The Cannon Beach Chocolate Café was established in 2011 by Dr. Krupa and his wife Dawn Krupa. After many decades and many trips to Europe, Dr. Krupa and wife Dawn were inspired to bring high quality chocolate to the small beach community of Cannon Beach.
Dr. Tim Krupa in front of the Chocolate Cafe in July, 2011.
Fast forward a decade and the Cannon Beach Chocolate Café is not only serving the finest chocolate from around the world, but we now make our own top-quality truffles made from the finest ingredients, along with home-made pastries, chocolate bars, and bark. The Chocolate Café also went from serving only French-press coffee to serving world famous Illy espresso. The Chocolate Café is also home to the Legendary Chocolate Milkshake and hot chocolate made from real chocolate.
In 2020, after almost 10 years of owning the Cannon Beach Chocolate Cafe, the Krupa’s were ready to retire and pass the torch to two young successors. After many years of working and learning from Dr. Krupa, Kelly Mauer and Danielle Shipp teamed up and bought the business.
Creative and talented Danielle
Co-owner Danielle Shipp is the head chocolatier at the Cannon Beach Chocolate Café. Aside from studying under Dr. Krupa, Miss Shipp studied at the International Culinary school at the San Francisco Art Institute. You can experience Miss Shipp’s brilliance yourself by seeing and tasting the quality of the truffles she makes for the Chocolate Café.
Co-owner Kelly Mauer’s passions lie not only in chocolate but in the people aspect of the business. At the Cannon Beach Café, you will most likely see Mrs. Mauer up front helping customers and managing employees. Mrs. Mauer also has a heart for the community, you will find her not only at the Chocolate Café but volunteering at different organizations in Cannon Beach.