The team behind Honest Chocolate, a South African producer of hand-crafted, raw and organic chocolate, plans to open a café dedicated to the cocoa bean in Cape Town – but they need your help. (Don’t worry, it all involves chocolate in some form.)
Honest Chocolate has secured a beautiful space in a heritage building on Wale Street, next to their existing store, but they need further funds to realise their chocolate-dipped dream café.
To help fund the project, chocolate lovers can help by buying special rewards such as vouchers for coffee and cake, hampers of chocolate spreads and slabs, Honest products with custom-designed wrappers, and tickets to truffle-dipping workshops and chocolate and wine pairing evenings.
The Honest Chocolate café will serve everything from hot chocolate and organic truffles to chocolate pizza and ganache-smothered sourdough toast, along with quality coffee made using locally roasted beans. “It will be a place where we get to share with the public what our passion for chocolate can create in the kitchen,” says founder Anthony Gird. Destined to be a haven for discerning cocoa lovers, the venue will also offer dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free and Paleo options, as well as good old-fashioned sinful treats like rich chocolate cake.
Reaching milestone one (R50 000) will enable Honest Chocolate to set up the café with an espresso machine, coffee grinder, display fridge and POS system. Conquering milestone two (R80 000) will allow them to install fixtures, fittings and furniture; and meeting the third milestone (R100 000) will mean a revamp of the historic courtyard at the back of the building with benches and tables.
“Once Honest Chocolate reaches these targets, there will be further stretch goals with different, totally amazing rewards,” says Anthony.