Feb. 02, 2023 UPDATE
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Bite-sized Chocolates Topped with Cute Illustrations
Based out of Brooklyn, New York, MarieBelle is a gourmet chocolatier. However, while they might be a chocolatier, at their Kyoto location, they offer a café with a morning (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.) and lunch (12 p.m. on) menu where you can sit down for a bite to eat. Sitting inside a traditional Kyoto machiya townhouse, MarieBelle Kyoto is decorated with antique western furniture and chandeliers that give its interior a gorgeous, high-class atmosphere. At the store’s café, you can enjoy bits to eat and chocolate-based desserts. However, what the store is likely most well-known for are their “SIGNATURE ART GANACHE,” which edible works of art – beautiful as they are delicious. MarieBelle’s range of other items that utilize only the finest cacao are must-tries as well.
GANACHE SET / ¥1,520～ (inc. tax) *with your drink of choice
MarieBelle Kyoto’s GANACHE SET gives you both a drink and your choice of SIGNATURE ART GANACHE from the 30 available. It’s recommended that you choose the SIGNATURE ART GANACHE that you like the look of best and then choosing the drink that best suits it.
GELATO / ¥1,430 (inc. tax)
Choose two flavors from the 10 available, which include MILK CHOCOLATE and CARAMEL. As MarieBelle is a chocolatier, we recommend getting at least one chocolate flavor. The gelato of the day comes with some small baked goods and a chocolate.
HOT CHOCOLATE / ¥1,210 – ¥1,430 (inc. tax)
MarieBelle’s HOT CHOCOLATE comes in four different flavors, The original product, AZTEC, is a 65% cacao product that allows you to enjoy the aroma of cacao. You can choose from three different extraction methods. (European style for a rich taste, American style to dilute the chocolate with milk, etc.) You can also tell the staff your preferences are and leave it to them to choose for you too.
How to Order
English explanations and backstories of the SIGNATURE ART GANACHE flavors can be found on the menu.
They make for pretty interesting reads, so we highly recommend giving them a good look.
- Order Tips -
You can buy the SIGNATURE ART GANACHE chocolates and drinks that you enjoyed at the café inside MarieBelle’s store. If you find something that you like, then don’t pass up the opportunity to get it to take home.