Taste delicious artisinal chocolate made using only "old school" methods with organically produced ingredients

Honest Chocolate is a small artisanal Bean to Bar chocolate company based in Cape Town. We believe in keeping things handcrafted, using old school methods, using quality organically produced ingredients, and making a pure chocolate that has a deliciously distinct feel and taste.


An indulgent chocolate escape in the heart of the Cape Town City. Located between the bustling streets of Loop and Bree, the café has a relaxed atmosphere. Settle down in the sunny outside courtyard, which is part of the original building, or in the cosy inner café.

We offer coffees, teas and hot chocolates, as well as a selection of chocolate truffles, tarts and cakes.

A large portion of our treats are vegan friendly, with the choice of dairy free ice cream from Sorbetiere too, and of course we offer soya milk, or silky nut milk made by the Almond Creamery.

Our specialties are dairy-free milkshakes, our trademark ‘coconut dream’ drink, and the banana bread bunny chow. In the evenings, the Secret Gin Bar opens up behind the Café in the courtyard.


It all started from a bit of experimentation with raw cacao. Anthony made a few simple chocolates from raw cacao powder as a healthy treat for himself and friends. When they were polished off in seconds, with demands for more, he knew he was onto something.

Over the next few months he taught himself more about the art and science of chocolate making, an endeavour that eventually developed into Honest Chocolate. Meanwhile Michael was also experimenting with raw chocolate in London, with similar results. So on his return to Cape Town, when the opportunity came to join Anthony on his chocolate adventure, the decision wasn’t all that difficult. The attraction was the diversity of making chocolate and being involved in something that continually changes, something both fun and rewarding. And it has been just that ever since.

The first years of Honest Chocolate were spent working with raw cacao from Ecuador, but with the Chain of Positivity in mind our slabs are now made with organically produced Tanzanian cacao beans which we roast, grind, and temper in our Woodstock production kitchen. It was a three year process to find and build a relationship with Kokoa Kamili who supply us with our Tanzanian beans, but our efforts to create Bean to Bar ethical chocolate with a smaller footprint on the environment have been well worth it.

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Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 16:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

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64A Wale Street, City Centre, Cape Town


+27 76 765 8306