Moonstruck Chocolate Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 526 NW 23rd Ave

    Portland, OR 97210

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  • 503-542-3400

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Hours
Sun 9am-9pm, Mon-Thu 8am-10pm, Fri-Sat 8am-11pm
3.9375 16
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The chocolate be not cheap, but it be tasty. My favorite has been the hot chocolate. It's dreamy and creamy and amazing. Have the big size. Trust me.

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★★★★★

The chocolate be not cheap, but it be tasty. My favorite has been the hot chocolate. It's dreamy and creamy and amazing. Have the big size. Trust me.

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The employees were annoying they wont stop bothering you ever ! They need to get girls in there with real smiles not creepy fake ones. The chocolate looks beautiful but taste plan and charge way to much. The one in down town is better than the one on 23

0
★☆☆☆☆

The employees were annoying they wont stop bothering you ever ! They need to get girls in there with real smiles not creepy fake ones. The chocolate looks beautiful but taste plan and charge way to much. The one in down town is better than the one on 23

Pros: ok chocolate

Cons: price, employees

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I've sampled chocolate from all over the world so I was excited to hear about having a boutique chocolate shop so close by. After sampling a wide range of their chocolates I was left very disappointed. Moonstruck chocolate looks amazing and I have to think that many people just think of chocolate and look at the presentation and assume it must be good. Unfortunately, what really matters is the taste and Moonstruck just doesn't live up to the hype. You may not be spitting your choices back on to your plate but with each new piece I was just left thinking is that all there is? If you were to do a blind taste test did not get sucked in by the presentation you would be saying the same thing. I'll be saving my calories for chocolate that actually tastes good instead of just looks good.

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★★☆☆☆

I've sampled chocolate from all over the world so I was excited to hear about having a boutique chocolate shop so close by. After sampling a wide range of their chocolates I was left very disappointed. Moonstruck chocolate looks amazing and I have to think that many people just think of chocolate and look at the presentation and assume it must be good. Unfortunately, what really matters is the taste and Moonstruck just doesn't live up to the hype. You may not be spitting your choices back on to your plate but with each new piece I was just left thinking is that all there is? If you were to do a blind taste test did not get sucked in by the presentation you would be saying the same thing. I'll be saving my calories for chocolate that actually tastes good instead of just looks good.

Pros: Looks amazing

Cons: Tastes average, doesn't live up to high priced chocolate

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This is one of the best chocolate shops that I know of. They might be on the spendy side but I don't care. I rarely ever east any sweets or candies so I pick them up for someone else in my household. Every time I am in Portland for business my wife asks me to drive all the way across the entire city to pick up a truffel for her. The last time I was in town I had to pick up twelve two-piece boxes for my wife's group and I didn't pick the same chocolate twice.
The coffee is great too and I myself like dark coffee with nothing added; here I will order a mocha. Guys, if you are in the dog house, go pick up a box of these and bring them home. Instantly you are a hero.

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★★★★★

This is one of the best chocolate shops that I know of. They might be on the spendy side but I don't care. I rarely ever east any sweets or candies so I pick them up for someone else in my household. Every time I am in Portland for business my wife asks me to drive all the way across the entire city to pick up a truffel for her. The last time I was in town I had to pick up twelve two-piece boxes for my wife's group and I didn't pick the same chocolate twice.
The coffee is great too and I myself like dark coffee with nothing added; here I will order a mocha. Guys, if you are in the dog house, go pick up a box of these and bring them home. Instantly you are a hero.

Pros: coffees are great

Cons: they have gabbed my leg off a few times; but I liked that too...

