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Hot Chocolates

Café, Dessert, Bakery, Ice Cream
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368 5th Street, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 1K1, Canada
+1 250-338-8211
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert
Description: Hot Chocolates creates true artisan chocolates, each one hand dipped and...
Hot Chocolates creates true artisan chocolates, each one hand dipped and unique.We have a large selection of truffles, fudge and barks, all handmade instore from premium ingredients. You will aslo find a large array of No Sugar Added products, hot & cold drinks, candies and fresh gelato & sorbetto, made onsite.
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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Seemingly-expensive treat store

I visited the store but didn't buy anything - a visiting friend did buy chocolates which were admittedly very good if not a tad expensive. $2 a piece. The store sells bread and pastries - the only quality bakery in Courtenay AFAIK, of course the chocolate and confectionery business, a coffee... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Planet Insectia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I visited the store but didn't buy anything - a visiting friend did buy chocolates which were admittedly very good if not a tad expensive. $2 a piece. The store sells bread and pastries - the only quality bakery in Courtenay AFAIK, of course the chocolate and confectionery business, a coffee bar, and a section selling various oils and vinegars.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

after having a piece of lemon meringue pie in this coffee shop, i had abdominal pain for hours . im sure that cake was not fresh anymore. the chocolate and truffles way too expensive. i bought 5 truffles. honestly, taste like in every chocolate shop in vancouver. nothing is out of this world or to die for. i don't get... More 

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hotchocmedia, Manager at Hot Chocolates, responded to this review

Hello Kim, We are sorry to hear that you did not have a satisfactory visit to our shop! We would like to assure you that the cutting cakes and showcase cakes are always fresh. We are concerned however to hear that you felt ill after your trip to our store - if you would like to email Cakebread Artisan Bakery... More 

Courtenay, Canada
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Hot Chocolates make a beautiful truffle. They are creamy, dreamy,and hit all that chocolate goodness that a good chocolate should. There are many flavors that are good but if you like me you are a caramel person......they make an excellent on. So the next time your sweet tooth is talking to you, stop in and get your fix.

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Courtenay, Canada
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108 reviews 108 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Hot Chocolates does just not well the best hand made chocolates in BC but it has a small bakery as well. In addition to dark & milk chocolates it has the best hot chocolate beverage in the Comox Valley. The staff are always friendly and eager to serve you!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Gelato, chocolate, cake: all fantastic. Love to sit by the window and people watch. We get our birthday cakes here.

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Courtenay, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I'm a dark truffle guy, but the wide assortment is overwhelming and there is something for everyone dark or milk. Hot Chocolates always comes up with fresh seasonal ideas with plenty to choose a real bonus for the Comox Valley.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Australian chocolate coated stem ginger! o my!!!! Service is a little quirky sometimes, but product is awesome, so worth the wait.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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241 reviews 241 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

If you are serious about chocolate, this is your place. Not inexpensive, but worth every penny. We made the "mistake" of sending these amazing sweets to family for Christmas, now they remind us every single year: "don't forget the chocolates!" The ice cream is awesome also. The bakery on the oer side of the store has beautiful pastries and cakes,... More 

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VANCOUVER
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Take it from a long term Choco-holic, Hot Chocolates are purveyors of the finest chocolates available in the province of British Columbia. The Truffels are just the right amount of purity, flavor and freshness, A Class Act. Thank you and by the way they ship and their website is also very well done

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Campbell River, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Some of the best chocolates that I have ever had. The price is high, but we get what we pay for and the chocolates are definitely worth it. They have some wonderful samples of various vinegar and oils, great ice cream and of course, fantastic chocolates !

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 368 5th Street, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 1K1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Comox Valley  >  Courtenay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-338-8211

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Café, Dessert, Bakery, Ice Cream

Description

Hot Chocolates creates true artisan chocolates, each one hand dipped and unique.We have a large selection of truffles, fudge and barks, all handmade instore from premium ingredients. You will aslo find a large array of No Sugar Added products, hot & cold drinks, candies and fresh gelato & sorbetto, made onsite.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?