We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Mink - A Chocolate Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Downtown
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
863 Hastings Street West, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3N9, Canada
+1 866-283-5181
Website
Today
10:00 - 18:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 94: English reviews
Singapore
Level Contributor
57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by on a snowy day -- rare in Vancouver. -- for hot chocolate. I had the 70% cacao, which was good and -- rarely for North America-- not too sweet. The 35% cacao, which my partner had, is a more milky and sweeter chocolate, and went down well -- if that's to your taste. The cafe itself isn't anything... More 

Helpful?
Thank Philip6262
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Cozy little spot for something a little different than the usual vancouver coffee experience.very kid friendly. Best latte I have had in years. Kids all loved the hot chocolate.free chocolate with every order. I didn't know that and tried to buy a chocolate for the kids and the owner said 'don't bother, there is a tray of sample chocolates over... More 

Helpful?
Thank Findlay Q
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A rare treat. Have the 'London Fog' if you want something delicious and unusual. Their tea and chocolate blend menu is worth the visit alone.

Helpful?
Thank demon65super
Squamish, Canada
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I visited on a cold morning last year for a peppermint-spiked dark hot chocolate. The cafe is in a quiet but lovely corner tucked away near the waterfront downtown, looking over a courtyard; a nice place to sit without being near traffic. Though not the very top of my list of best hot chocolates I've ever had, it was quite... More 

Helpful?
Thank aogomes1
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is what Koko Monk wants to be but isn't. Mink chocolates are delicious and the coffee is not bad. Have a hot chocolate and say a few witty things on a first date. Fellas: if you take a girl here she will know you have good taste and have some class. Kind of pricey but that goes with the... More 

Helpful?
Thank RayValley
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
210 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We dropped in an a rainy day for something hot. Nice interior design with nice people, interesting hand made chocolates are in the store.

Helpful?
Thank Kaviana
Syracuse, New York
Level Contributor
87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The chocolate was excellent, but what sealed the deal was the hot chocolate. This was one of the best beverages of our 13 day trip!

Helpful?
Thank The_Traveling_Ben
Como
Level Contributor
32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice coffee and chocolate shop in Vancouver. We had one of their chocolate fondues which was very nice. The chocolate was thinner than I expected but it looked and tasted great. Washed down with a couple of lattes and a nice sample of dark chocolate miniatures which where very good too. Well worth a visit.

Helpful?
Thank Hightower257
Level Contributor
49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Convenient location for downtown business meeting. Great coffee. Award winning chocolate as a bonus. You get a chocolate wafer with your coffee - just drop it in the cup!

Helpful?
Thank Mark S
London
Level Contributor
128 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Quite simply one of the best lattes and hot chocolates (we went for the milk chocolate with cinnamon) we have ever had. The coffee was strong and deliciously bitter. The hot chocolate tasted like an angel had made it - creamy, homely and just the right amount of sweetness. Definitely worth popping in for!

Helpful?
Thank samsamaUK

Travellers who viewed Mink - A Chocolate Cafe also viewed

Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
 
Vancouver, British Columbia
 
Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
 

Been to Mink - A Chocolate Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
Monday
07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 18:00
Thursday
07:30 - 18:00
Friday
07:30 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 863 Hastings Street West, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3N9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 866-283-5181

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Mink - A Chocolate Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown

Neighbourhood Profile
Downtown
Vancouver's business district, the Downtown area is bustling with smartly-dressed folks balancing their lattes and briefcases to and from work. The area's plethora of contemporary commercial, residential, and corporate spaces has bred a landscape of nouveau restaurants, chain cafes, and upmarket shopping options. However, located right on the waterfront of Vancouver's energetic Harbour, Downtown is a also popular public meeting spot, with a massive public library and convention center attracting a bevy of visitors both local and not, as well as a hotspot for the arts, being home to some of Vancouver's most cutting-edge galleries. With behemoth architecture and a professional air, Downtown means business.
Explore this neighbourhood