Bischofsweg 28, 01099 Dresden, open Tuesday to Friday 12 noon – 6pm, Saturday/Sunday 11am – 6pm
Konditorei Kreutzkamm has been in business since 1825, making it the oldest family-run café in Dresden. Consequently, tradition counts for a lot, so don’t expect any experimental recipes here. For drinking chocolate, the main ingredient is boiled in the milk, in classic fashion. If you like your cocoa with a dash of chili, cinnamon or onion, then you’ve probably come to the wrong place.
Altmarkt 25, 01067 Dresden, open Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 9pm, Sundays and public holidays 12 noon – 6pm
3 Nibs Cacao
Every language should have a name for the fine chips that are created when grating chocolate. Spanish has the beautiful word ‘nibs’. Nibs Dresden has its fifth anniversary in 2018, an occasion worthy of celebration. For example, with the Nibs classic Churros con Chocolate español, a fried pastry smothered in a creamy sauce made from 100% chocolate and sugar. Also on the Nibs menu, of course, are white and whole milk cocoa and variants such as marzipan and mint chocolate. Children – and intrepid adults too – will want to indulge in the ‘American Dream’ (with marshmallows).
Kamenzer Strasse 42, 01099 Dresden, open Monday to Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 1pm to 7pm, Thursday and Sunday 2pm to 7pm
4 Sächsische Schokoladenmanufaktur
Since 2004, Sächsische Schokoladenmanufaktur (Saxon Chocolate Manufactory) has been specialising in the production of fine chocolates and cocoa. This small-scale craft chocolatier also sells fondues, spreads, pies and lollipops via its online shop. Customers who wish to sample the wares on site can do so in the café that Schokoladenmanufaktur opened in spring 2016 at their new location in the former Ludwig Richter school building in Heidenau. The cocoa products on offer range from the child-friendly full-milk version to Dunkel 85% pur (Pure dark 85%) and specialities such as Sächsische Schokolade mit Eierlikör (Saxon chocolate with eggnog). The Schokoladenmanufaktur experience is not complete without a slice of home-baked cake or flan.