Opening Hours:  
Hello Everyone, Just a reminder that Silky Oak is reverting to Winter opening hours as of  May 3rd. Meaning that during the week the Café, Museum and its Gift Shop will close at 3pm, with the Chocolate/Pantry Shop closing at 4pm. Weekend hours remain the same being 10am to 4pm.
We will go back to Summer hours the Tuesday after Labour Weekend.

 Thank you

Silky Oak Handmade Chocolates - For Lovers of Exquisite Chocolates...

Welcome to our website, which provides a sample of our handcrafted chocolates, along with some of our other chocolately experiences. When visiting our  complex in Hawke's Bay you can enjoy our gourmet store with our delicious selection of handmade chocolates, Fudges and a great selection of Foodie items.  You can also enjoy our café and discover the history and wonders of chocolate in our Museum.

Please browse our website and if we can tempt your taste buds you can purchase your chocolate treat securely here in our online chocolate shop.  If we can be of any assistance please contact us, particularly if your favourite Silky Oak Chocolate treat is not shown.  At present we are unable to conduct tours, if you have a query please contact us.

COVID - 19

With COVID-19 Level 1 in place we're delighted to be open for business!  We are now operating in Summer hours: The Chocolate/Pantry Shop is open from 9am to 5pm Monday - Thursday, closing at 4pm Fridays.  The  Café is open 9am to 4pm during the week, as is the Museum, Gift and Clothing Shop. 

The whole complex is open from 10am to 4pm at the weekend.

Our delicious treats are ready for you to purchase in store, The Chocolate/Fudge shop has moved into the Pantry Shop, hours 9am to 5, Monday to Thursday, closing at 4pm on Fridays, and is of course open weekends from 10am to 4pm, so you can buy all your treats in one place, you can also order online or over the phone. They will be dispatched by post/courier as usual, or you are welcome to pick up in store. 

Also Please note:  Some of our tours are not available at this time.  We are not only looking after The Team at Silky Oak, but also New Zealand's Team of 5 million.  If you are interested in a tour please check with us either by phone: 06 8450908, or email:

The Pantry - Gourmet Products from Hawke's Bay & Beyond

You can now purchase a selection of our popular pantry products here on our website. The pantry includes a collection of deliciousness, condiments served at our Café to extend your Silky Oak experience at home! Sorbets, Gelatos, relishes, chutneys & vinaigrettes, all made with love on our premises.  If you're visiting be sure to pop into our shop where you'll find a wider selection of our gourmet products from Hawke's Bay and beyond.

Our gourmet products, either on their own or mixed with some of our delicious home made chocolates make the perfect corporate or personal gift.