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L'art du Chocolat

We are a pastry chef and chocolatier team, devoted to making creative, authentic french style desserts and cuisine.


We opened our first shop on Maynooths Main Street where we sell our handmade L'art du chocolat product along side a number of handpicked fine food brands.


The Chocolate Pantry

At our Maynooth shop The Chocolate Pantry we sell a range of fine foods in our retail section as well as offer a wide range of handmade french foods and treats on our take away menu along with quality coffees and our famous ganache hot chocolates. 

You may remember us as The Chocolate Bar. Our name may have changed but our people and the passion remains unchanged.

Change of Service


Our Maynooth cafe,The Chocolate Bar will be opening four days a week from 11am - 4pm Thursdays to Sundays only. We have a new online order system, for collection only.

We have drastically reduced our menu so please be aware some items you may want to order may not be available and  for the time being only the items listed can be ordered.


To order follow this link : We will not be accepting in store payment all orders must be made through the click and collect site before collection.

All orders must be made on the click and collect site only please remember orders cannot be made over the phone, email or via our social media

We thank you for your understanding and patience and wish our customers and community the best in these unsure times.

Change of Service


Our Maynooth cafe has gone though some changes to become more efficient for both us and our customers during the Covid restrictions. Our Maynooth premises will no longer preform as a cafe. The Chocolate Bar will still be offering the delicious selection of french foods, patisseries, cakes and chocolate but we will operate takeaway only. We will no longer be seating customers instead we have transformed our shop into a french delicatessen shop.

We have had to make the hard decisions not to offer personalized occasion cakes anymore, but set cake flavours will be available in our shop. You may notice some of your favorite products and flavours are no longer available in our store we would like to apologizes for the disappointment. Some of these products will be brought back in the coming weeks but unfortunate some may not. 

You can now order online by simply follow this link : or go to our Click & Collect page. 

You will notice many changes to our premise and menu over the next few weeks but we would like to assure our customers that the heart of our business has not changed and we are still determined to offer the best and most delicious high quality foods and treats.

We thank you for your understanding and patience and wish our customers and community the best in these unsure times.


About us

Nicolas Bateau and Cyril Borie are from Bayonne, a city in the French Basque Country known as the chocolate capital of France. Their work as a chef and pastry chef brought them to Ireland, and the pair set up L’Art Du Chocolat in 2013, operating out of  a location in the K Club for the first few years.

They opened the doors of the Chocolate Bar cafe on Maynooth’s Main Street in November 2016.


In June of 2020 the shop was renamed The Chocolate Pantry and transformed to a french delicatessen where they now sell fine food and offer a french style takeaway menu.

Opening Hours

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  Closed    Closed    Closed     11-4      11-4     11-4      11-4


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