Cacao 70 is a chocolate heaven for those that like this sweet or bitter treat (depending on how you like your chocolate). Cacao 70 first started up in Montreal, Queback and since then have expanded to further locations across Canada and has two locations in Toronto!
I finally got to check out Cacao 70 about three weeks ago when two girlfriends and I had finished dinner at Saku Sushi in the Queen Street West vicinity and dropped in here for a perfect girls’ night for chocolaty desserts! 😀
Walking into this chocolate-heavy eatery, the aroma of the chocolates immediately welcomes you with warm inviting arms and the restaurant was so cozy and cute to dine in. We got a table immediately on a Friday night just after 8 p.m. There were a lot of customers already dining in too.
Having heard about Cacao 70 and their chocolates and especially a chocolate fondue set, the three of us decided on ordering that to share. It was the perfect decision because this was the best idea for a girls’ night out! 😀
There was a choice between the milk chocolate set or the dark chocolate set. We went with the dark chocolate one. This chocolate fondue set was characterized as “A Little Bitter Chocolate Experience for Two“. For $26.50, it included a dark chocolate classic waffle, fresh strawberries, bananas, chocolate-coated cereals, marshmallows for grilling, chocolate-covered ice cream, dark chocolate fondue for dipping, and a small dark hot chocolate for sharing. It was also served with our own grill. Despite the name showcasing the fondue set for two people to share, we found that it was doable to share between three people too.
First though, Daphne received a cup of cappuccino but unfortunately there was no froth or something in it and the server gladly informed her that it was going to be on the house.
Our “A Little Bitter Chocolate Experience for Two” chocolate fondue set arrived and we were all so impressed with it! It was adorable. The grill was perfect for heating up the marshmallows to then dip the dark chocolate in to eat. It was like eating s’mores without the graham crackers since the marshmallows were all fluffy and gooey from the heat. It was so fun! The signature dark chocolate was really rich and delicious.
The fresh strawberries and sliced bananas tasted good with the dark chocolate. I also liked the chocolate-coated cereals although neither Lina nor Daphne cared for it too much. I liked that the crunchy little spheres weren’t too sweet but so chocolatey. 🙂
The dark chocolate classic waffle was really two pieces of dark chocolate waffles cut up and presented creatively on the dish and to make it look like there was more than just two pieces. However, I liked that this was included with the fondue set for us to try! I really liked the dark chocolate waffles too. The waffles were just soft and warm enough for my liking. The chocolate-covered ice cream was also good and went well with the waffle. However, my companions again weren’t a fan of the ice cream. 😄
The small cup of hot chocolate was intensely rich and a classic “dark chocolate” drink.
We found out in the middle of our chocolate dipping and grilling experience that the “tub” of dark chocolate that we thought was the fondue set was actually a hollowed out container that made it appear like there was a full tub of chocolate. 😄 How smart of the company to use a container like that to make it look like there was more chocolate than presented. 😄
Once again, it was a really fun night and such a “girls’ night” activity to do. I can see this place as being a really nice date place too but casual hang-outs with friends in groups would be fun too in order to share chocolate pizzas, waffles, crepes, cakes, and other desserts.
Also, Cacao 70 initially began as a place to drink chocolate, so you can definitely order a wine glass full of chocolates to drink! It was really cool. I saw the drinking chocolate menu on our table but decided not to order it. There was a full list of different types of drinkable chocolates for you to choose from from super bitter to dark to rich to light and sweet. The server briefly explained to us how this process worked — the wine glass of chosen chocolate was then combined with a heated milk chocolate (I believe) for you to drink. We observed our neighbouring table that ordered this and it looked very unique.
So happy I finally got to try Cacao 70! 😀 There is also a location at the Distillery District in Toronto. 🙂