(Yup, the title is a mouthful, but hey, I couldn’t help myself.)
There is nothing better than chocolate and coffee at the same table, except maybe exceptional coffee and chocolate. And that was pretty much what I experienced when I visited Chocolati last week.
Chocolati, one of Seattle’s premier chocolate makers under the helm of Christian Wong, opened up a couple cafes about ten years ago in North Seattle, and hasn’t looked back since. A significant player in the Seattle Chocolate Scene, Chocolati has developed a first-class business based on quality and excellent service.
In a recent search for a tasty coffee-chocolate combo to brighten up my Seattle winter grays, I stopped by Chocolati’s Greenwood Avenue location.
I opened the door to hearty laughter, a genuine smile, and a warm welcome by two gregarious baristas and their happy customers. The place is warmly lit offers incredible selection of the locally made confections, coffee, beer, sandwiches, and other munchies that all looked too good to be true.
If you wander towards the back of the café you will see a faux fireplace that warmly ties the room together. People snuggled next to their mochas and espressos were studying, reading, and chatting – all seemingly happy to be exactly where they were.
I sampled several small gourmet chocolates along with a cappuccino and perched myself near the giant bay window up front where multiple conversations were going being held at once with the baristas who knew their customers and their business. The salted dark chocolate was wonderful with just the right amount contrast between its sweetness and saltiness.
Treat Yourself to Seattle's Best Chocolate and Coffee
Cafes like these ran by baristas like these are what makes Seattle’s coffee scene so deep. Great customer service, excellent espresso roasted by Lighthouse Roasters, and great chocolate – all of which keeps customers coming back for more has created a devoted following in Seattle.
If you love chocolate (and coffee), you'll feel right at home at Chocolati. (But really, who doesn't like chocolate?)
If you get the chance, stop by and check them out and pick up a few chocolates for the ones you love- they'll love you back. I promise.
Address: 8319 Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle, WA