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.
Stay tuned on an opening date.