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I hope their very high prices are congruent with the employee wages but I suspect they are not. There are many Oregon Chocolatiers that I prefer to support. It's important to me to avoid large corporate businesses which create an impersonal and watered down experience, and to my disappointment this is what moonstruck has become. Over time I have noticed a decline in Moonstruck's originality and individualism. It appears to me that they are cashing in on the corporate "chain" model. This has become most apparent in the last few months. The service has become generic, the employees all look the the same and seem to say the exact same thing, overly desperate to sell. You can tell the difference between employees that are happy in a structured environment vs Moonstruck employees, constantly trying to cooperate with policy's losing all tact, charm and personality. It's unfortunate that a once great Portland company has developed into what all of us are so tired of.....another chain. It seems incredibly hypocritical to make one's money from creative, artistic products and have the same people saying the same thing in the same stores that all look exactly the same worked by the same people that all look exactly the same..... The colors and patterns in all their stores are reminiscent of the coffee places we see on every corner. I'll never go back nor would I ever take a visitor there, there are too many authentic Portland based businesses that haven't sold out. Portland is about individuals being individual. Too bad...they were a cool P-town biz once, perhaps a new local chocolate company will spring up. One we can be proud of. One that actually represents Portland in it's true form. The new Moonstruck "mold" works everywhere. Great for them, no good for us!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I hope their very high prices are congruent with the employee wages but I suspect they are not. There are many Oregon Chocolatiers that I prefer to support. It's important to me to avoid large corporate businesses which create an impersonal and watered down experience, and to my disappointment this is what moonstruck has become. Over time I have noticed a decline in Moonstruck's originality and individualism. It appears to me that they are cashing in on the corporate "chain" model. This has become most apparent in the last few months. The service has become generic, the employees all look the the same and seem to say the exact same thing, overly desperate to sell. You can tell the difference between employees that are happy in a structured environment vs Moonstruck employees, constantly trying to cooperate with policy's losing all tact, charm and personality. It's unfortunate that a once great Portland company has developed into what all of us are so tired of.....another chain. It seems incredibly hypocritical to make one's money from creative, artistic products and have the same people saying the same thing in the same stores that all look exactly the same worked by the same people that all look exactly the same..... The colors and patterns in all their stores are reminiscent of the coffee places we see on every corner. I'll never go back nor would I ever take a visitor there, there are too many authentic Portland based businesses that haven't sold out. Portland is about individuals being individual. Too bad...they were a cool P-town biz once, perhaps a new local chocolate company will spring up. One we can be proud of. One that actually represents Portland in it's true form. The new Moonstruck "mold" works everywhere. Great for them, no good for us!!!

Pros: Clean cafe chain look and feel (if you like that)

Cons: No character

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I have only recently tried Moonstruck Chocolate Cafe but will tell you that it is wonderful. The chocolate chai was delicious and there are so many wonderful chocolates and truffles to choose from. The wide array of drinks ensures that I will visit again soon. The atmosphere is warm and cozy, a great place to curl up with a book or have afternoon conversations with a friend. The service that I received was friendly and prompt. It is a wonderful place for any chocolate lover!

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★★★★☆

I have only recently tried Moonstruck Chocolate Cafe but will tell you that it is wonderful. The chocolate chai was delicious and there are so many wonderful chocolates and truffles to choose from. The wide array of drinks ensures that I will visit again soon. The atmosphere is warm and cozy, a great place to curl up with a book or have afternoon conversations with a friend. The service that I received was friendly and prompt. It is a wonderful place for any chocolate lover!

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This is good chocolate, but no way on earth should they be charging $2 per piece! Give me a break!

I ordered two pieces. One was unremarkable, in fact, I can't even remember what flavor it was now, and it was just 4 days ago. The other was dark chocolate with hazelnuts, which was much better, but at a buck a bite, sorry, no way.

1
★★★☆☆

This is good chocolate, but no way on earth should they be charging $2 per piece! Give me a break!

I ordered two pieces. One was unremarkable, in fact, I can't even remember what flavor it was now, and it was just 4 days ago. The other was dark chocolate with hazelnuts, which was much better, but at a buck a bite, sorry, no way.

Pros: window shopping is fun

Cons: too expensive

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Moonstruck is a great place to take your mother. It serves up about 30 different kinds of chocolate truffles that have to be the best I have ever had! And if you like your espresso drink to taste like dessert in a cup than you are in luck. They have an orange chocolate mocha that is delicious and for the non coffee/non chocolate folk, you can even get a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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★★★★☆

Moonstruck is a great place to take your mother. It serves up about 30 different kinds of chocolate truffles that have to be the best I have ever had! And if you like your espresso drink to taste like dessert in a cup than you are in luck. They have an orange chocolate mocha that is delicious and for the non coffee/non chocolate folk, you can even get a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Pros: Really good truffles, great hours (open late), and delicious espresso drinks!

Cons: Kind of expensive for such a small amount of chocolate.

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The chocolates are good but they are not superb by any stretch of the imagination. They have the
same waxy coating that I associate with Godiva which people also rave about. Teuscher is much better.

1
★★★☆☆

The chocolates are good but they are not superb by any stretch of the imagination. They have the
same waxy coating that I associate with Godiva which people also rave about. Teuscher is much better.

Pros: Chocolates are good

Cons: Parking

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Super chocolate: not for the faint-hearted. If you like it dark and bittersweet, this is the goods. The only downside is the spendier-than-pehaps-it-should-be prices... c'mon, this is PORTLAND, not LA!! The staff is edgy and funny, though with that apathetic, ever so slightly cooler-than-thou demeanor that seems to plague all the service industries in our charming town. Whatever: the chocolate is outstanding, and the drinks impeccable. This is THE place to stop and get your chocolate on!

