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French Broad Chocolate Lounge

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French, Coffee Shop, Dessert, Bakeries, Ice Cream
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10 S. Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
+1 828-252-4181
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Dessert, Breakfast, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 661
    Excellent
  • 225
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice new location

The Chocolate Lounge has been one of my favorite places in Asheville for several years. My mom and I recently visited their new location at Pack Square. The new location is so nice and has more seating while keeping the wonderful atmosphere that we all love about the lounge. The flourless... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Re1977
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Erwin, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Columbia, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Had. Blueberry cake that was ok. Snicker doodle cookie was to die for. My daughter wanted a special latte drink. She told them what was in it and they mDe it for her. Loved it. Macaroons great too

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Asheville, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

When my kids were younger, they just HAD to try Build-a-Bear, so we did. It was expensive, slightly extravagant fun. We enjoyed it, but they never asked to go back. The French Broad Chocolate Lounge was their obsession when they became young teens, so we went. It was crowded, but they chocolate was excellent. They have not asked to go... More 

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Erwin, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The Chocolate Lounge has been one of my favorite places in Asheville for several years. My mom and I recently visited their new location at Pack Square. The new location is so nice and has more seating while keeping the wonderful atmosphere that we all love about the lounge. The flourless chocolate torte is my favorite, but you won't go... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We have been following this place since its previous location (where it was always packed and with limited space). Wow, when we saw the new location, it was impressive. The chocolate cake, chocolate ice cream and the boxed chocolates are deliciously crafted. You can tell the cacao is there. The mousse is my favorite, served in a glass it is... More 

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Boone, NC
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

If you are a chocolate lover, there is something here for you: chocolate drinks, cakes, brownies, truffles...Ordered a shake made with 3 scoops of house-made gelato. You can pick any combination of flavors---I chose a chocolate flavor and a peppermint one, which were blended and topped with fresh whipped cream. So delicious! Love the new location in Pack Square---it is... More 

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Atlanta
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

What else is there to say. If you want a sugar high, this is the place to visit. They have every type of chocolate one could want. Whether it's ice cream, cakes, shakes, just name a few, it is tops. Depending when you visit, be prepared to wait in line to get. People are dragging to get in, but are... More 

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Arkansas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a very yummy place to top the evening off with friends after dinner or just anytime for coffee or dessert! The atmosphere is fun and casual and there is a variety of baked items and ice cream etc. unusual goodies as well. Wonderful. Hope to return sometime soon!

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Manila, Philippines
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146 reviews 146 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Instead of lunch we had a lovely coffee and fabulous chocolates, (try salted caramel) including very good ice cream with nice range of flavors. Setting was charming, cafe had high ceilings and historic feel, and was good location near the art museum and city center. Stepped in to the museum after our cafe.

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Asheville, NC
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Well, the new location is not any bigger on the inside, which is a huge disappointment. The line still goes out the door and down the street. And, the chocolate mousse was previously frozen and still very firm when served. Ugh. And my friend's chocolate cake was "meh" at best. As a top chocolatier in town, I expect better. ;0(

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We had the Quintessential Chocolate Cake and the Chocolate Cheesecake which were excellent. We had to wait in line about 25 minutes but it was worth the wait.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 S. Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-252-4181

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Coffee Shop, Dessert, Bakeries, Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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