14835 Ballantyne Village Way, Suite 130
Charlotte, NC, 28277
Phone: (704) 910-0004
|MONDAY||10:00am – 10:00pm|
|TUESDAY||10:00am – 10:00pm|
|WEDNESDAY||10:00am – 10:00pm|
|THURSDAY||10:00am – 10:00pm|
|FRIDAY||10:00am – 11:00pm|
|SATURDAY||10:00am – 11:00pm|
|SUNDAY||10:00am – 10:00pm|
Meet the people behind this location
When T.J. and Melissa decided to open Tifa Chocolate & Gelato in Charlotte, their goal was to bring a little joy to their neighbors and their beloved community. They couldn’t think of a better way than by sharing their passion for authentic gelato with a modern twist, along with a delectable selection of artisanal chocolates, pastries, and more.
The couple’s story is just as sweet as the business they’ve chosen. The two have known each other all their lives, as their mothers were friends before T.J. and Melissa were even born. While they didn’t spend a lot of time together as youngsters, they did form a fast friendship while attending the same high school in Pennsylvania, and it wasn’t long before love blossomed.
After college, the couple moved to southern California to pursue career opportunities. Along the way they discovered Tifa and it quickly became their go-to for sweet treats during evening outings and their favorite place to stock up on midnight snacks. They were not only enamored with the mouthwatering chocolate and inventive gelato selection, but also the cozy ambiance and the welcoming atmosphere, where everyone was treated like family.
When the couple decided to head back to the east coast to be closer to family and friends, they despaired of finding a replacement for their favorite chocolate and gelato supplier. As they grew to love the friendly city and community of Charlotte, they knew what they had to do. They would open their own Tifa location, the first on the east coast, and bring the products and the experience they loved to their new friends and neighbors.
Since 2021, T.J. and Melissa have proudly served delectable gelato and artisanal chocolates, made with only the finest ingredients, to residents in and around the Charlotte area, with an eye toward bringing the joy they felt at visiting their favorite sweet shop to the community they now call home.