Belgian chocolate is among the finest
chocolate in the world, and Augusta is
lucky to have had its own artisan, Belgian
chocolatier at La Bonbonnière. The shop was
opened in 2005 and is owned by the wonderful
Marie-Hélène, affectionately known as Bébette. As a graduate of the Chocolate
Academy in Wieze, Belgium, Bébette has worked for years to perfect her craft. She
continues to improve on her knowledge and techniques in both Belgium and the U.S.
In 2021, La Bonbonnière became home to a European-style bakery which also serves
warm beverages in a cozy cafe setting.
For true chocolate lovers, La Bonbonnière offers a haven and wonderland rolled into one. With seasonal items and flavors, the chocolate shop never ceases to delight. Be sure to check out the namesake chocolate “bonbonnières,” or boxes, which are intricately designed chocolate boxes that can hold individual pieces of chocolate. All chocolates are handcrafted in the store daily, and with so many fine ingredients and flavors—from the intense rum raisin, to the Southern tang of Key Lime Pie, customers are sure to find a flavor (or five) that they adore.