470 Adelaide Road, Berhampore, Wellington
There are plenty of breweries and coffee roasters in Wellington where you can watch the process from raw materials to finished products happen before your eyes. Baron Hasselhoff’s in Berhampore allows you to do that with chocolate. You can watch your future chocolate treat made from bean to bar. The café and shop have a workshop where you can view the whole fascinating process. Stone grinders (called melangers) break down cacao beans into a smooth, flowing paste. That paste becomes a luxurious, decadent sweet chocolate treat.
Founded in 2012 by Clayton McErlane, Baron Hasselhoff’s has developed into a thriving chocolatier. It offers a wide range of products sold across Aotearoa. At the café, you can sample the bean-to-bar creations and fresh baking along with hot chocolate made from scratch. There is also a sugar-free cacao tea, and a delicious coffee and chocolate combo with help from neighbouring Rich Coffee Roasters.