June 4, 2018: Betty had a sudden couple of days off so we came together for desserts! 😀 CACAO 70’s location at York Boulevard (where a host of other restaurants reside) in Richmond Hill is a fairly new location. I remember back in the days when this same unit used to house Demetres, another franchise dessert house. CACAO 70 had renovated the place to look super bright and cozy and modern.
I walked in at 4:30 p.m. and was one of two customers there. It was no wonder as it was a Monday afternoon and you would expect an almost empty cafe as most people would be still at work.
One of the most popular items to order at CACAO 70 is their fondue sets where you get to dip various dessert bites and fruit into hot melted chocolate. I had tried this for the first time at CACAO 70’s Queen Street location but was glad to try it again with these girls. We ordered the Matcha one here! The set was served with fresh fruit (strawberries, bananas, pineapples, and apples), chocolate brownie bites, and classic waffle bites.
The chocolate fondue is always an impressive presentation when they bring out the board with the fondue pots and the desserts and fruit arranged all together. 😀
But don’t be deceived because although the fondue pots look massive, their volume of melted chocolate only goes about an inch below the top of what you see. It’s the presentation that counts here and the quantity is just enough for dipping and sharing of what’s seen on the board.
Last time, I tried the original dark chocolate fondue. This time, the Matcha Chocolate Fondue was very good and creamy. It definitely was of a matcha flavour. The fruits were great, especially the crispy apple bites, and the chocolate brownie and waffle bites were so delicious too. CACAO 70 sure makes these classic desserts exceptionally well. The portion of the cut-up chocolate brownie and waffles were perfect one-bites too. It wasn’t too much that the sweetness would overwhelm you.
We also shared another dessert, the Strawberry and Cheesecake Crepe. This item was on their ‘sharing plates’ menu so I definitely suggest you share this and not eat it for yourself — you might not be able to finish it! The Strawberry and Cheesecake Crepe was a thin French crepe stuffed with cheesecake and served with fresh strawberries, homemade berry sauce, melted chocolate, and vanilla ice cream with a chocolate drizzle.
This was perfect to share amongst four people. We divided it in fours and the slice that we got was the right portion to try this decadent dessert crepe. It was definitely heavy cheesecake inside of a thin crepe with fruits, ice cream, and dip on the side. It was very delicious!
What we ordered was great to share for a pre-dinner meal. Desserts before dinner because why not. 😀