Honest Chocolate Café (Cape Town)

6 Reviews
Bakery fare, Café fare, Coffee, Health food, Light meals, Vegan food, Vegetarian
Phone Number 0767658306 Opening Hours

Sunday to Thursday 9am to 6pm; Fridays and Saturdays 9am to 9pm


Menu - Honest Chocolate Cafe menu - Updated April 2018


R40 avg main meal
Bakery fare, Café fare, Coffee, Health food, Light meals, Vegan food, Vegetarian
R40 avg main meal
Business meetings, Groups, Quick meals
Mastercard, Snapscan, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Beer served, Breakfast, Food, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Takeaways, Vegetarian, WiFi

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Jody Theodore

A little hidden at first glance but upon entering, one is enchanted by a fairytale of chocolate, chocolate, more chocolate and that cult aroma of coffee. This is honestly the mecca of all things chocolate and you will surely find a variation a chocolate to please the palate. Leaving one feeling like a true chocolatier at the end of the experience.

The café takes chocolate and celebrates the wonders of this beautiful ingredient. This artisan gem takes chocolate to levels that was once unthinkable and makes us love chocolate more even if you thought that was not possible. These magically orchestrated chocolate treats are carefully thought out and makes you want to try everything on the menu. The banana bread bunny chow offers a whimsical spin on the classic where a mini banana loaf is filled with a silky dark chocolate spread, topped with a creamy ice-cream and a generous sprinkling of spiced nuts. If the bunny chow is not your dining weapon of choice, try the St Anna’s lightly salted nacho’s, accompanied by an indulgent chocolate and finished off with a dash of chilli on the side if you crave that fiery kick. The nacho’s are gluten free and vegan so it’s a party for all. If the specialties don’t grab you the ultra-moist, dark chocolate ganaché filled cake or the gooey soft , nutty chocolate brownie might do the trick. The decadent menu options are honest cult favorites and are a must when visiting the Honest Café. You won’t find much when it comes to savoury option. There are various smaller options available, like the peanut butter pretzel, spiced nut and caramel chocolate tart and a thought out selections of truffles to choose from. Let’s not forget to mention that Honest Café has a selection of vegan ice-creams available.

What is cake without coffee? Honest offers a good selection of coffee from their barista’s. Naturally, the chocolate has been incorporated into coffee, by offering a Honest Chocolate Mocha and its honestly good. If you coffee sensitive there is a elegant selection of hand blended teas available like the rooibos spiced latte or the choc chilli chai tea.

Service is friendly and efficient.

The dark wood furniture offer the classic artisan café feel. With a simplistic atmosphere to the café, it sets you at ease immediately. Its an ambience that takes you away and makes you forget that you actually sitting in the heart of the city CBD. Finally, all that’s left to say is keep walking through the court yard to find the gin bar.

Best For…
All things chocolate!


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User reviews

6 Reviews
    A lack of enthusiasm from the staff, a lack of 'wow' from the food and a boring presentation make Honest a once-off visit for me and two colleagues. OK, it was just hot chocolate, but try to zoosh it up a bit?
    Chocolate that you don't feel bad about eating!
    A warm and cozy environment lending itself to any food mood. With numerous options catering to each and every dietary requirement, Honest is a Cape Town treasure that every local and visitor should squeeze into their schedule.
    Such an incredible, cosy and vibey spot! The food caters to everyone, with vegan and gluten free options available and the service is friendly and fast! The most delicious chocolate treats I've ever tasted, and all their chocolate is ethically sourced, vegan and dairy-free! A favorite spot in Cape Town for sure!
    Went to Honest Chocolate in Cape Town on Saturday 11 July 15'. The little place is beautiful, but after 5min of standing around and not having a place to sit or any staff member offering alternative seating or info we just ordered from the counter. I had a short and thick hot chocolate. The waiter brought it to a table we eventually secured. It was lukewarm and definitely not thick, tasted exactly like the cocoa I make at home, but no sugar or sweetener was served, we had to get up and ask for it and also to have HOT chocolate, not lukewarm chocolate, which he then changed. The waiter also had a strong alcohol smell to his breath. I understand staff is a huge problem in SA and often difficult to manage, but how difficult can it be as there were only two of them? I blame management and it was the last time this place saw me, Cape Town luckily has an abundance of good cafe's and restaurants.

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