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“so tempting”

French Broad Chocolate Lounge
Ranked #3 of 46 Dessert in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
382 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“so tempting”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

this lovely shop was just around the corner from our hotel. We made several trips during our 3 day stay in downtown ashville. The desserts are just amazing. the shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate and covered in almonds to die for. every chocolate dessert we tried was our new favorite. french pressed coffee rich and bold. they have upstairs seating and free wifi.

Visited November 2013
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Asheville, North Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

I like this place a lot. The service is good although they really need another location in town as the line is constantly out the door. I like that they are picky about where they source their ingredients.

I would like to see more vegan items though they only have one vegan item in the whole dessert display case (not counting truffles). This is Asheville and vegans are abundant.

I'd also like to see them offer mixed chocolates. The single origin ones lack complexity and depth of flavor.

Visited January 2014
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Asheville, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“GREAT chocolate products”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

I love their selection of chocolate products, they are outstanding and they have a huge variety to chose from, drinks, hot chocolate, pies, cakes, candy, ice cream, shakes, etc. The drawback is that the line is ALWAYS long and you wait forever to order. The service is also a bit slow but once you get seated and begin eating, you forget everything except how good the product really is.

  • Visited January 2014
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black mountain nc
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12 reviews
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“Chocolate lovers Mecca”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

It's not a restaurant, it's a chocolate heaven! Liquid truffle (no need to say more), hot chocolate (not your Nestle's Qwik), pot-de-creme- the best I've had; cookies, cake. It's the place to go for dessert after a restaurant meal or in the afternoon when you need a sweet-fix.. A not-to-be-missed spot in Asheville.

  • Visited December 2013
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“Always yummy desserts”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Started eating their chocolate before they opened the chocolate lounge and have been addicted ever since.
They are totally local and it a real Asheville experience as opposed to the people coming from other places to open restaurants in Asheville which reflect where they came from more than Asheville .

Visited September 2013
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