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1657 Chocolate House

54 Branthwaite Brow, Kendal LA9 4TX, England
+44 1539 740702
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gateaux” (9 reviews)
“cake” (23 reviews)
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Cafe, British
$$ - $$$
54 Branthwaite Brow, Kendal LA9 4TX, England
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11 - 20 of 175 reviews

Reviewed August 25, 2017

A great place to have a hot chocolate with a variety of flavours available. Friendly staff. Would definitely recommend.

Thank fetchseek
Reviewed August 23, 2017

For Chocoholics its worth a visit, Gorgeous selection of different hot chocolate drinks and then a vast selection of chocolates to buy in the little shop.

Thank jkulka
Reviewed August 22, 2017

Awful experience - waste of time and money. Nearly all the advertised cakes were not available, the hot chocolates were very small and barely flavoured! Avoid!!

Thank tmevans2017
Reviewed August 7, 2017

Went here with my son for a cake and drink. All the food and drink was lovely really yummy. The building is so beautiful I love it all low ceilings and wooden beams. Definitely recommend.

Thank louloulancaster
Reviewed August 5, 2017

On a rainy August day we retreated into this tiny cafe and enjoyed cups of creamy hot chocolate flavoured with rose and cherry from the quite extensive menu of flavours (soup, panini, sandwiches, scones and cakes also available). The chocolate shop downstairs offered a tempting...More

Thank swaddle2017
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

We pop in here often for coffee and cake, or just to buy home made chocolates for a present. Access can be a bit steep - this is a very old building, but worth it. A favourite haunt in winter for hot chocolate near the...More

Thank Cumpston
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

The choice in the quaint cafe is great, chocolate heaven, the gateaux was great and the hot chocolate choice amazing! I was disappointed by the shop though, I think the advertisement in the brochures ect are misleading, the chocolate of 120 choices I thought would...More

Thank taylor-anne91
Gavin L, Owner at 1657 Chocolate House, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2017

Many thanks for your recent review and sorry you were disappointed. Please note that we do not say in any literature that we make the chocolates by hand on the premises. The moulds we use are moulds used by many other chocolatiers and so look...More

Reviewed June 29, 2017

Chocolate chocolate chocolate heaven. Love choice, great food we had filled rolls and hot chocolate mine was a highway man bloody lovely. Very clean great staff need to go back tomorrow for the cake

Thank fiamcg
Reviewed June 27, 2017

I was looking forward to having a soya or almond milk hot chocolate at this café, as we saw it on a late evening stroll whilst it was closed. But even though I took Almond milk with me the next day, they were unable to...More

Thank Tim R
255568, Owner at 1657 Chocolate House, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2017

Many thanks for your recent review and again we apologies for any inconvenience caused. We do wherever possible try to ensure you enjoy all aspects of our business and thank you for your comments about our staff being friendly and polite. However I feel disappointed...More

Reviewed June 13, 2017

We visited today, just an amazing experience, the hot chocolate drinks are to die for as is the food and chocolates, you must try them.

Thank andrewboulden
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  • Value
Brunch, Drinks
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Good for
Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Branthwaite Brow, Kendal LA9 4TX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 740702
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