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“Channelside chocolate shop”
Review of Qachbal's Chocolatier - CLOSED

Qachbal's Chocolatier
Description: Coffee Shop, Homestyle Bakery, ChocolatierFresh Made Bakeries, Hand Dipped Chocolate and Confections made on site, Great Espresso Based Coffee Beverages, Breakfast offered on Mornings when Cruise Ships arrive 7a - 11a, Great Desserts, Cakes, Cheesecake, Decorated Cakes and much more. Customer voted #1.
Restaurant details
Description: Coffee Shop, Homestyle Bakery, ChocolatierFresh Made Bakeries, Hand Dipped Chocolate and Confections made on site, Great Espresso Based Coffee Beverages, Breakfast offered on Mornings when Cruise Ships arrive 7a - 11a, Great Desserts, Cakes, Cheesecake, Decorated Cakes and much more. Customer voted #1.
St. Petersburg, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Channelside chocolate shop”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

Nice small business still trying to survive in a dieing shopping district...good luck...nice people and good chocolates.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Florida
Level 6 Contributor
182 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Breakfast and Chocolates in the same place”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

Be warned that this location is very busy on cruise days.
Breakfast sandwiches and smoothies for sale are filling but nothing to write home about.
Chocolate selection was tremendous with tastes to fit most every bill.
Not easy to find if you don't know where you are going.
Tiny hole in the wall place.
No seating. Must sit in dingy hallway.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank OrmondBeachFL
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Orlando, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
255 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
“Simply superb for the tongue and eyes!”
Reviewed January 18, 2014

On my very first visit to this chocolatier a while back I didn't even know how to pronounce the name, but they made such an AMAZINGLY POSITIVE first impression that I would visit each and every future trip to Tampa, without exception.

Everything they have (and the variety in mind-blowing, considering the small size of this place) is tasty and visually amazing . . some like tiny works of art.

I truly fear for the longevity of this location due to the uncertainty of what's going to happen to all of Channelside in the future. But no matter what, I'm sure they will thrive in any venue, and I will continue to search them out immediately.

This is a perfect of what "small business" is SUPPOSED to be, and they get it done perfectly. Thanks, Qachbal's!!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank DGP1111
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Sag Harbor, New York
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“YUM!”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Almost all of the treats are made in house (aside from the bulk candy and some enormous truffles). Everything was delicious and the staff was friendly.

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
Thank Amy_M06
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