Chocolate lovers rejoice – Tuesday 7 July 2020 marks World Chocolate Day! As if that wasn’t good enough, there’s no shortage of places in Manchester to find the tastiest chocolate. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up the best chocolate spots Manchester has to offer, from artisan chocolate shops to special chocolate cocktails from leading UK brands.

The Cocoa Tree

The Cocoa Tree in Chorlton is both a chocolate shop and a café, making it the perfect place to treat yourself to some World Chocolate Day indulgence. All of their chocolates are made on the premises and they use the finest ingredients from sustainable and ethical sources. Don’t miss the special house hot chocolate served in the café (they’re back open from 10am each day), available in flavours ranging from classic chocolate orange to the slightly more outlandish rose chocolate, for the more adventurous sweet tooth. 

The Cocoa Tree, 492 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 9AS, Tel: 0161 881 1669
Cocoa Cabana

Cocoa Cabana opened in West Didsbury in 2012 before launching a second store in Ancoats in early 2019. The venue offers handmade chocolates and hot drinks in the shop, as well as wedding cakes and dessert tables for big events. They specialise in experimental chocolate shards and slabs (although there’s plenty of traditional flavours too), so this is the perfect place to pick up a few unique gifts. As if that wasn’t enough, they also serve up a selection of chocolate-infused cocktails. Don’t forget to treat yourself, too – make sure to test their claim of offering the best brownies you’ll ever taste. Follow the link below to book a table or buy some treats direct from their website.

Cocoa Cabana, 168 Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchester, M20 1JQ & Cocoa Cabana, 7 Murray Street, Manchester, M4 6HS, Tel: 0161 282 5700 (West Didsbury) & 0161 236 4784 (Ancoats)
Dormouse Chocolates

Dormouse Chocolates offer both their own chocolate and international craft chocolate in their friendly Deansgate store. They offer private tastings in an informal setting and for truly adventurous chocolate lovers, they have a Bean to Door club, giving a subscription to their limited edition micro-batch bars made with experimental flavours and techniques. Their store is back open for those who live locally – while those who’d prefer to shop online will be spoiled for choice thanks to the chocolate treats on their website.

Dormouse Chocolates, Unit 0, Deansgate Mews, Great Northern Warehouse, Manchester, M3 4EN
Black Milk

Located in the Northern Quarter, Black Milk is ostensibly a cereal café but in reality it’s so much more. They offer the most indulgent freakshakes (huge milkshakes loaded with sauce, cream and ‘toppings’ such as an entire slice of cake) – for a perfect World Chocolate Day drink check out the Marshmallow Rodeo, topped with a fudge brownie, torched marshmallows and melted chocolate. They also serve vegan milkshakes, made with vegan ice cream and milk, so there really is something for everyone. Plus, their new outdoor seating options make it easy to get a sugar hit whilst staying socially distant. Perfect!

Black Milk, 88 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LF, Tel: 0800 009 6269
Tue 7 Jul
Amy Callaghan
Published on:
Tue 7 Jul 2020