We offer premium Irish-made chocolates, legendary hot chocolate, and coffee, served with excellent customer service, and a bit of banter! We also make our own delicious treats, desserts, and award-winning lemonade, using local produce, from all the best suppliers.

A bit about us…

Carter’s Chocolate Café opened as The Chocolate Shop in 2010 in the heart of Waterford City, in the South-East of Ireland. Opening during a recession, the plan was to sell chocolates and hot chocolate and see how the Christmas Season went. With Valentine’s and Easter getting busy, people kept asking for coffee, and so the Café was born!

We started squeezing lemons and started making our own lemonade which became so popular, we had to start bottling, and eventually won a Gold award at Blás na hÉireann; the annual Irish Food Awards! 

Carter’s Chocolate Café has gone from strength to strength and celebrated 10 years in business in 2020 after building a loyal customer base, and always having a team of wonderful staff. In 2020 No.9 and Carters expanded to create The Stable Yard Food Hall, opening The Ice Cream Place, and The Stable Yard Bakery, with The Stable Yard Deli and Mediterranean Food Store that followed in 2021.

Our Store

We are open 7 days a week, including Bank Holidays.
We close; Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, St. Stephens Day.

Monday: 8:00 – 18:30

Tuesday: 8:00 – 18:30

Wednesday: 8:00 – 18:30

Thursday: 8:00 – 18:30

Friday: 8:00 – 18:30

Saturday: 8:30 – 18:00 

Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00

We serve Illy Coffee, Barry’s Tea’s, our own Carter’s famous Hot Chocolate made from melted
Belgian chocolate and milk. We have a huge range of homemade and artisan cakes, desserts,
sandwiches, soups and salads.

We stock a large range of Irish Chocolates including Lily O’Brien’s, Butlers Irish Chocolates, Lír,
and The Chocolate Garden of Ireland amongst others!

Are available from €25 from our online shop, or phone 051841802 do discuss options


The Stable Yard is a family friendly venue with plenty of space, seating and access. If there’s anything we can do to make your visit more comfortable, please inform a member of staff.
We are a family and love to see families enjoying the café.

We can accommodate all types of wheelchairs. We have an accessible toilet located in No.9 via the
Georges St Entrance by The Ice Cream Place and The Italian Bakery.

We love pooches and welcome then on the terrace. Please ask for a water bowl.

We accept Credit Cards & Debit Cards from Visa and Master Card.
We accept electronic payments like Apple Pay & Revolute.
Online purchases are paid by Switch.

We always have a vegan, gluten free and dairy free option of desserts and a range of chocolates.
Warning; while we take extra care when informed of an allergy, we cannot guarantee the inadvertent
presence of allergens, even if not listed as an ingredient. We strongly advise you take no risks.

We make as much as we can onsite in the Café and we source products from local suppliers. We make
our own award winning lemonade and supply it to select supermarkets and restaurants.


The safety of our customers and staff is our top priority. Strict adherence to government guidelines will be required at all times, refusal to comply may result in refusal of entry. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation and understanding.

Carters Chocolate Café.
The Stable Yard.
8 Barronstrand St.
X91 H6PW

051 841802 | info@thestableyard.ie

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