This Dorćol-based shop/confectionery is the first and only place in Belgrade where you can get bean-to-bar chocolate. Its cheeky name gives off the air of a sweet atmosphere which this place preserves: soft lights and pastel walls give the impression of a minimalist fairy-tale-like sweet corner. The cutlery, plates, mugs and glasses have obviously been collected at flea markets, while all the details in the interior have been well-chosen and designed.
And now, the chocolate! Here you can find many different tastes of craft pieces, from Mexico to Africa, but there are also a few home-made kinds of chocolate (I wouldn’t dare recommend one before another, but the salted-almond-white one is my favorite). The high-quality coffee makes more of a tasty combination next to any of the chocolate treats, but what I believe will keep people coming back is the hot chocolate (classic, with pepper, salt or forest fruit), and the cold liquid chocolate, which should simply be tasted and not described.
“Valentina i Karanfil” is a tiny spot, but it is never crowded; if you need some peace and quiet, and of course, if you crave chocolate, come straight here. Even if you happen to pass by in the evening, you can skip coffee and eat chocolate with a very good glass of wine or pair it with craft beer! In the end, if you are looking for a present, you can find custom-made T-shirts, sweaters and tote bags with the word chocolate on them in different languages.