Wake Up and Smell the Cocoa – Cafe Advice

The first hot chocolate shop opened in London in 1657 and it now looks like there’s a resurgence, with Hotel Chocolat’s recent opening of London Roast & Conch on Monmouth Street, Covent Garden.

With fresh cocoa delivered daily, customers can interact with the entire process from roasting and conching (grinding) through to tempering.

The drinks menu, called Coffee Versus Cocoa, features beverage styles more often associated with coffee, including latte, flat white and cappuccino. The difference here is that there is a choice as to whether you have your drink prepared with cocoa beans or coffee beans.

The cocoa and chocolate theme also extends to the food menu, including innovative complementary additions to the sandwiches and wraps.

Read our previous articles on Independent Coffee Houses: Part IPart IIPart IIIPart IV / Part V


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Posted on February 2nd, 2012