Absolutely top of the line hot chocolate, in various flavors including dark. No powered hot chocolate here, they have a vat of the ambrosic brown stuff ready to go. Also amazingly they have somehow served it at exactly the right temperature - not hot enough to burn your tongue but also well insulated enough that it's still hot by the time you get to the bottom.
LOVE Butlers! Their white hot chocolate is the perfect beverage to warm me up on a cool Dublin day. So deliciously chocolatey and creamy. One thing I have to say, is that the drinks are never quite hot enough for my liking...the first time I ordered one it was cold by the time I got to the bottom! Just make sure you ask for it extra hot if you want it to stay warm. I've also tried both the milk chocolate and white chocolate make at home boxes that they sell and they are great as well.
Also love that they give you a free chocolate for each drink you order!
One of the truly great coffee shops in the city.
Not only is the coffee good but there is a HUGE selection of chocolates and if you order a coffee you get to choose a wee chocky nibble to accompany it.
Worth noting however - keep it to one drink, they have the smallest bathroom in the city, it is a huge achievement to squeeze in to have a pee, best to save it for a better equipped facility!!!
...or you could just do weightwatchers for a month before going for a coffee... probably worth it!
We had a pear tart, an Irish cream truffle, and a salted chocolate. Very good for a snack stop.
This review is for the chocolate products only. Stopped here to purchase the Butlers Hot Chocolate and the Milk Chocolate honeycomb crunch bar. After traveling back to the States, I decided to make my hot chocolate. I found it thin in taste, but I think that is because I used fat-free milk than whole milk as instructed. Next time I will follow the recipe to the "T".
The milk chocolate honeycomb bar was so awesome. Crunchy and sweet with a flavor of chocolate running through my entire mouth. Sinful, I had to be careful, I would have eaten it all in one sitting. Now I must go back to the church of exercise to repent my sin.
My immediate thought about my visit here today was the friendly server at the till. She was warm, smiley and polite. This made my visit memorable (I know I know, I was just buying take out coffee - but still!)
There was plenty of traffic at this time of the morning too, so there was a nice buzz to the place.
I like the decor style used by Butlers, it's a little over the top but the opulence matches the scrumptious chocolates they supply.
I love the free chocolate you get with your coffee here, I went with the White Flake today and it was divine.
Oh and the coffee was fine too.
Always go in here every friday after work to get a caramel macchiato or white hot chocolate make whit real whit chokolate.
love there members card where you get every 9 drink for free :)
This is comparable to a Godiva store but the chocolate quality is not as high. It's an ideal place to pick up some last minute gifts before heading back home. I mean who the heck doesn't like chocolate...right? I did have a couple of pieces as a reward to myself for walking around Dublin all day. You can tell it's very fresh and there are so many varieties to choose from. They also have hot chocolate and use real melted chocolate...
Stop by to pick up some for family or friends or even for yourself. =)
I came in for an espresso and wanted to try a chocolate. Good service, tasty sweets, and fresh coffee. Even though it's a chain they still have top quality things to offer.
Although a chain, this chocolate shop makes yummy pieces of heaven.
Not only can you choose from rows and rows of perfectly made chocolates, you can also order it in liquid form. With Whip Cream. Real Whip Cream!
I'm not a tea or coffee person - but I am most certainly a Butler's hot chocolate fan. By far the best in Dublin - it leaves Starbucks fading into the distance.
The chatham st café is a little smaller than the other ones - but there are seats and tables here, unlike the one on Stephen's Green. It's less busy too, but very centrally located.
I always get a skinny hot chocolate - that's what eejits like me call a low fat one - with no cream. Somehow by getting low fat milk and holding the cream I feel I am being 'good'. I choose to ignore the fact that im drinking melted pure chocolate (no powder here my friend) mixed with milk, with chocolate shavings on top. And eating the free chocolate you get with every hot drink too!
It's called Butler's chocolate café for a reason - they also serve boxed chocolates as well as individual ones. I am a sucker for their white butter pralines. I have been known to buy boxes of them...! SO if you're getting a tea or coffee sometime soon and don't know which free chocolate to avail of, I cannot recommend the white butter praline highly enough!
My best friend is visiting me in Dublin at the moment, and has developed quite the addiction to Butlers Chocolate Cafe. I have to say I feel in some way responsible, and if she suddenly develops a blood-sugar problem in the next couple of days I'll feel pretty damn guilty.
But she wanted to go to Starbucks! I had to convince her otherwise. And anyone who knows their hot chocolate will know the answer to the following question. Why go to Starbucks when you can go to Butlers??
Now my friend knows...
The Chatham Street branch is probably my favourite Butlers in Dublin. It's much quieter than most of the others and there are some good places to sit and sip your fave brew. Try for one of the high tables in the window - excellent people-watching opportunities abound!
