It feels strange mentioning the “C” word it seems so long ago! But we have come back in full force since the Christmas period.

So firstly let us begin by wishing you all a Happy New Year! (we know we’re abit late)

We are very excited about what 2022 will bring for our trainees and The Harrogate Chocolate Factory Café! If you don’t already know, The Harrogate Chocolate Factory Café opened last year, we are located next to the Odeon Cinema. The Café is a training platform for young adults with learning disabilities and autism to gain work skills and experience. This enables trainees to gain independence and achieve employment. 

We have settled into the café now and we are so excited to see our custom grow as we become established in the Harrogate centre. This month you may see us walking around Harrogate town handing out samples of our amazing Harrogate Chocolate Factory chocolate and leaflets with discounts on for our café…so keep your eyes peeled and be sure to say hi!

It is a very exciting time for us at the café, we have a new menu launching and will also be doing monthly specials. This months special is a bacon and brie panini, be sure to come and visit us to try how yummy it is!

We are also super excited to say we now have the chocolate fountain up and running on a Saturday so be sure to bring the children along and enjoy our homemade brownies dipped in our very own chocolate.

You can now follow our café journey on our very own Instagram and Facebook pages, so please follow us if you have any of these social media accounts, you will find us under “The Harrogate Chocolate Factory Café” or @hgatechocfactorycafe.

We are looking forward to the next few months with the trainees as we have some really exciting things planned for the café.

We hope to see you all very soon! 


Meet our trainee Will!

Hello my name is Will,

I enjoy working at the café I have been able to learn a lot since I came back after Christmas as we’ve been quiet.

I have been working on a Monday and Tuesday in the café and I have learnt how to make a latte and a cappuccino independently.

I like serving customers I am very happy to have a chat and I am happy to help whenever I can.

I like to make coffees the best so If you would like a coffee I am very good at making these for you.

I look forward to seeing you all in the café soon.

 William lake