Monday, 7 January 2013

Cocoa Atelier, 30 Drury Street, Dublin 2


Put your New Year resolutions aside for a minute, yes, you know the one about not eating chocolate after stuffing your face during Christmas.

Now, it’s time for some serious talk about: le Chocolat!

Cocoa Atelier is a beautiful chocolate boutique on Drury Street in Dublin 2. Now this is a place even Parisians would envy, an elegant chocolate heaven selling everything a chocoholic could dream of. You’d want Juliette Binoche to be behind the counter and Johnny Depp to visit the shop like in the movie Chocolat.

The window display is always attractive and original. They have plenty of French macarons that make me drool each time I enter the shop. They are small, available in many flavours and sometimes they even have them displayed on an impressive pyramid stand.



Of course, they sell many different chocolates and truffles that you can pick and choose from. Also, on some of the shelves you can find some sauces, spreads and even bottled fresh hot chocolate that you can enjoy at home.


What I personally love the most in Cocoa Atelier is their chocolate éclair. It’s a real treat made with a chocolate crème patissiere filling like the one I grew up eating in France. The chocolate flavour is very intense. A must try!


Cocoa Atelier is the place to visit at Christmas or Easter time but also when in search of a foodie gift for all the chocolate lovers out there.

Allez, un petit peu de chocolat?

Cocoa Atelier
30 Drury Street
Dublin 2
(01) 675 3616
https://www.facebook.com/cocoaatelier/info

This is an independent review.

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14 comments

  1. Arghh! First day back at work and you put this temptation in front of me! Sounds lovely, must drop in for an eclair :)

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    1. Ah go on,a delicious chocolate eclair is the perfect way to brighten this gloomy Monday ;-)

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  2. As always: your photos make me hungry! And after all those Xmas delicious things I ate, I must cut down on sweets for some time! You are so cruel, leading all of use for temptation! Have a great year, full of delicious meals and exciting trips!

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  3. Thanks Aga, Happy New Year to you too! Sorry for making you hungry but today is so gloomy I think everyone deserves a bit of chocolate ;-)

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  4. Oh chocolate... My biggest addiction, must drop in by this place, it looks divine! And since I don't have New year resolutions involving cutting down on delicious food, it's perfect!

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  5. The eclair is delish! Try it, I'm sure you'll like it :-)

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  6. We have no resolutions regarding food - I'll be over in the morning!

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  7. Tut tut tut Ketty! Making me break my new year's resolution about eating no chocolat....NOT! Looks absolutely delicious and on my list to try when I get back home :-)

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    1. I've been told they're French and I didn't know it, that's probably why I like this place ;-) Defo to try when you're back home.

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  8. I was in France before, but never spotted these colorful cookies. It's such a shame as I keep seeing them on various food website and they look so delicious. Can I make them at home? Have you ever tried? The chocolate crème patissiere filling is way too delicious!!!!! ;-)

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  9. I'm suprised you haven't seen the macarons while in France. They're absolutely EVERYWHERE. I've tried to bake some once but they weren't that great ;-)
    Thanks for visiting my blog and for your comment :-)

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  10. Salut ! Je viens de découvrir ton blog ; c'est super !! J'ai visité Dublin il y a presque 6 ans, mais je n'ai jamais trouvé la nourriture excellente. Mais après avoir découvert ton blog, je pense que j'ai besoin d'y revenir !

    Milsters

    (http://www.littlepiecesoflight.com/)

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    1. Thank you so much for passing by, I love your blog, j'adore! Moi aussi au début il y a 8 ans je croyais que la nourriture n'était pas terrible mais maintenant je trouve qu'on peut trouver de tres bonnes choses et j'essaie de faire changer l'avis des gens! Dublin peut aussi etre une foodie destination :-)

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