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Did Somebody Say Chocolate?


July 7th - World Chocolate Day! The day chocolate lovers around the world can indulge in their favourite treat without any feeling of guilt whatsoever. 

Today chocolate is acceptable no matter the time of day. Therefore, we have rounded up our favorite places in Birmingham to find your chocolate fix.

The Little Dessert Shop

Discover the nation’s favourite Little Dessert Shop Restaurant. Located in The Bullring, The Little Dessert Shop is the perfect stop for you to indulge in your favourite chocolate-covered waffles and crepes, after hitting the shops. Offering you the finest dessert experience, their menu is overflowing with delicious chocolate options, you'll be spoilt for choice.

Marsin Bakers

You'll find Marsin Bakers in the village of Hockley Heath. A true neighborhood bakery that uses only the finest natural ingredients. Their baked goods are freshly made by hand every day with patience, allowing time to prove to create full-flavoured items. From yummy pastries to scrumptious cakes, Marsin Bakers is a great independent to get your chocolate fix.

XO Patisserie

Simpson's at home presents XO Patisserie. They are offering a selection of petit gateaux made by 2018 Bake Off: The Professionals finalist Bharat Chandegra! With Macaroons and Eclairs, featuring a mouth-watering array of flavours, such as Salted Caramel, PB&J and Chocolate, and Vanilla, their menu selection is changing weekly, so keep checking back for new creations.

Cocoa by Ali

All your chocolate dreams will come true at Cocoa by Ali. Think warm golden pancakes with gooey hot chocolate and hazelnut sauce. You only have to take a peek at their Instagram to be transported to chocolate heaven. Based near The Mailbox, Cocoa by Ali is also an Inatagrammable hot spot with their gorgeous interior, to capture amongst your chocolatey goodness.


The home of deliciously decadent desserts, serving you everything from heavenly puddings to devilish desserts, Pirlo's menu offers sugar heaven. Their desserts will meet all your chocolate needs and your taste buds will be grateful for their chocolate indulgence. We can't think of a better excuse than World Chocolate Day to treat yourself at Pirlo's.

1683 Chocolate Place

In Solihull, you'll find luxury handcrafted chocolates created by 20-year-old Chocolatier Joesph Vaughan. Opening 1683 Chocolate Place in 2015 at the age of 16, Joseph and his team produce beautiful boxes of chocolates, perfect for those of you with a sweet tooth and an eye for luxury handcrafted chocolate. These are a real treat, perfect for World Chocolate Day!

Next stop, chocolate heaven!


Posted by Ahmed Ahmed