2
★★★★★

Super chocolate: not for the faint-hearted. If you like it dark and bittersweet, this is the goods. The only downside is the spendier-than-pehaps-it-should-be prices... c'mon, this is PORTLAND, not LA!! The staff is edgy and funny, though with that apathetic, ever so slightly cooler-than-thou demeanor that seems to plague all the service industries in our charming town. Whatever: the chocolate is outstanding, and the drinks impeccable. This is THE place to stop and get your chocolate on!

Pros: Chocolate Nirvana, Almost

Cons: Pricey

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Monnstruck Chocolates are a little bit of heaven. Rich and creamy, and they are packaged beautifully! The little boxes are perfect stocking stuffers or teacher gifts.

5
★★★★★

Monnstruck Chocolates are a little bit of heaven. Rich and creamy, and they are packaged beautifully! The little boxes are perfect stocking stuffers or teacher gifts.

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I came upon this nice, no, make that terrific cafe a month ago. I was meeting a friend there. He's introduc me to this cafe first. Now i'm hooked. Make sure you trie the Italian whipped soda. It's a nice blend of strawberry flavor with whipped cream, ice and nuts. They make the best soda here and specialty drink. The prices are very affordable. I would say they're a little cheaper than starbuck. If you have time, invite a friend there for a little chat and listen to the lough music. They play beautiful acousitic music and each week, they feature a guest musician. Definitely an escape for me.

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★★★★★

I came upon this nice, no, make that terrific cafe a month ago. I was meeting a friend there. He's introduc me to this cafe first. Now i'm hooked. Make sure you trie the Italian whipped soda. It's a nice blend of strawberry flavor with whipped cream, ice and nuts. They make the best soda here and specialty drink. The prices are very affordable. I would say they're a little cheaper than starbuck. If you have time, invite a friend there for a little chat and listen to the lough music. They play beautiful acousitic music and each week, they feature a guest musician. Definitely an escape for me.

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I was having a bad day, and took a walk to clear my head. Somehow I ended up inside this place for the first time in my life, in need of a pick-me-up. The employees were great, they playfully joked with me for a bit, and if that didn't melt away my bad mood, the Classic Mocha I ordered sure did! Needless to say, I ended up leaving the place with the most deliciously decadent mocha of my life, and a big grin on my face.

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★★★★★

I was having a bad day, and took a walk to clear my head. Somehow I ended up inside this place for the first time in my life, in need of a pick-me-up. The employees were great, they playfully joked with me for a bit, and if that didn't melt away my bad mood, the Classic Mocha I ordered sure did! Needless to say, I ended up leaving the place with the most deliciously decadent mocha of my life, and a big grin on my face.

Pros: Friendly Employees

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Moonstruck Chocolates are some of the best I've ever had.
They have a large selection of truffles and candies to choose from. The Bailey's Irish Cream chocolates are my favorite. I like to send Moonstruck candies as gifts to people who live out of state that can't get them.

PROS:
CONS: Somewhat expensive

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★★★★☆

Moonstruck Chocolates are some of the best I've ever had.
They have a large selection of truffles and candies to choose from. The Bailey's Irish Cream chocolates are my favorite. I like to send Moonstruck candies as gifts to people who live out of state that can't get them.

PROS:
CONS: Somewhat expensive

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I walked into Moonstruck with the idea that I would just buy a truffle as a gift for a friend... but the smell was too wonderful and I was forced to buy a truffle and a hot chocolate for myself. I had the Bailey's truffle and it was so delicious! And their hot chocolate is like nothing I've ever had before. It was like drinking a melted truffle - a chocolate lovers dream come true!

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★★★★★

I walked into Moonstruck with the idea that I would just buy a truffle as a gift for a friend... but the smell was too wonderful and I was forced to buy a truffle and a hot chocolate for myself. I had the Bailey's truffle and it was so delicious! And their hot chocolate is like nothing I've ever had before. It was like drinking a melted truffle - a chocolate lovers dream come true!

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Surprisingly, Moonstruck's Chocolate Cafes aren't listed on this web site. However, their chocolates are amazing. What's impressed me most are both the variety, and the creativity.

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★★★★★

Surprisingly, Moonstruck's Chocolate Cafes aren't listed on this web site. However, their chocolates are amazing. What's impressed me most are both the variety, and the creativity.

 

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