About Us

Our Story

Chocolate Brown opened over 30 years ago in the deep South: several moves and a change of hands has seen it become a Warkworth institution for more than a decade now. We still sell the world-famous-in-NZ Southland Cheese Rolls in our cafe as a nod to our history!

We are an award-winning Chocolate Boutique, having won numerous awards at the New Zealand Chocolate Awards. The Chocolaterie hand makes its beautiful award-winning chocolates on site every day from the finest gourmet Callebaut couverture & the freshest of New Zealand's real butter & cream along with other ingredients & decorations sourced from passionate growers, manufacturers & suppliers.

We love the old building where we are based - it used to be a garage, and locals often come in and point out where the car pit used to be, or the dent in the concrete where the hoist fell off its chain once! It’s now a comfortable, friendly place and we enjoy welcoming a variety of customers, from local regulars to visitors from further afield. The Matakana Coast has so much to offer and it’s the perfect destination for a day trip from Auckland.