Looking for a sweet treat in the heart of Indianapolis downtown? Look no further than the delectable confectionery cafe located on Monument Circle: Indianapolis’ own Chocolate Cafe. Located close to South Meridian Street across from the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in the heart of the Circle City, the Chocolate Cafe is the perfect place to unwind with an ice cream cone or a chocolate covered anything. This Midwest based business has several locations around Indiana and in Ohio and Michigan, but their most famous location is nestled on Monument Circle.
Founded in 1991 from humble beginnings, the Chocolate Cafe is owned by the South Bend Chocolate Company. SBCC began as a second business for Mark Tarner and his wife. By 1994, the company was incorporated. Today, the small little confectioner shop has grown into itself. With ten company-owned stores in northern Indiana and ten franchised locations in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, this Indiana business finds its head quarters in South Bend, Indiana.
It’s first license to make chocolates came from the University of Notre Dame, where the shop specialized in Domers (a silky whipped chocolate truffle), Rocknes (a confectionery creation including a mound of premium chocolate blended with coconut, almond and cherry flavoring) and chocolate covered nuts. Now the South Bend Chocolate Company makes licensed chocolates for Indiana University, Purdue University and Michigan University. They also wholesale their high-quality line of chocolates to confectionery stores, gift shops, gourmet food stores, coffee shops and gift basket companies across the United States.
The range of sweets at the Chocolate Cafe will knock your socks off. Walking into this decadent store is enough to add inches to your waist line. But how can you possibly resist these luscious treats?
Celebrate your student or favorite college team with a chocolate gift bearing the school’s logo from the South Bend Chocolate Company’s “University Collection.” Find a gift for everyone be it a personal friend or a corporate partner. From malted milk balls to double dipped peanuts, from chocolate covered raisins to candied coffee beans, from peanut butter melt aways to old fashion toffee, the Chocolate Cafe offers a wide range of chocolaty treats.
Take a taste of dozens of fudge flavors. Wrap your lips around a range of chocolate truffle treats. Get ooey-gooey with caramels. Or satisfy your sweet tooth with home-churned ice cream. Get one scoop or two depending on your mood. Cone or cup? The Chocolate Cafe has got you covered.
Enjoy a night on the town with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at the Hilbert Circle Theater or take in a show at the Indiana Repertory Theater. Or enjoy fine dining at any of these Indianapolis restaurants. Then head to the Chocolate Cafe to make your evening even more nectarous. Don’t miss your chance to grab a sweet treat at this Indianapolis attraction. The Chocolate Cafe is the go-to place in Indianapolis downtown for gourmet chocolate, candy, ice cream and anything sugary. Looking for more info? Check out our photos and pictures of the Chocolate Cafe. Or visit their website below.
The Chocolate Cafe
20 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204