Chocaffinitea – Fresh Coffee and a Platter of Raw Vegan Desserts  

I first noticed Chocaffinitea (103 Gloucester Road) a couple of weeks ago when I was wandering the North Laines one weekend.  It’s such a gorgeous little place, with the most amazing coffee, tea, chocolate & raw desserts.  The owners Paul & Heather are so friendly and knowledgeable, it’s fast become one of our favourite places to grab a coffee & chill out with a bit of people watching!

A cafe with a conscience, Chocaffinitea aims to change the perception that Chocolate, Coffee & Tea are unhealthy guilty pleasures, instead offering  high quality artisan products, baked goods & raw deserts (made by Heather herself each day!) that are full of flavour and nourishing benefits.

I’d never had raw deserts before, but the idea of guilt-free sweets sounded too good to miss, so being the greedy girl I am I decided on not one dessert, but a mini platter!

 

The raw platter, pretty and tasty!
The raw platter, pretty and tasty!

 

I was not disappointed by my first raw vegan experience! These were such beautiful desserts and so delicious. The texture of the nut & date bases were satisfying & felt wholesome, & the toppings were rich & creamy.

My raw platter had:

Mango Lassi Cheesecake made from cashew nut cream.

Cacao &  Coffee infused cheesecake.

Cacao brownie infused with orange.

Cacao brownie with avocado frosting.

And a cute raw cacao heart. 🙂

My favourite was the mango lassi cheesecake, fresh flavours I had never had before, & the little heart, absolutely gorgeous and melted quicker that any chocolate I’ve ever eaten.

 

Up close and raw!
Up close and raw!
Heather makes all the raw deserts each morning, and will chat to you about the ingredients and recipes.
Heather makes all the raw desserts each morning, & will chat to you about the ingredients and recipes.

We washed it down with coffee & Madagascan hot chocolate. Chocaffinitea bring in lots of different coffees so you can smell & pick the one you fancy that day, it had such a pure taste we didn’t need to add any milk or sugar – surprising for my boyfriend who always adds sugar to it! I had the hot chocolate, very different from the regular stuff, with a yummy spicy little kick.

There’s also tons of great products to buy, soft drinks in beautiful bottles, extensive ranges of tea and coffee, & of course more chocolate – even vegan white chocolate!

 

A selection of Chocaffinitea's  ethically sourced quality single origin Chocolate.

A selection of Chocaffinitea’s ethically sourced quality single origin chocolate.

 

I was drawn to the pretty packaging of these Marou bars - so shiny!
I was drawn to the pretty packaging of these Marou bars – so shiny!

So if you are a fan of raw desserts – or like me you haven’t ever had them before, I’d really recommend you pop over to Chocaffinitea and give it a go! You will meet lovely people and leave with a happy tummy and happy heart – and maybe even a few pretty bars of chocolate!

Chocaffinitea can be found at 103 Gloucester Road, Brighton, BN1 4AP

Like my blog or have something to say about raw vegan food? Join me on facebook at katieeatsvegan & on instagram   -I’d love to chat to you!

Katie xx

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