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The Chocolate Lounge

In Pack Square, in the heart of downtown Asheville, you can't miss the experience of entering our signature blue building. French Broad Chocolate Lounge, our beloved dessert restaurant, is the perfect place to treat yourself...to meet a co-worker for coffee...to celebrate your anniversary or your friend's birthday. We love creating an emotional experience for our guests, centered on chocolate and community. Filled with all manner of delicious desserts and creative confections, there really is something for everyone: from housemade ice cream, to artisan truffles and caramels, to cookies, cakes and brownies, and an entire menu of drinking chocolates. (Don't miss our signature Liquid Truffle sipping chocolate!) We've got plenty of vegan and gluten-free choices, too. And our favorite part: all of the chocolate we use for our products is made by us, in our Chocolate Factory here in Asheville!

10 South Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28801

828.252.4181

Sunday - Thursday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.


The Chocolate Factory

Showing guests around the Chocolate Factory and teaching them about cacao and chocolate is close to our hearts. We invite you to visit to learn (and taste) how we transform cacao into awesome chocolate!  

TOURS

EVERY DAY: 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.:  30 minute tour $6/person

SATURDAY: 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.:  1 hour tour $12/person

SUNDAY: 11:30 a.m.:  1 hour tour $12/person

EVERY DAY: 1p.m. through 6 p.m., every half hour 15 minute walkthrough (except 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.) $3/person

Both 30 minute and 60 minute tours require reservations ahead of time. Please click here to book for 30 minute tours or click here to book one hour tours. You can also give us a call at 828-348-5169 or email us at tours@frenchbroadchocolates.com if you would rather book over the phone or if you would like a private tour at a different time.

821 Riverside Drive, Suite 199
Asheville, NC 28801

828.348.5169

Every Day: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


The Boutique

Sitting just adjacent to the Chocolate Lounge on Pack Square, our handcrafted coffee, ice cream and chocolate boutique, is our favorite insiders’ tip. Long line at the Chocolate Lounge? Maybe you just need a quick gift for a friend? Or an afternoon pick-me-up? Pop on over to the boutique, where we offer our full lineup of bonbons, caramels, and ice cream, plus packaged goodies for snacking or baking. Pair a treat with a locally crafted ceramic mug and letterpressed notecard for the perfect gift.

The Boutique is also host to our Chocolate Bar Library, where we offer our own bean-to-bar chocolate, alongside a curated and ever-changing selection of bars crafted by our like-minded colleagues around the world, including Dandelion, Fruition, Askinosie, and Dick Taylor. We are strong believers in the idea that “a rising tide lifts all boats” and the Library demonstrates our commitment to supporting the burgeoning craft chocolate industry. Our crew is made up of chocolate lovers, who are all excited to guide you through our extensive offerings. Looking for a dark milk? Something fruity? Nutty? 100% cacao? Heck, we’ll even let you sample any of the bars we sell before you buy them. Just ask!

10 South Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28801

828.252.4181

Sunday - Thursday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.


Cookies & Creamery

Inspired by our love for all things sweet, the French Broad Chocolate Cookies & Creamery is a space dedicated to ice cream, cookies, brownies, and comfort desserts. Housed in our former factory space on Buxton Avenue in downtown Asheville, the Cookies & Creamery is a spot where you'll find specialty sundaes, dirty blondies, and a spot to kick back and enjoy an affogato. It's a beautiful spot for children and grown-up children who care about where their food comes from. Find beers from our neighboring breweries featuring in delicious beer floats; ingredients from our WNC mountains folded into softserve; and, of course, our delicious bonbons front and center at the counter.

Coming April 2019.

21 Buxton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

Hours TBD