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A Ceilidh for the West Braes


Pittenweem’s West Braes Project was set up by a committed band of locals to raise funds for the West Braes area at the top of the coastal path in Pittenweem. If you haven’t visited in a while, you may not have seen the absolutely fantastic Mini Golf, all revamped with […]

For the Love of Chocolate


There’s something utterly indulgent about the texture, the taste, the smell of chocolate. Whether you love dark, white, or milk, one bite hits all your senses in one go… It’s not surprising, then, that chocolate – the most sensuous of gifts – is given on Valentine’s day.

But why do […]

Dates for your Diary


This Saturday – 4th February – we’ll be warming up the shoppers at St Andrews’ fabulous Farmer’s Market, in Argyle St (KY16 9BX). Other stalls include fresh, locally grown fruit and veg, delicious cheeses and meats, locally brewed beers, and more.

On Saturday 18th February, you can find us at […]

Toasting the Bard


If you’re hosting supper tonight, you’ve probably got your haggis, neeps and tatties all prepped and ready to go on the stove. Your book of the Bard’s poetry must be close to hand. And a wee dram will most definitely be lined up – you might even sup it in […]

Good vibes to start the year


There’s nothing like starting the year with the lovely words of our recent customers coming in from social media. Here are a few of the most charming that really warmed our hearts in this chilly January weather:
Staff were great, food was really lovely and it was very child friendly […]

Wedding Cheer in the Depths of Winter


In November, we were delighted to be part of a photo shoot with Fife’s new and utterly idyllic wedding venue The Cow Shed, found just outside Crail, in the East Neuk. This converted barn couldn’t make a more romantic venue for your big day, with views out to sea and […]

Happy New Year and Happy TEN Years to US!


Here’s wishing a very Happy New Year to all our wonderful and devoted customers! 2016 was quite a year, and we can't quite believe 2017 has arrived. But with this dawning of a new year comes our 10th year of business here at the Cocoa Tree Café and Pittenweem Chocolate […]


Christmas Day is just a few sleeps away; the tree is up, the lights are twinkling, and the stockings are hung from the mantelpiece.

As always, we’ll be here to see you through the festive season, with a hot chocolate to warm you after your Boxing Day walk, or a […]

Midwinter Lights & Festive Market


This weekend, the Pittenweem Chocolate Company won’t just be at the Cupar Farmer’s Market on Saturday; you’ll also be able to find us at the Falkland Palace Festive Market.

Along with a stunning Midwinter Light display, the impressive palace grounds will be buzzing with festive stalls for great Christmas gift […]