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.
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.