Happiness Is A Cup Of Tea, Cakes & Friends | CHCO Café, Leiden

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?

Love,

Neeltje

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50 Comments

    • Neeltje
      Author
      March 7, 2018 / 1:44 pm

      They were very tasty indeed! Xx

    • Neeltje
      Author
      March 7, 2018 / 1:44 pm

      Thank you so much! X

    • Neeltje
      Author
      March 7, 2018 / 1:44 pm

      Ah, I hope you get to go one day 🙂 Xx

    • Neeltje
      Author
      March 7, 2018 / 1:44 pm

      Ah, thank you so much! Xx

    • Neeltje
      Author
      March 7, 2018 / 6:03 pm

      Thanks! Xx

    • Neeltje
      Author
      March 8, 2018 / 11:12 am

      I know right! 🙂 xx

    • Neeltje
      Author
      March 8, 2018 / 5:26 pm

      It was a very lovely high tea 🙂 X

    • Neeltje
      Author
      March 8, 2018 / 10:05 pm

      I know right! 🙂 xx

    • Neeltje
      Author
      March 9, 2018 / 4:20 pm

      Thank youu 🙂 Same here!

    • Neeltje
      Author
      March 9, 2018 / 6:30 pm

      Me too! Xx

    • Neeltje
      Author
      March 11, 2018 / 12:27 pm

      Ah, I am glad you like it! Xx

  1. Lisa Autumn
    March 11, 2018 / 10:18 am

    Oh now I am so hungry again haha.. love it!

    xx Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    • Neeltje
      Author
      March 11, 2018 / 12:28 pm

      Same here, if I look at these photos 🙂 All of it was so good! X

    • Neeltje
      Author
      March 11, 2018 / 10:53 pm

      Same! It’s lovely right 🙂 Xx

  2. jane
    March 12, 2018 / 6:31 am

    The food look sumptuous.
    Definitely a great place for some catch up

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

    • Neeltje
      Author
      March 12, 2018 / 6:03 pm

      It really is 🙂 Xx

  3. March 12, 2018 / 5:20 pm

    Lijkt me een hele toffe plek! Wil ik ook wel eens naar toe!

    • Neeltje
      Author
      March 12, 2018 / 6:03 pm

      Jaa zeker de moeite waard om een keer heen te gaan 🙂 Xx

  4. March 12, 2018 / 5:50 pm

    Dat ziet er gezellig uit en mooie plek. Het lijk mij leuk om lekker tea, cakes en samen met friend/familieleden hier naar toen

    • Neeltje
      Author
      March 12, 2018 / 6:03 pm

      Ja he 🙂 X

  5. March 12, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    Wat ziet dit er ontzettend gezellig uit! Ik ben echt een choco liefhebber dus als ik in de buurt ben ga ik langs!

    • Neeltje
      Author
      March 12, 2018 / 9:07 pm

      Jaa zeker doen! X

  6. March 12, 2018 / 8:01 pm

    Lijkt me een geweldige plek 😀 krijg direct honger van al die smakelijke foto’s 😀

    • Neeltje
      Author
      March 12, 2018 / 9:07 pm

      Jaa is het ook zeker! X

  7. March 12, 2018 / 8:34 pm

    Wauw! Ziet er super leuk uit. En ik krijg er stiekem een beetje honger van haha

    • Neeltje
      Author
      March 12, 2018 / 9:07 pm

      Haha heb ik ook hoor als ik er weer naar kijk 🙂 X

    • Neeltje
      Author
      March 12, 2018 / 9:07 pm

      Thanks! X

    • Neeltje
      Author
      March 12, 2018 / 10:43 pm

      Dat was het ook zeker 🙂 X

  8. March 13, 2018 / 8:17 am

    Ik dacht eerst dat dit in Londen zou zitten, wat apart dat het in Leiden zit gezien alle Engelse woorden!

    • Neeltje
      Author
      March 13, 2018 / 4:01 pm

      Haha, zou zomaar kunnen, maar het is gewoon in Leiden inderdaad 🙂

  9. March 14, 2018 / 8:28 am

    Wat ziet dat er leuk en gezellig uit! Moet ik echt een keer heen 🙂

    Liefs,
    Dascha

    • Neeltje
      Author
      March 14, 2018 / 10:03 am

      Jaa zeker doen 🙂 X

  10. March 16, 2018 / 1:01 am

    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

    • Neeltje
      Author
      March 16, 2018 / 9:07 am

      Ah, I know right! Thank you 🙂 Xx

    • Neeltje
      Author
      March 19, 2018 / 10:42 pm

      Ah! I know right 😉 Xx

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