I was inspired a few weeks ago to write a blog post about chocolate shop designs by my favorite new chocolatier Brett Roy creator of Sweet Lollapalooza confections in Commerce Place downtown Edmonton. Simon and I were in a 3pm lull and in need of a pick me up from more than just a regular chocolate bar. There is something truly therapeutic and satisfying about a good piece of chocolate or maybe even a few or a box…
Sweet Lollapalooza’s Brett Roy does chocolate making classes which I think would make an awesome Fathers day gift!
Here are some inspiring Chocolate Shops around the world to get you salivating. After all good design should be yummy!
Check out the 100% Chocolate Cafe in Japan by designers Wonderwall. The entire cafe was designed to look like a chocolate kitchen with a table for guests. The chocolate ceiling is not actually chocolate unfortunately but paired with the gold details it truly adds a sophisticated twist on your average Bernard Callebaut. I have heard that the clientelle seems to be exclusively female for this hot spot… what an excellent location to spot a classy woman who knows what she wants!
Bulgari Chocolate Bar:
Aria Hotel Las Vegas – Jean Philippe Patisserie
Godiva Chocoiste in Tokyo by Wonderwall is a stunning example of literal design in a a classy way. I love the dripping chocolate from the ceilings and over the wall paneling. This is a very simple but bold and well executed detail. This is the concept flagship store for Godiva and I hope it comes to Canada soon!
The Chocolate Research Facility was designed by Editorial. It has both a store and cafe resembling a research lab.
Patrick Roger is considered one of the top 10 French chocolatiers. He focuses his pieces on flavor and loves to use exotic ingredients and has seasonal delights like beer chocolate for St. Patricks day. I love the mint green of his shop and the care that he takes through every element of his brand.
Noka Chocolate is considered the #1 Luxury Chocolate in the world by most. The collection of chocolate is presented similarily to jewelry in minimalist glass cases with sharp lighting.