- $20 toward gourmet hot chocolate, wine, and more at ACKC Cocoa Bar
- Good at two locations: Alexandria, VA and Washington, DC
- View café menu
- May also use toward the wine bar, special events, classes, and confections
- Great for gifts
- Also a gallery for co-owner Eric Nelson’s artwork
- Not valid for online purchases.
The media is sweet on ACKC with mentions in the Washington Post, the Washington Times, and Metromix, among others: > * With case-upon-case of handmade truffles and a dessert menu rife with such vices as chocolate fondue, cheese and chocolate plates, dipped pretzels and more, this cocoa bar oozes love for divas of days gone by and all things chocolate. – Molly V. Strzelecki, Metromix > * The decor also sets ACKC apart. Mr. Nelson creates most of the wall artwork and also the hand-painted cafe tables (all of which are for sale). – Karen Goldberg Goff, Washington Times
Part art gallery, part cocoa bar, Artfully Chocolate was established in 2007 when owner Eric Nelson quit his job as an executive in order to pursue his artistic passions. Needing a little something extra to draw attention to his shop and unwilling to sound a tornado siren after every purchase, Eric called on the services of a friend and chocolatier who helped infuse the colorful gallery with a sweet allure.
Today, Artfully Chocolate delights customers with artful masterpieces parading across the walls, and a culinary expertise revealed in sips and bites of decadent drinks and pastries. Travel and Leisure has also named Artfully Chocolate as one of the nation's best places to get hot chocolate. They also host tasting classes, including a wine- and chocolate-pairing class, chocolate-tasting class, and art classes with chocolate and wine.