I am such a fan of their coffee, and their hot chocolate (although it will fill you up so much you won't need lunch!) and their cupcakes are pretty darn nice too... Butlers Chocolate Cafe definitely delivers on the chocolate side of things...
Om nom nom nom. Hot chocolate with whipped cream and a free chocolate. So yummy, and their coffee is yummy too.
The only drawback is that there always seems to be at least two people in some kinda queue, probably cause their stuff is so delicious!
I'm lucky I don't live or work in town cause I would be there all the time, but when I am in town its such a naughty but yumalicious treat!
There are many Butlers Chocolate Cafes around Dublin and Ireland. I have been to many of them and really like visiting them whenever I can.
My favourite thing to get is a hot chocolate with marshmallows, which is delicous and sweet. They have a lovely variety of chocolates which you can pick and bring home with you or have a few with your beverage as a nice treat. Also they have many gift boxes of butler's sweets, fudges and toffees for sale in the cafe. Which is ideal for tourists, a gift for someone's birthday or just as a little treat for youself!
Butlers Chocolate Cafe combines two wonderful Pleasures for me:
1. Coffee Drinking.
2. Enjoyment of the Homemade Chocolates.
The Butlers Chocolate was founded in 1932 by Mrs Bailey Butler. Also the first cafe first opened in 1998 in Dublin City.
The range of drinks include, hot chocolate, lattes, mochas and cappuncino's. Also available is chocolate cakes and croissants. Every drink comes with a complimentary home made Chocolate piece. They make fudges, carmals, loose chocolates and fondants too. So if you love chocolate visit Butlers Chocolate Cafe.
This cafe serves some of the most delicious hot chocolate i have ever tasted in my life. The hot chocolate was so delicious because it was rich and creamy and freshly made from some of the amazing chocolate that they sell in the Butler's chocolate shop. Although it can be quite expensive for a mug of hot choc (especially now with the current state of the euro against the pound) it is definitely worth the money. The cafe is a lovely place to just stop and relax for a while and treat yourself so something so gorgeous and soothing.
This is a 'must-do' while in Dublin and is literally a chocoholics paradise!
Warning: Once you have your first hot chocolate or Mocha from Butlers, you won't be able to stop.
There are a number of these cafes dotted around Dublin and you'll probably recognize them by the queues, especially in winter, when people are reeled in by the promise of delicious warm sugary drinks accompanied by yummy hand made chocolates. It's not cheap, but still affordable. In any case, you'll soon be selling your mothers TV to buy more, as she desperately looks on, and wishes you'd gotten into heroin instead.
They are famous for a reason. I wish I could never have put one of those amazing chocolates anywhere near me- if only I had known they would be so addictive!
They make a cracking array of gift sets here and amazing hot chocolates!
Still one of the best coffees in town. And I love my free orange marzipan on the side...I'm still a bit high from my Americano!
Butlers coffee is fantastic and even better, you get a free chocolate with a coffee from Butlers Cafe, whether you stay in to drink or take your coffee to go. Brand new chocolate choice includes Chili flavour! Grab a strong coffee and a chocolate to smack yourself in the head and wake up! Prices are competitive too.
Truly, a great coffee shop. Bright, spacious, well laid out. And the temptation... but enough... A superb range and flavours of coffee, a free chocie with each one, all consumed surrounded by the sight and smell of chocolate heaven. Have I just died or what?
Nice Coffee & a free chocolate!
I had their hot chocolate with real melted chocolate and cream I cound't finish it but it was devine!
Best. Hot. Chocolate. In. Town. And the pralines are also delicious - and even though Ireland is not really famous for it's chocolates, Butler's can proudly wave the flag of creating some that's even comparable to Belgian ones.
I used to love this place until they replaced the 'pick a luxury chocolate with your coffee' concept with the less fun 'take our generic pre-selected truffle' with your coffee. Sigh. All the same, quite nice place for coffee but sometimes I find the foams a little cold.(Did I actually just say that?Ugh.So Paris Hilton) Not great on seating space as well, so it's much better for takeaway coffee.
Butlers used to sell itself as something special, something you might give your mother in law at christmas, or your teacher if she was extra quirky. Unfortunately, they shamelessly saturated the market, making a butlers coffee almost as insipid as a box of butlers chocolates. It's amazing how less tasty things become when their manufacturers make a balls of their marketing campaign, i give the whole fad another three to five years. Max.
Great hot chocolate! Friendly staff and quick service.
Great coffee and a free chocolate. A bit small to sit down in, but i normally take away.
Just had the most delicious hot chocolate here, just what you need on a cold winter's day!
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