hot chocolate and desserts were too good and service was excellent. Whenever in Cape Town I would certainly visit this place.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Honest Chocolate Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4