Chocolate connoisseurs, prepare your palates for some of the most savoury of sweets in Southeast Asia. Move over Brussels
, because Bangkok also has some excellent chocolate shops to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Chu Chocolate Bar & Café
Restaurant, American, $$$
Triple-chocolate cheesecake, chocolate truffle cake, cream cheese–chocolate brownie: everything on the menu at Chu Chocolate Bar & Café
is sure to get customers’ mouths watering. The chocolate-based desserts are endless, and there’s also an entire section of the menu dedicated to chocolate drinks, including their signature Spanish Thick Chocolate, which is supposedly as thick as pudding. In addition to everything chocolate, Chu Chocolate Bar & Café has an extensive selection of both breakfast and brunch options at both of their branches, with international items including their tasty sourdough bruschetta with mushroom and ricotta. Equipped with desserts, salads, paninis, pasta, seafood and more, Chu Chocolate Bar & Café will surely not disappoint.
© Courtesy of Chu Chocolate Bar & Cafe
Restaurant, Japanese, $$$
With a name like Melt Me
, expectations are high for the sweets and treats being served at this gourmet chocolate dessert shop in Bangkok. That being said, Melt Me surely lives up to all of the expectations, with enough chocolate, gelato, dessert-inspired drinks and more to make even the most sour of visitors’ hearts melt. Their sweets are imported from Hokkaido
, an island in Japan. Some of their most popular desserts include their Hokkaido dark, matcha and strawberry chocolates. Visitors will not be able to indulge in just one after trying any one of Melt Me’s unique desserts. Customers should also be sure to check out this chocolate shop’s wide selection of praline chocolates, many of which are so adorable visitors will have trouble eating them. From pigs to intricately designed sweets, Melt Me will surely impress even the most ardent chocolate connoisseur.
Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland
Cafe, Swiss, $$$
Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland
has some of the best chocolate in the world: National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel
in 2012 says so. That being said, it is hard to disagree with the award for the best chocolate in the world after trying one of this dessert shop’s savoury sweets. This world-famous chocolate shop made their way to Bangkok on May 8, 2014, and the shop resides on the third floor of Central Embassy. Their hand-crafted, Swiss-made chocolates are made with hundreds of different combinations of recipes, passed down from one Teuscher generation to another.
© Courtesy of Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland & Cocoa Lounge
Cafe, Japanese, $$$
With six different locations in Thailand
, it is no wonder Royce’
makes the list of having the most delectable and sweet of chocolate treats. Dating back to 1983, Royce’ has long been satisfying people’s chocolate needs around the world. Malaysia, Russia, and the US are just a few places lucky enough to have a Royce’ in their country, and Bangkok
is yet another city to lock down one of their delicious chocolate shops. The first Royce’ was opened in Thailand in 2007, and the fifth shop did not open until 2014. Their fundamental principle is to make the best chocolate out of the highest-quality ingredients, and this surely is reflected in their sweet, delectable products. Some of their most delicious desserts include their wide array of Nama chocolates
with liquor, their unique combination of chocolate and potato chips, chocolate wafers, chocolate bars and more.
Cafe, American, Italian, $$$
Serving up the most mouthwatering gelato and sorbets in Bangkok is Ampersand Boutique
. Chocolate lovers will find this boutique sweet shop on the 7th floor of Central World, with a new branch to open soon on Thonglor 13. The icy treats found at both locations are made in small batches and without the use of preservatives, thus preserving their organic flavor. Whether those with a sweet tooth want something more simple like the Belgian-inspired dark chocolate or something a bit more colorful and unique like the maple syrup and candied bacon, there is a sweet for everyone at Ampersand Boutique.
Cafe, American, Belgian, $$$
Those in Thailand no longer have to make their way to Europe to have some of the best Belgian chocolate around. Paul Graindorge, founder of Gallothai
, decided the Land of Smiles had gone long enough without having the noteworthy treats on their own soil, thus this chocolate shop came to be in 1993. The chocolate shop has grown exponentially, with stores in major cities across Thailand, including the capital, Phuket, Pattaya, and all the way up in Chiang Mai
. Gallothai products are now found in a number of different restaurants and businesses, with popular favorites including pralines, truffles, chocolate covered nuts, fruits and many more.