The Chocolatte’s Story
We are the Wilson’s, born and raised in Greendale, Wisconsin. Both of us have always been entrepreneurs at heart. In Wisconsin, we ran an entertainment business bringing an energetic style of music, dancing, and fun to weddings, schools, and corporate events. In the winter we would travel to Fort Myers to enjoy the beautiful weather. We would always seek out SW Florida’s local offerings but found it difficult to find a good cup of coffee. After a few years of research and getting our feet wet in the coffee business up north we sold everything and moved to Fort Myers in 2003 with the desire to bring locally crafted coffee to the area. We stumbled on an opportunity to be a coffee vendor within Lee Health Systems. This connection met our desire to support our community not only in spirit but also financially. We grew that business to its full potential. Fourteen years later and two beautiful daughters, we decided to take the next step and roast our own product – bean to cup. We opened Chocolattés Coffee & Roasting in November 2018 - our first brick and mortar – and we now roast our coffee in-house while our guests can watch and use all their senses to experience great coffee.
Well, that’s our story – we love what we do and to serve the community that we love. Cheers!
Lisa & Chris (Willie) Wilson
Community + Coffee + Cuisine = Chocolattés
Our “chocs” family
consists of experienced, personable, and knowledgeable men and women who care about your experience as much as we do. Their hard work, dedication, and loyalty can be felt through their service and pride in our product. We invite you to meet the baristas of Chocolattés who do much more than serve you a cup of coffee – they’ll brighten your day!
Our coffee menu
is designed to educate. Not everyone knows how each drink is prepared and the fancy terms that describe it. We use graphics and descriptions to help every consumer understand what they are ordering and encourage them to try new things. We also understand that not everyone drinks coffee so we have a delicious list of offerings for the tea enthusiast, smoothie snob or chocolate lover.
is simple and can be enjoyed from breakfast to dinner. Our fresh food menu consists of handmade crepes, toasts, oats, and bowls. In keeping with our local focus, we also have Judi Mae Cookies and Rustic Breads, Divine Donuts and Bagels, and Love Boat homemade Ice cream - all created right here in Fort Myers, Florida.
for coffee and community fuels our desire to do things right, be our best and create an atmosphere for our guests that reflects our passion and desire to make a positive difference in their day. The design of our store has been described as “coastal-rustic”. The idea behind the design was to create a home away from home to relax, work, meet and mingle. Whether you grab a seat at the communal table, at the coffee bar or small table by the window we hope that you feel the passion behind our mission which is to serve the best cup of coffee with the best service whether you are local or visiting.
At Chocolattés We…
Are a family company that respects its carefully selected and finely trained staff as the component towards success.
Are Committed to high quality products selected to suit its customers taste.
Smile and aim for the highest care and respect for our loyal customers.
Strive to locate and roast green beans that support the farmer directly.
Influence the perceptions of coffee lovers by educating everyone to the intricate nuances within the “coffee bean belt”.