223 S. Mears Ave. Whitehall, Michigan 49461
Where life is better with Chocolate!

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Larry whips up one of  his flourless Chocolate Tortes, a guest favorite at check-in!

Our philosophy about food is that if it's worth making, it’s worth making a fuss over. At the Cocoa Cottage Bed and Breakfast, our recipes are made from scratch using the freshest of ingredients (organic, when ever possible) and an extra pinch of Larry and Lisa's creativity!

Food allergies and dietary restrictions are not a problem. Let us know in advance- we can accommodate! Breakfast is served between 7:30-8:30am to your individual time preference.

Signature Breakfasts!           Recipe Box          Table 223           Best Breakfast Awards!
Cocoa Cottage


Signature Breakfasts!

As our name suggests, Chocolate is the year-round staple at the Cocoa Cottage Bed and Breakfast. During check-in, delight in one of Larry's Chocolate indulgences. At turndown, handmade chocolates are on your pillow and of course, at breakfast, more Chocolate! Our extra moist Chocolate zucchini bread served daily along with Mama Tallarico's Classic Chocolate Hot Fudge with fresh fruit. We offer juice coffee, a large selection of regular or herbal teas and the richest Hot Chocolate you have ever experienced. Not made from an instant mix, this is like Mom used to make except with a little Aztec influence, my favorite!
(Remember the movie "Chocolat"?)


Like most everything else in our great State of Michigan, our menu changes with the seasons.
We are fortunate to live in some of the Midwest’s richest farmlands. In Spring enjoy tender asparagus
in our potato crusted savory quiche. If you're lucky, our friend Stu will stop by with fresh-picked, organic, purple asparagus. You have to try it to believe it!

You know that summer is in full bloom when Larry sprinkles handpicked black raspberries from the
Cocoa Cottage Bed and Breakfast garden on your Lemon Ricotta Pancakes.

To celebrate our local Blueberry festival  (the last weekend in July) our summer menu includes Lemon Blueberry muffins, Blueberry Coffeecake French Toast or Blueberry Bread Pudding with Lemon Curd. We
can’t forget to mention the apples, peaches and cherries that are a mainstay of our "market fresh" summer menu.


Our most requested item is Larry’s Cottage Eggs. Baked and served in a delicate crepe cup with Gruyere cheese, shallots and a hint of tarragon. Maple smoked bacon is served as the perfect compliment. The aroma alone is worth the stay! The second favorite request, Italian Strata! Ours starts with a thick slice of Italian bread with layers of vine ripened tomato, homemade pesto, smoked gouda cheese and fresh cilantro smothered in an egg custard and baked to a puffed golden perfection, served with mild Italian breakfast sausage. Somebody call Louie! 

If you prefer a lighter fare, most of our main entrées are available in a half portions. Or, our organic, homemade granola with organic yogurt. fresh fruit, breakfast breads and beverage options.

Again, food allergies and dietary restrictions are no problem. We ask when you make your reservation, so please let us know, and we can accommodate! Breakfast is served between 7:30-8:30am to your individual seating preference.

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2005 Best Breakfast Certificate

Arrington's Inn Traveler is a wonderful magazine devoted to people who travel and enjoy the uniqueness of Bed and Breakfast lodgings.

Each year Arrington's publishes a "Book of Lists" that rank B&B's and County Inns as rated by their guests. Click on their logo to see other winners in your next travel destination!

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Best  Breakfast Awards
2004 & 2005!

You can imagine how thrilled we were when we learned that our guests voted the Cocoa Cottage Bed and Breakfast (and Chef Larry) the "2004 Best Breakfast" Award, ranked 5th in the Midwest, from Arrington's Inn Traveler magazine, in our first year of business!

If you thought that was a thrill for us, you should have been here when we were notified that this year our guests voted the Cocoa Cottage Bed and Breakfast the "2005 Best Breakfast in the USA" Award, ranked 3rd in the US and Canada!

We want to sincerely thank our guests, again for bestowing this wonderful award on the Cocoa Cottage Bed and Breakfast!


"Make the world go away!
A private romantic dinner for two rekindles the old flame or, starts a new one…
The Cocoa Cottage Bed and Breakfast has a unique and intimate dinner package designed especially for those who deserve and want a little time alone to enjoy the finer things in life.

Table 223
This will take you to the Packages page, then select Table 223.

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Recipe Box
Chocolate-Chip Meringue Cookies 
Warm Artichoke Dip 

Featured on Sweetest Day WXYZ Channel 7

Dark Chocolate and
Orange Tart with Toasted Almonds

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