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Mink Chocolates Cafe

863 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6C3N9
Tel: (604) 633-2451
Neighbourhood: Central

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chocolicious
By chasiubow of North Van (675 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, September 23, 2008 - 10:39am [Dine in]

I wanted to get a pick-me-up for a colleague who was fighting a cold, and so I ventured into Mink for something hot chocolaty. They place was nice inside, and the server/manager was eager to tell me about all the tasty treats they had in the store. By the time he finished talking, I decided to get a second drink for myself. I noticed that they have a good selection of chocolates and chocolaty drinks, but they also do Belgian waffles and coffees.

I had planned on savoring my hot chocolate, but it was so good I gulped it down despite the scalding temperature. It was great. Normally I would balk at a 5 dollar cup of anything, but I could taste where my money went.

I will be back for some waffle action next time.

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I died and went to chocolate heaven
By pookiebear of UBC (46 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, January 22, 2010 - 11:39am [Dine in]

Minks is a chocolate/coffee shop located near waterfront station. I came here with a friend one day after work and we shared the chocolate chai fog drink with milk chocolate and a dark chocolate fondue. The chai fog was excellent and I have not seen this drink anywhere else. Each drink comes with a piece of Mink's chocolate on the side. The fondue was also excellent with decadent creamy dark chocolate and it came with pieces of cake and fresh cut up fruits (bananas, mandarin oranges, apples). Aside from fondue, they also have waffles and other pastries.

The place was very clean and service was very friendly. Price is a little steep (my medium sized drink was almost $5) but I can't get this drink anywhere else, and the chocolate fondue was divine. My only dislike is that they close early at 6pm everyday.

If you want a nice and quiet place to chat and not go to the usual chain coffee shops, I would highly recommend this place.

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Blech!
By suparnikkay of Port Moody (2 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 1, 2011 - 12:43am [Dine in]

I ordered a chocolate fondue with came with apples, bananas, strawberries and cake. The price came out to around $9.00 which I thought wasn't bad for such a yummy dessert. This place left something to be desired however. The chocolate tasted like it had been watered down - gross and it was cold :S I'm not sure why they even had the tea light candle it didn't do anything at all. Very disgusting - I would have asked for my money back but the fruit and cake on its own was quite good but I don't think I'll ever go back to a chocolate shop if their chocolate is that disgusting.

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Worst Customer Service Ever Experienced
By F o o d i e of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, August 16, 2013 - 1:27am [Dine in]

My boyfriend and I came here to get some smores fondue. My bf ordered it but then they brought over the normal fruit fondue. We told them that we ordered the smores fondue, however after the waiter didnt know what to do, the manager comes over and says he can give us smores fondue for half off but we keep the fruits fondue? Which means he expected us to pay AGAIN for their mistake? He starts saying he swears on blahblahblah that he for sure heard from beside the cashier that we said regular fondue. But I CLEARLY came here to get the smores fondue, and only that, it was clear and they messed up. He said he wouldn't throw away that dish he's already made us, what I don't understand is, there were maybe 4 pieces of bread, 1/4 of an apple, 4 pieces of a tangerine and some bananas, so I dont see what was so difficult with leaving the chocolate behind and bringing over 6 marshmallows and 12 graham crackers. (PLUS if I wanted fruits and bread fondue, I could have easily gone to capstone for the same price for an all you can eat fondue where they would have given me an unlimited amount of fruits and amazing chocolate) At that point, the manager had gone on and on not budging about anything, and I could see that people were starting to stare but he didnt care at all. I said I came here for the smores fondue and that I didnt want this, but everything was already paid for. I am 100% certain that we said smores fondue, so for him to not throw away maybe $1 worth of fruits and just bring over some dollarama marshmallows and crackers, I was disgusted by his service. We ended up leaving it all behind, after already having paid, and just left it all there. And to make sure he doesnt reuse his precious $1 amount of fruits, I forked them all. I was so very excited to finally get here, even though I had heard about bad customer service, I did not expect this to happen. I didn't even want to stay and eat the food I had already paid for, I think that shows how horrible this manager was. The customer is always right, I know that saying doesnt always work, but in this case, we were. What a cheap ass. I am disgusted by him. I wish he would leave the room so I could go and enjoy some smores. He is the only reason I will not go back. The shit that manager would do to make 5 more dollars, even after his workers clearly made the mistake, and were too scared to admit it to him. Pathetic service.

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Not My Type of Hot Chocolate
By NNN of Vancouver (22 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 10:21am [Dine in]

I had the $5/cup hot chocolate too, but unlike the previous reviewer, I felt like complaining.
It was quite milky, and I did not taste too much chocolate in the hot chocolate.
The piece of chocolate that came with the drink was delicious, though, I prefer $3/cup hot chocolate from Starbucks to Mink's hot chocolate.

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