Coast Explorer Magazine - The Explorer's Guide to the Oregon Coast and Washington Coast
Facebook Email Twitter Instagram Pinterest
Read Coastal Explorer Visit Destinations in Coastal Explorer Coastal Explorer Calendar of Events
A World of Chocolate
Published: 09/15/2011
Owner Tim Krupa of the recently opened Chocolate Cafe.
Owner Tim Krupa of the recently opened Chocolate Cafe.

Discover the world through chocolate at the Chocolate Cafe in Cannon Beach.

You don't have to travel the world to taste some of its sweetest rewards. Dr. Tim Krupa and his wife Dawn recently opened The Chocolate Cafe in Cannon Beach, modeled after European cafes the pair visited in Paris and Prague. This cafe gives the Krupas an opportunity to share their worldly experience about chocolate with fellow chocolate lovers here on the coast. A trip to The Chocolate Cafe will not only feed your sweet tooth, it will also feed your curiosity. Chocolate varies drastically in different regions of the world and Dr. Krupa likens cultivating a taste for fine chocolate to developing a taste for fine wine. You must do a lot of tasting and compare varietals from around the world, according to Krupa. (Well, okay, if the doctor insists!) An extra dark chocolate from Colombia, you'll find, has an earthy and very strong chocolate flavor that Krupa calls "an adult chocolate," warning that this one is probably not for the first timer. From Venezuela comes the smoothest and most buttery chocolate. "And, perhaps the most distinctive," says Krupa, "are the chocolates from Indonesia, because they tend to use wood fires to roast their cacao beans, and the chocolate ends up having a slight smoky flavor." Curious about trying some international flavors for yourself? Stop in and you'll be treated to the tastiest of lessons. You'll also find a full display of tempting and beautiful Moonstruck Chocolates, along with the very popular real chocolate milk shakes and hot chocolate, made from melted chocolate. The Chocolate Cafe, Cannon Beach (503) 436-8772 - By Veronica Russell

Give in to that urge to splurge at several unique Cannon Beach shops specializing in women's apparel. With styles and... [read more]
Cannon Beach is pure pleasure to explore, whether you're a shopper or just a browser. In Downtown Cannon Beach, a... [read more]
Check out these 15 great tips to discover the best of Cannon Beach shopping, ranging from the exquisite art of... [read more]
Sponsored Links
  • Cannon Beach
    Featured Destination
    Great restaurants, shopping and Oregon's most famous rock too. There is magic here!
  • DragonFire Gallery
    Cannon Beach Shopping
    Original and affordable collection of jewelry, ceramics, glass and d├ęcor for your house and garden..
  • Sandal Shop Plus Birkenstock
    Cannon Beach Shopping
    Featuring European comfort footwear by Birkenstock. Many styles of sandals, shoes and socks.
  • La Luna Loca
    Cannon Beach Shopping
    Soft knits to unique Leather Handbags, garments and accessories made so you look and feel great.
to Coast Explorer
Subscribe to Coast Explorer Magazine now and don't miss another issue featuring our beautiful photography and design, interesting feature stories and guides to coastal attractions, events, dining, shopping, arts and lodging. Annual subscriptions (3 issues) are only $15