Hey guys!! It’s been a while since I reviewed any of Hull’s fabulous cafes but today I’m back with a review of ‘Cocoa’ which is located down Humber Street in Hull. Cocoa is a chocolatier and bakery which has expanded into a cafe and it sells a delicious range of handmade chocolates of 18 different flavours as well as gooey brownies, traditional cakes, flapjack and chocolate crunch. They also host chocolate making classes, children’s parties and corporate/team building classes and take in orders for celebration cakes which can be taken from their selection of popular cakes or personalized by yourself. I’ve visited the cafe twice now and have chosen to sample their scrumptious brownies both times. So in today’s post, I’m going to review the cafe ‘Cocoa’ from my personal experience of it.
‘Cocoa’ has a very sleek exterior with a sunshine- yellow shade painted across the doorway and the words ‘Cocoa Chocolatier and Bakery’ emblazened in white at the top. As you step inside, there are two food cabinets displaying the collection of cakes like brownies and flapjack in one and the choice of homemade chocolates in the other. While there are some seats outside, we made use of the seating area upstairs which could probably house a maximum of 15 people at any time. I hope ‘Cocoa’ will consider enlarging their bakery and seating area because while small cafes like ‘Cocoa’ do hold a certain charm, it’s hard to find a seat if they have a lot of business on the day you stop by. Overall though, I’m a big fan of the sleek, stylish lay out of their cafe.
On both of my visits to the cafe, I found myself craving their delicious brownie which is said to be some of the best in Hull and I can definitely vouch for that. Their brownie flavours include plain, salted caramel, peanut butter, chilli, oreo, mint, pistachio and almond blondie and raspberry blondie and I have tried their peanut butter brownie and salted caramel brownie. The brownie was goey and sweet without being too sickly and you receive a good sized slab for your money’s worth since the brownies range from costing £2 – £3. I would definitely reccomend the brownie because its so delicious and is some of the best brownie I’ve ever sampled. To fully experience everything the cafe had to offer, me and my family decided to purchase some of the chocolates to try and I selected a salted caramel one. The chocolate had a beautiful sweet taste to it and as I bit into it, a mixture of salt which was sprinkled on top of it and caramel which was within it, hit my taste buds. The two contrasting flavours complimented each other wonderfully and left me craving for more of the chocolate once I’d finished it.
Altogether, I was very impressed with ‘Cocoa’. The staff were very friendly and eager to help, the food tasted amazing and I came away looking forward to my next visit there. I would definitely recommend it if you are visiting Hull at some point. If you are interested in receiving more information about the cafe, click here to visit their website.
Thank you for reading this post!! What’s your favourite cake? Let me know in the comments!! There’ll be another post out soon but bye for now!!
Amelia Grace a.k.a Amelia in Hull