Chocolate bistro Cacao 70 Eatery goes dark in Vancouver's West End

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      Just before the summer season brings hordes of tourists and beachgoers down to English Bay, a West End chocolate bistro has gone dark—and we’re not talking about dark chocolate.

      The Montreal-based Cacao 70 Eatery opened its first Vancouver location on December 27, 2016, at 1047 Denman Street in the West End, marking its first foray into B.C. (This bistro should not be confused with the Latin restaurant Cacao in Kitsilano.)

      The sweet spot, which spanned 2,200 square feet and seated up to 44 patrons, offered an array of chocolate-based desserts—ranging from chocolate pizzas, crepes, and waffles to fondue—and brunch and lunch items, such as omlettes, sandwiches, wraps, salads, and more.

      Craig Takeuchi

      Although the location didn’t post any messages about the closure on its social media or on its doors, it is listed as permanently closed on Facebook. The reason for the closure was not stated. The location has also been removed from the Cacao 70 website.

      The Georgia Straight has contacted Cacao 70 for further information.

      The company has three types of locations: eateries, with menus spanning brunch and lunch plates plus desserts; sweet houses, offering beverages, desserts, and brunch items; and dip shops, with a focus on ice cream. 

      Four other locations remains in Vancouver: sweet houses in Downtown Vancouver (738 Granville Street) and Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver (143 Chadwick Court), and dip shops in Gastown (433 Abbott Street) and Richmond (3866 Bayview Street).

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