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French Broad Chocolate Lounge

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Coffee Shop, Dessert, Bakery, Ice Cream
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10 S. Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
+1 828-252-4181
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 639
    Excellent
  • 212
    Very good
  • 59
    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 place to get out of the wind and enjoy a hot chocolate

We stopped in while waiting for a trolley. Server at register was flat and friendly. Basically stated at us when I asked questions about the size options. We ordered a dark chocolate and rose cardamom pistachio hot chocolate and a dark chocolate and pistachio short bread cookie. All were good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Ray D
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Hudson, Ohio
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Hudson, Ohio
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We stopped in while waiting for a trolley. Server at register was flat and friendly. Basically stated at us when I asked questions about the size options. We ordered a dark chocolate and rose cardamom pistachio hot chocolate and a dark chocolate and pistachio short bread cookie. All were good. Enjoyed people watching at the window seats. A five would... More 

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79 reviews 79 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Saved room for dessert just to try this place out. Went with the maple and smoked sea salt liquid truffle and some macaroons. Both were really good. There's a lot of sweet treats to get from here. I'm sure I'll be back.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The pistachio shortbread cookie was awesome, can't go wrong with chocolate nib cookie, best desert place we visited.

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Decatur, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

On a rainy and gloomy afternoon I walked into The French Broad Chocolate Lounge. I ordered a sip of 80% dark chocolate and found a seat. The cup of Chocolate was just what I needed. I savored the amazing drink. It was perfectly balanced; not too sweet and not too bitter. There was a wonderful square of dark chocolate on... More 

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Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This place isn't cheap, but its affordable for what you get! We stumbled into the new location and were stunned by the massive menu. with some guidance from an employee, we ordered some ice cream and a small truffled hot chocolate to share. the ice cream was really something special! such decadent flavor and very unique options to choose from!... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My husband and I ordered 2 slices of cake and a hot chocolate. The Quintessential Chocolate cake wasn't sweet enough and was a little dry. The Vanilla cake with Maple Buttercream and Sea Salt was BAD. SO BAD. It was really dry and the frosting tasted like butter. Pure butter. No sweetness, no maple flavor, just a big gob of... More 

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Vermont
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Everything about this place is yummy and amazing. The decor is great, the ceiling are large and castle like. The pure smell of chocolate wafts through the air to greet guests as they enter the front door. The staff is super great and attentive. In addition to chocolate - coffee, local beer, cider and wine grace the large board style... More 

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Niceville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I love the look and idea of this place but my iced soy coffee was so terrible I threw it away outside. Not cool when it cost $5! Go to the double decker bus place for coffee instead.

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Towson, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We visited Asheville for 4 days and tried to eat at a different place for each meal, but this one was worth breaking the rule for. We found ourselves here twice and would have been there for every meal if my waist band could tolerate it. I'm a bit of a chocolate lover, but this is by far the best... More 

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Washington DC
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64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

There was a line just to get in this place each night (and plenty of tourists who couldn't read the sign on the door that politely asked for the door to remain closed and unblocked). We had a chai marsala truffle, a homemade marshmallow, and a macaron with lemon. The macaron was dangerous -- I could've eaten about three dozen... More 

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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: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Bakery, Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?