York Cocoa Works
Visit our Manufactory for fine flavour chocolates, indulgences and learning experiences.
York Cocoa Works is a working, learning independent chocolate factory where you can see, eat and craft your very own chocolate using flavourful cocoa beans sourced from farms and communities around the world. With the whole production process fully observable, we celebrate the origins of our ingredients and have a passion for reigniting the lost art of chocolate making in York.
We handcraft our chocolate creations including single origin chocolate bars, truffles and hot chocolates within our Manufactory on Castlegate. Through our windows you can see our chocolate makers bean sorting, roasting, winnowing, grinding and tempering our cocoa to create the products you see in our chocolate shop. Why not join us for a Chocolate Manufactory Tasting Journey and discover our cocoa origins for yourself with a guided tasting.
Through the chocolate shop lies the Cocoa Academy, where you can learn the art of tempering and craft your very own Chocolate Bar using your choice of chocolate, flavourings and decorations, or you can learn specific skills such as making ganaches, fondants and caramels in our Masterclass Series (we recommend beginning with our Introduction to Chocolate Masterclass).
Our Cocoa Works café is a sweet haven for all chocolate lovers! Our menu offers a choice of luxurious seasonal drinking chocolates and handmade cakes served daily between 9.00am – 5.30pm. Drop-in and decorate your own Chocolate Lollipop treat or book onto a Chocolate Indulgence and enjoy our take on Afternoon Tea including a selection of chocolate cakes and treats in the surrounds of our chocolate manufactory. We are able to cater for a range of dietary requirements and baby changing facilities and high chairs are available.
Discover our award-winning hot chocolates, truffles and single origin bars. Seasonal touches are added to the range throughout the year to reflect changing ingredients and occasions. You can also purchase from our online shop for postal delivery, local cycle delivery and collection.
We look forward to sharing our chocolate with you soon.
“My love of chocolate got out of control one day so I opened a chocolate shop & cafe, then a festival and now a chocolate factory! We are passionate about building on York's rich chocolate history and in this next chapter we are excited to support even more cocoa growers and share our skills and knowledge with the next generation of chocolate makers!”