Chocolate is absolutely one of my favourite treats and I think that if you are going to indulge, then do it right. Don’t just pick up any old chocolate bar from your local service station, visit one of Vorarlberg’s amazing chocolate shops that will definitely challenge your will power not to leave without buying their entire stock.
Kirchstraße 12, Bregenz
Xocolat is an Austrian specialist for the finest chocolate. Originating in Vienna they now have shops all across Austria including Vorarlberg since 2016. Martina, the owner and originally from Vorarlberg, led production in Xocolat Vienna for five years, developing a lot of the Xocolat products. Be ready for some pure indulgence here with beautifully crafted chocolate bars, hand-rolled truffles and homemade pralines. They also offer workshops and courses for all those chocoholics out their.
Schlossplatz 10, Hohenems
This family run chocolate manufacturer is both a shop and a cafe, which you will discover if you ever make it through the shop with all of the deliciously tempting chocolates on display. They are very conscious of the environment and of only supporting cocoa plantations where they offer good working conditions and a quality raw material to maximise on taste. They also try to utilise as many local ingredients as possible from the Bodensee region. Their chocolate bars not only taste damn good, but look so beautiful. Think rum and coconut, honey and almond and white chocolate with strawberries.
Schießstätte 8, Feldkirch
All of their chocolates are homemade and one of their pralines has actually won an international award. As the seasons change so do their chocolates and so you are always in for something new. They also make cakes, tarts and all kinds of desserts and so if you have an occasion drop them a line and they will be more than willing to help and their is no limit to their creativity. Schokomus is even open on Sunday afternoons for you.
Kornmarktplatz 4, Bregenz
This cafe in Kornmarktplatz in Bregenz is not only a fantastic cafe for a good coffee and a delectable piece of cake, but they also have over 30 different types of chocolate bars and 40 types of pralines made exclusively for them in their chocolate manufacturer.
Marktstrasse 41, Dornbirn
This great little cafe is a real hidden gem in Dornbirn and not only allows you to sample and buy some of the best coffee in Vorarlberg, but also offers specialty dark chocolate from selected chocolate manufacturers from around the world.
Meschach 17, Götzis
Do you want to have your very own personlised chocolates made? Or do you want to learn how to make chocolates yourself? Then Fessler is the place to go.