The Pittenweem Chocolate Co.
- Telephone 01333 311495
- Opening times Mon–Sun 10am–6pm.
- Food served Mon–Sun 10am–6pm.
- Website www.pittenweemchocolate.co.uk
The picturesque Pittenween location is merely an additional reason to seek out this well-stocked artisan chocolatier with a relaxed café bearing a hint of a North African décor influence through the back. In the front room the glass cabinet of chocolates assembled from across Europe is prominent, and proprietor Sophie Latinis will be able to take you on a tour of her few-dozen strong selection of salt caramel, stem ginger and rose-infused treats.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
The East Neuk of Fife has charms aplenty, but if you need further encouragement to visit consider the Pittenweem Chocolate Company and Cocoa Tree Café. Belgian born owner Sophie Latinis has turned this former bakery into a haven of all things chocolate, whether you want to buy a box of her special hand-made single malt whisky liqueurs to take away; or choose a speciality hot chocolate (white, rich milk, hazelnut or 70% dark) to while away an hour in the warmly painted nook that is the adjoining café. Focaccia rolls, soups and toasties are also served, while speciality teas and Ovenbird coffee are a perfect accompaniment to the house speciality chocolate cake, chocolate chip scones or crêpes and Belgian waffles with (no surprise) hot chocolate sauce.
Owner Sophie Latidis's love of chocolate has taken her on a long and winding road to Fife via Belgium and a childhood in Zimbabwe. Her stylish cafe and chocolate shop in picturesque Pittenweem is paradise for chocoholics and unmissable for foodies visiting the area. Through the back a bohemian interior showcases pan-African and European influences in the decor while the front shop hosts a fantastic range of artisan chocolates. The glass cabinets are stocked with produce made in house, such as the Caliente hot chocolate and single malt whisky liqueurs. There's also a selection sourced from across Europe as well as Scottish producers like Perthshire's Charlotte Flower, and the knowledgeable staff are always more than happy to help visitors make a selection.
- Provides: Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Open since: 2007