Chocolate Dessert

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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 Bar

At our Maynooth shop The Chocolate Bar 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 will be changing soon 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


We are no longer providing a click and collect system, our shop is now open for walk in orders. We are open with new times. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm. We will be opening more days in the coming weeks. Our customers can now come in and order a take-away coffee, lunch or dessert, as well as browse and purchase from our new delicatessen style retail secion.

In our new fine foods section you will find a range of high quality foods, wines, and of course a selection of our own handmade chocolate, including our Chocolate Slabs, Mendiants, Chocolate Sausages and our Caramel Balls.

We are still offering a range of occasion cakes but unfortunately we are no longer offering personalised occasion cake flavours for the time being. The cakes we have are now a set flavours. If you would like to inquire about ordering a cake you can call or email us with your details.

You may notice some of your favorite flavours and products are no longer available. We are working with new restrictions and procedures to ensure the safety of our staff and customers, and unfortunately this has limited our production for the foreseeable future. We are still producing a limited selection of products and hope to bring back your favorites soon.

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.


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 and transformed to a french delicatessen where they now sell fine food and offer a french style takeaway menu.

Opening Hours

Mon      Tue         Wed        Thur        Fri        Sat        Sun

  Closed  11 - 4:30   11 - 4:30    11 - 4:30    9 - 5       9 - 5       10 - 5


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