Who doesn’t like a good hot cup of tea, a big selection of cakes and catching up with friends? Well, I definitely do! The family I have been babysitting for over ten years gave me this sweet gift card to go this new place in Leiden and have a high tea with a friend. Since Eline had something to celebrate I asked her to go with me and in this post you’ll read all about it.
CHCO CAFÉ | Haarlemmerstraat 1, Leiden
CHCO Café is actually short for Chocolate Company Café. It’s located at the beginning of the main shopping street in Leiden, which makes it very easy to find. Like the name already says, this place is about chocolate. But not only chocolate. You can sit down here for a cup of coffee, have a sandwich or a piece of cake. Besides that, they have a big selection of chocolates, big or small.
I always have something to say about the look and feel of a place, since this is important to me. Whenever I go somewhere, the atmosphere adds to the experience of being there, right? CHCO Café is very spacious and has a lot of room to sit down. Besides that, I loved the interior because it’s kind of industrial with the exposed pipes on the ceiling.
When we sat down, we got to chose the tea we wanted. They had a big selection and in the end we went for verveine, which is herbal tea. Oh, and the staff told us we could ask for a refill any time. How convenient!
Since I made reservation we also got our food pretty quick. When we saw the plaid filled with food coming our way, I was very impressed. We got so much! Anyways, on the plaid there were two pieces of brownie and cheesecake, four little chocolates, small sandwich rolls with cheese and egg salad, small toasted sandwiches with oil and different chocolate spreads and a two skewers with fruit covered in chocolate on it. We started with the sandwich rolls and then went on to all the sweet stuff. As you can tell from the photos, it was a lot of food. So in the end, we didn’t finish it all so Eline took a big piece of brownie home.
Since CHCO Café is about chocolate, you are also able to get some special chocolate treats there. When we were there, they had set up the big chocolate eggs for Easter. The combination of flavors sounded amazing and makes me want to go back and buy some of them. Besides that, I enjoyed the high tea a lot. All of the things we got with the high tea were so tasty (yeah, they didn’t only look great). This makes me want to go back soon but also organize my own high tea with friends! Maybe a fun blog post idea… Which of these treats would you like to try? Are you an high tea type as well?
The pastries there look so good!!
They were very tasty indeed! Xx
In love with your images <3
Thank you so much! X
I wish I could come visit!!!! I am totally a sweet tooth and LOVE tea!!!
Hope you are having a lovely one!
Ah, I hope you get to go one day 🙂 Xx
The café looks gorgeous, you captured it so well. I’d love to visit one day! ❤️❤️
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
Ah, thank you so much! Xx
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The chocolate looks super cute! What a cute place =)
I know right! 🙂 xx
I couldn’t think a better way to spend the day! xx
It was a very lovely high tea 🙂 X
Ohh, I totally agree! the place looks so lovely 🙂
I know right! 🙂 xx
Tea is my absolute favourite activity, love the pictures!
Thank youu 🙂 Same here!
Love this sort of places <3
Me too! Xx
Wow! This place looks so good. All of the sweets and treats caught my attention. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Ah, I am glad you like it! Xx
Oh now I am so hungry again haha.. love it!
xx Lisa | lisaautumn.com
Same here, if I look at these photos 🙂 All of it was so good! X
Cool pictures ! I love a nice coffee shop !
Same! It’s lovely right 🙂 Xx
The food look sumptuous.
Definitely a great place for some catch up
Jane | The Bandwagon Chic
It really is 🙂 Xx
Lijkt me een hele toffe plek! Wil ik ook wel eens naar toe!
Jaa zeker de moeite waard om een keer heen te gaan 🙂 Xx
Dat ziet er gezellig uit en mooie plek. Het lijk mij leuk om lekker tea, cakes en samen met friend/familieleden hier naar toen
Ja he 🙂 X
Wat ziet dit er ontzettend gezellig uit! Ik ben echt een choco liefhebber dus als ik in de buurt ben ga ik langs!
Jaa zeker doen! X
Lijkt me een geweldige plek 😀 krijg direct honger van al die smakelijke foto’s 😀
Jaa is het ook zeker! X
Wauw! Ziet er super leuk uit. En ik krijg er stiekem een beetje honger van haha
Haha heb ik ook hoor als ik er weer naar kijk 🙂 X
Dat ziet er heel lekker uit allemaal!!
Dat was het ook zeker 🙂 X
Ik dacht eerst dat dit in Londen zou zitten, wat apart dat het in Leiden zit gezien alle Engelse woorden!
Haha, zou zomaar kunnen, maar het is gewoon in Leiden inderdaad 🙂
Wat ziet dat er leuk en gezellig uit! Moet ik echt een keer heen 🙂
Jaa zeker doen 🙂 X
This cafe is a haven for me! I could stay here all day, and munch on those delicious cakes. What a gorgeous place, and you make lovely photos of it dear.
Jessica | notjessfashion.com
Ah, I know right! Thank you 🙂 Xx
This looks like the cutest little space. Nothing beats some treats and tea with friends <3
Ah! I know right 😉 Xx