Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wino Wonka, Without Willy

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory must be copyright protected still or else this is just his older brother Vino Wonka. After reading about a wine and chocolate bar, oh, I mean a wine and chocolate salon in Funzine, I had to check it out. With the full moniker Vino Wonka Bor es Csokoládé, it created a curious temptation to hunt it down.

Sitting on a side street off of Ráday u., it is positioned at 
the lonely locale of Erkel u. 14B. How anyone will find it there is anyone's guess as was apparent while I was there. I was the only interested party to grace the business. This is a shame, because it has a cozy warmth with the chocolaty brown walls with a distressed wood tone wainscoting half way up. The red chairs give a British flavor, like you are in great, great, aunt Gertrude's living room after she tried modernizing, while partaking of fancy chocolate bits with a swish of vino as a chaser.

Before you get all teetotaler, they also have superb coffee which is delightfully happy to be served to you. If you are more of a grape rather than a bean person, they have a board which lists the wines that are open and on offer each day. 
The gentleman working did speak English, automatically adding value in my mind, because a shop like this will need tourism trade to last; they cannot do it on the local economy alone. Unfortunately, they are off the beaten path, so it will be a "discovery" unless they do some heavy duty marketing. 

My coffee with the 3 chocolates was a reasonable 890 Ft tab. 
The fact that they offer free WiFi and air conditioning may be a reason enough for some to visit. Let's hope. I waited an hour to get a glimpse of what others who were attracted here may look like, but alas I was still stag by the time I left.

IX. Erkel u. 14a
Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm; Saturday 8am to 10pm.
Telephone: 06-20-460-7424
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