Attention, sweet tooths: Quebec's Cacao 70 to open a chocolate haven in Vancouver's West End

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      While we previously listed a number of things Vancouver doesn't seem to be able to get enough of—coffee, sushi, yoga, pizza, poutine, ramen, and poké—there's something else that anyone can't get enough of, and our city can always use more of: chocolate.

      In fact, there's quite the dearth of late-night places specializing in desserts in many areas of town.

      It looks like one solution will be coming to the West End in the near future.

      Quebec-based chocolate bistro Cacao 70 will certainly have mouths watering in anticipation for its new Vancouver location, which is under construction at 1047 Denman Street.

      (It's not to be confused with Cacao, the progressive Latin restaurant that opened in the fall at 1898 West 1st Avenue in Kitsilano.)

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      In Quebec, they have four locations in Montreal, one in Sherbrooke, and one in Quebec City. In Ontario, there are two in Ottawa, two in Toronto, and one in Kingston.

      As their speciality is chocolate, they have chocolate options available from diverse countries like Tanzania, Venezuela, Papau New Guinea, Peru, Belgium, Ghana, Costa Rica, and more, with percentages ranging from 31 to 76.

      Equally as comprehensive is their dessert menu, which spans quite the range, including hot chocolate, chocolate shakes, chocolate pizzas (yes, pizzas), cheesecake, shortcake, waffles, crepes, ice cream cups, fondue, smoothies, and coffee and tea. Phew!

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      If you feel like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory just considering these options, you're not alone.

      Brunch lovers, take note: they also serve up a very comprehensive brunch menu covers everything from grilled sandwiches, pressed crepe sandwiches, and salted crepes to frittatas, omelettes, waffles, and more.

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      While we await the opening of this spot, Denman Street has been steadily ramping up its food offerings with a number of welcome new eateries.

      For instance, Peaked Pies arrived from Whistler to offer its Australian-style pies, coffee, and desserts. It's next door to Yeh! Frozen Yogurt from Quebec, which opened in November with its offerings of frozen yogurt, crepes, and more. Meanwhile, the Taiwanese coffee shop 3 Quarters Full opened up in Denman Mall at 1789 Comox Street. That's all in addition to more ramen spots, such as Touhenboku and Men-no Kura (around the corner on Robson Street).

      Cacao 70 will certainly add a welcome new dimension to the options available.

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