Chocolate Brown is a true chocolate lover’s destination. Situated in a beautifully renovated local building which previously housed a panel beaters & car sales yard, is testament to what can be done when your mind is set upon it.
The Chocolaterie specialises in handmade chocolates produced on site from the finest Belgium coverture, crafted using European methods & tons of Kiwi ingenuity.
Also on sale is a range of imported British sweets, Dutch liquorice and Handmade Fudge sure to bring back many a childhood memory or two.
The Caféteria’s Brunch & Lunch menu is the popular choice, and with a great selection to choose from the cabinet there is much for everyone. when you are here try the CB hashies and the house hot chocolate they are becoming a firm habit.
We had brunch here on a Friday morning and so enjoyed our experience! Amazing food, great service, great atmosphere and we ate on a deal which made it extra amazing value. We would definitely recommend and go back. Best cafe / chocolaterie around!
Had been to the chocolate shop before, and had wanted to try the cafe since then. It was a busy Saturday lunch time, and very cosy with the roaring fire – no wonder the only table left was near the door. I didn’t try the coffee but my friends seemed to enjoy theirs. I had Blackball sausages with hash cakes and beans – the sausages x2 were delicious, quite peppery and light (not fatty). The hash cakes were good, however the beans were ordinary and both could’ve been served hotter. Having said that it was b borderline, so I didn’t ask to have them heated up but I’m sure it wouldn’t have been a problem if I had. Friend’s French Toast was given the big thumbs up, and there were many other menu items I’d love to try on another visit (the lure of the excellent chocolate and sweet shop will ensure that!).
Been here several times now. The coffee can be truly excellent, but I’ve also been very disappointed on a few occasions. I guess it depends who makes it. Comes with a nice chocolate on the saucer which is always welcome. The outdoor dining area is nice and dogs are welcomed which is helpful, but the indoor area has the feel of a hospital cafeteria about it, and I always feel desperate to escape. The big breakfast is above average, however prices for the cabinet food are a little OTT for Warkworth. I haven’t been into the chocolate shop, but was given a free “creation” at Easter time and was very impressed. This cafe has the potential to be the best coffee house in Warkworth, if only they can be consistent.
We came on a rainy day, the warmth of the welcome as well as the fire made us feel fantastic. The food order was taken by staff who were so friendly and helpful. Our children’s food came out quickly and was delicious, there was even something in the cabinet that was perfect for the 11 month old baby. The food for the four adults was tasty, well presented and came out in good time. By this stage the older kids had finished and the t.v room was put to use. I then had a hot chocolate – the ‘house’ style – it was, without a doubt, the best hot chocolate I have ever had. I can no longer have them back in Wellington as they will be such a disappointment! We also bought some delicious chocolate from the superb shop – a five star experience. Thank you Chocolate Brown!
We found Chocolate Brown staff to be very friendly, the breakfast was perfectly cooked, everyone raved about the steak in the Kiwi Breakfast. There was 11 of us and everyone agreed the breakfast was lovely and the chocolates to die for, especially the fudge. Well recommended.
Chocolate Brown has raised the bar for cafe dining in Warkworth, starting with friendly staff, a great atmosphere and really good food. I have been many times with both friends for lunches, the kids for after sport hot chocolates and, even the occasional time out coffee by myself, and I have always enjoyed my experience there. The parking is really handy, and the fire blazing in the cafe has warmed me up, especially with all the rain and cold weather we have been having!! One of my favourite treats is the choco head and my kids love the House hot chocolates ( not to be confused with regular hot choc).
Lovin it!! Since Chocolate Brown opened in Warkworth we’ve had a great extra place to go, the best in town as far as I’m concerned. With an amazing dinner and dessert menu, incredible range of chocolates, and really friendly staff, its the town highlight! Thanks for an awesome experience!
My fiancé and I were after a nice place for dessert. Having enjoyed drinks at Chocolate Brown in the past, and visiting their store when in Queenstown, we were happy to take the drive from North Shore up to Warkworth.
Making a night of it, we had some of Chocolate Brown’s home crafted Hot Chocolate, which, when they tell you how it’s made, makes you crave it more. Following this we had a tasting platter recommended by Owner/Operator Steve. It was a very generous serving for two people and at a good price too. Showcasing a number of their fine desserts. After the wedding we will definitely come back for dinner.
The staff are friendly and the decor is nice, with a touch of rustic feel too. Well done!
Recently had breakfast there with my daughter, who loves this place(eats there every chance she gets!).
We had the Eggs Benny, one with ham & one with mushrooms, ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS, the best benny I have had for a while. Decor stylish, nice vibe, friendly staff, coffee could of been hotter but nice. Only ‘”low” point, we browsed & brought chocolates from next door after breakfast, and asked the shop assistant about what some of the British lollies were, she did not seem to have any product knowledge at all about them, chocolates also a little pricey.