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Canada chocolate shop headed to Palo Alto's Town & Country Village

Uploaded: Feb 3, 2020
Cacao 70, a Montreal-born chocolate company, is opening its second U.S. location at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto this spring.

Cacao 70 has taken over the former Biondivino wine shop space in the back of the 855 El Camino Real shopping center.

Cacao 70 was born as a chocolate drinking bar in downtown Montreal in 2011. There are now franchised locations throughout Canada and spinoff concepts, including a public chocolate factory, a full-service restaurant and an ice cream counter. The Palo Alto Cacao 70 is a franchise.


Cacao 70, opening a new outpost in Palo Alto, serves chocolate fondue and other sweets. Photo courtesy Cacao 70/Facebook.

"Cacao 70's quest to transform chocolate into exciting flavor adventures has led down the path of cocoa bean sourcing, product development and new store concepts — all tracing back to the first store opening in Montreal nine years ago," said Mila Zhu, who works in the company's California office.

The Palo Alto shop will serve hot chocolate, chocolate frappes, milkshakes, waffles, crepes, other desserts and all-day brunch dishes, she said.

Other locations' menus include over-the-top waffles (one is topped with sugar, graham crackers, fruit and chocolate-covered ice cream and served with dark-chocolate dipping fondue and marshmallows), chocolate pizzas, Nutella crepes and chocolate fondue, among other desserts.

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Comments

 +   8 people like this
Posted by Anonymous, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis,
on Feb 3, 2020 at 5:39 pm

Now this is good news...which we sorely need.
Hope it opens soon!


 +   9 people like this
Posted by Suzanne, a resident of Menlo Park,
on Feb 3, 2020 at 6:21 pm

This place sounds awesome. Would be especially great if they stayed open late in weekends for dessert when one is craving chocolate, I love these kind of specialty shops. " I hope it makes it!


 +   2 people like this
Posted by Staying Young Through Kids, a resident of Old Palo Alto,
on Feb 3, 2020 at 10:17 pm

Staying Young Through Kids is a registered user.

Nice to see Town and Country bringing in something new. I hope they are working just as hard to save the Village Cheese House. Is there any update on that?


 +   4 people like this
Posted by Mitigation, a resident of Community Center,
on Feb 4, 2020 at 8:56 am

Hate to sound like a broken record, but what will this business do to mitigate its impacts on the city of Palo Alto? Should we ask Eric filseth what they should do?


 +   1 person likes this
Posted by Missing , a resident of Downtown North,
on Feb 5, 2020 at 8:55 pm

Do we know what happened to the Eylet Babka store. It abruptly closed last week and when I callled to asked Town and Country didn't have an answer.


 +   1 person likes this
Posted by Kakashi23, a resident of Duveneck School,
on Feb 5, 2020 at 8:58 pm

I can't wait to go with my friends and buy chocolate and take photos (^_^*)


 +   1 person likes this
Posted by Julie armitano, a resident of Jordan Middle School,
on Feb 6, 2020 at 9:49 am

My Family love chocolate.
That's is wonderful news.


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