Chocolate heaven at Cacao Sampaka

I’m not a great chocolate fan but even I was impressed by Cacao Sampaka. This establishment, just off the Plaza Santa Bárbara in c/ Orellana, combines a chocolate shop with a coffee shop. In the shop you can view all sorts of chocolate, from many different countries and of different types. The chocolate is displayed in glass cabinets, much like in a museum, and you can purchase boxes of it from the counter. Other items on display include recipe books and books on the history of chocolate, cooking utensils and even chocolate candles and incense!! The coffee shop sells thick cups of chocolate – a hot favourite (oops!) in Madrid at this time of year and various chocolate cakes and desserts.

Metro: Alonso Martínez

5 thoughts on “Chocolate heaven at Cacao Sampaka

  • March 10, 2004 at 5:00 pm
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    Do you know if it is possible to order chocolates from Sampaka on line? A friend brought some back from Barcelona and they were fantastic! Thank you.

  • May 20, 2004 at 1:57 am
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    I would also like to know how to purchase online- if anyone knows out there, please do tell

  • October 13, 2005 at 10:31 am
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    I´m sure you can order chocolate if you live in a city which has a shop of Cacao Sampaka.
    I live in Madrid, but I do haver ordered chocolates for a friend in Barcelona.
    greetings from Madrid!

  • November 26, 2006 at 10:16 pm
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    what means Sampaka , is there any meaning in any language for that word or is it just a name the owner came up with ?
    thanks
    eric

  • October 27, 2008 at 1:01 pm
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    Our customers from the United States include this shop as a “must visit” during their visits to Madrid just as the Royal Palace or El Prado Museum. All of them agree it is the best chocolate they have had in their lifes.

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