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York Cocoa Works

Food & Drink

10 Castlegate, YORK, North Yorkshire, YO1 9RG

Tel: 01904 656731

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York Cocoa Works


We are delighted to be open daily 10.30am - 4.30pm to share our chocolate.

Our full chocolate menu is available to purchase online for collection, deliveries or by post. Our Chocolate Cafe is currently available for Take-Away. At the current time we aim to resume our Chocolate Education program in September with restricted numbers. 

In the meantime our chocolate can be discovered at


Workshops and Tours

Through the chocolate shop lies the Cocoa Academy, where our chocolatiers can often be found baking and creating innovative recipes that we’d love to share with you!

We have chocolate workshops at a range of different levels:

·         Drop-in to make chocolate lollipops and bars.

·         Join us for a tasting workshop and discover our cocoa origins.

·         Learn specific skills with our Masterclass Series such as tempering, ganache, fondants and caramels.

·         Invest in our full day or weekend courses to gain an in-depth knowledge on the chocolate making process from bean to bar and craft your own single origin chocolate.

·         Our Cocoa Academy is also available for a range of private events and we can cater for groups of all ages and abilities. Our workshop facilitates groups of up to 20, however we work with partner venues across York to accommodate larger parties when necessary.

Chocolate Cafe

Our Cocoa Works café is a sweet haven for all chocolate lovers! Our menu offers a choice of luxurious drinking chocolates and handmade cakes served daily between 10.30am – 4.30pm. Every Sunday we offer our classic Sunday Afternoon Chocolatada full of sweet and savoury chocolate delights. 

Gift Vouchers and Indulgences

Gift Vouchers and indulgences can be purchased online or instore ahead of your visit. They can also be given as a gift and redeemed on a date of your choice. For reservations, we advise you use our booking system. Vouchers booked via our website will receive a booking code to use when making a reservation. 

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Opening Times

* OPEN DAILY 10: 30 - 16:30

Special Offers

  • Lollipop Making - Two for £7

    Join us between 10.30am - 4pm daily and have a go at creating your own chocolate lollipop. Working with our expertly tempered chocolate recipe, you can choose from a selection of toppings and get creative wth the design!

    The lollipop making is a drop-in session and an ideal activity for children, families and small groups. You will need to allow 30 minutes for this activity to let your creation set before wrapping it up to take home. 

    Chocolate lollipop making is £4 per person or two for £7 with this deal!


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COVID-19 Response

  • 1m distancing in place
  • Capacity limit
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Online booking possible
  • Online ordering available
  • Open now
  • Outside seating
  • Queuing system
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Socially distanced spaced seating
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Virtual menus

Road Directions

The York Cocoa Works is located on Castlegate, along from Clifford's Tower and behind the JORVIK Viking Centre.

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