It boasts an impressive collection of chocolates including lavender dark chocolates and caramel treats, as well as a unique drink menu.
When you walk in it seems like your typical chocolate shop – a row of many colored truffles, a display of tarts and cakes, and several intimate tables- then you notice the liquor. Chocolat Maya displays a striking assortment of five shelves stocked with spirits ranging from Hendrick’s Gin to Absinthe. This is because Chocolat Maya is no ordinary chocolate shop.
The establishment boasts an impressive collection of chocolates including lavender dark chocolates and caramel treats, as well as a unique drink menu. The menu features chocolaty delights such as salted caramel martinis and chocolate-infused beer. If you’re not interested in chocolate, Chocolat Maya also offers more traditional drinks such as Mary Pickford and Monkey Gland cocktails.
Aside from the bizarre and beautiful gustatory experience that is Chocolat Maya, it is the best Chocolate Shop/Bar/Lounge/Patisserie because of its winning ambience. The shop staff is incredibly friendly, and the mood of the shop is constantly changing to meet the mood its clientele. For example, in the early afternoon one might enjoy a slice of rich chocolate cake with coffee to the soundtrack of Disney movies playing in the background. In the evening at the same shop, one might sit on the loveseat at the back of the bar and sip on a strong cocktail while popular dance music plays overhead.
Chocolat Maya is a must on a trip to New Haven.