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Mink - A Chocolate Cafe

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863 Hastings Street West, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3N9, Canada
+1 604-633-2451
07:30 - 18:00
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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Essex, United Kingdom
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541 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If your in the area go here for a hot chocolate or coffee. The hot chocolate is so creamy and the 38% cacao was enough for my partner. I had a mocha which was creamy and full of flavour. They give you a little taster of their dark chocolate 72% it's so tasty and really good

Thank Tom J
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is seriously a must try because it will be the best hot chocolate you've ever tasted. It's like drinking pure milk chocolate but without being too sweet or causing a coating on the inside of your mouth. I WISH I COULD HAVE ONE EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE! Try it, it's good.

Thank Alex C
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148 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is literally around the corner from the Auberge hotel, the only thing it really has is devine drinking chocolate- that's enough. If you like chocolate of good quality and quantity - this is your place Of course it has coffee and pastries which are good but the outstanding feature is of course the chocolate drinks and lollies. Go... More 

Thank john a
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing coffees, chocolates, even drinking chocolate....really neat little coffee shop. It is close to Gastown and the waterfront. Plenty of tables to sit down and enjoy or take it to go. Affordable, lots of small gift choices, and take home containers

Thank Jennifer H
Courtenay, Canada
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91 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I have long waited to try this cafe and I was not disappointed. It was the drinking chocolate that I had not had since traveling to Europe and this local cafe has chocolate at its best. I will definitely be back to try the coffee as well.

Thank Bonelltravell2
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26 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Must get the dark hot chocolate! Absolutely the best I've had anywhere! They also have these dark chocolate covered orange peels that are delicious. Wish I bought more!

Thank JN194
Issaquah, Washington
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We had a double espresso, an espresso macchiato and a cappuccino. Together with 3 truffles. It is not the cheapest coffee bar, but the taste is great, the service warm and it gives you a real European feeling.

Thank Viander
Edmonton, Canada
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336 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We came here twice for hot chocolate and for boxed chocolates on Valentines Day. The dark hot chocolate was good and the downtown cafe is a nice place to people watch. The boxed chocolates are expensive, similar to other specialty chocolate suppliers (Bernard Callebaut and Jacek), but not as tasty.

Thank 17KAG
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I stopped by this place for a hot chocolate. It was rich and creamy, very nice. However, I do have to say I really did not enjoy the vibe of the café- a hot chocolate place should be warm and welcoming, this felt more like to-go place. Also, they don't offer a huge variety of options.

Thank LA K
Port Coquitlam, Canada
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Just a short distance from the waterfront and a city stroll between buildings in a great open space. Known for thick rich delicious hot chocolate or coffee/Chocolate combinations and maybe a pastry. Wonderful place to stop and enjoy. When we are able to get into the big bad city we like to stop by

Thank icemogul99

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 863 Hastings Street West, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3N9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-633-2451
Mink Chocolates is an award winning chocolate company in Vancouver, BC. We make more small batch ganache chocolate bars than any other chocolate company in the world. We sell our chocolate online, or in our Mink chocolate cafes. Our cafe menu includes hot and cold chocolate and coffee drinks, as well as chocolate fondue.

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