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Cacao

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414 SW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2305
+1 503-241-0656
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10:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Vermont
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

Delicious drinking chocolate with rich full bodied flavors. Adorable little shop downtown, with beautiful decor and a wide variety of chocolates. The attendee was very knowledgeable and friendly. She helped me to find the perfect gift.

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Thank Carin M
Chicago
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81 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

This was one of the best single-note taste experiences ever. I was literally moaning as I drank, and I literally LICKED the lid of the cup when I was done. The menu is confusing--like a snobby wine list, but the barista dude is nice. Do not sweat the high prices--this is special, like E.

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Thank ChiMagMile
Surrey, Canada
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119 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

This tiny chocolate shop is located in the Heathman Hotel. We tried the chocolate shot-.warm 72% Ecuadorian chocolate all melted and delicious in a shot glass. No milk, no fillers, just melted chocolate. Splendid. There are chocolates for sale as well as large chocolate bars. You can sit on a stool at the window while sipping & washrooms are very... More 

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Thank Maureen L
Nashville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2015

The hot chocolate is fabulous. I went twice and tried different ones. Small and cozy shop on the same block as the Heathman Hotel.

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Thank Karen W
Portland, Oregon
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136 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

If you like chocolate in any way, shape, or form, you have to try the drinking chocolate. it is so smooth!! Reportedly pure unadulterated single-source melted chocolate with a little added milk. I'm not sure if i believe them but they said no sugar added whatsoever, just pure chocolate and dairy. It definitely isn't too sweet... just pure perfect chocolate.... More 

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Thank nahlalee
Clackamas
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

A delicious array of locally made fine artisan chocolates and also exotic select chocolate bars from around the globe. Staff is well informed and helpful with chocolate purchases for gifts and cooking needs. Love topping off each visit with a sumptuous cup of made-to-order drinking chocolate! The warm smooth, rich, delectable flavor quite surpasses ordinary hot chocolate! Also, we routinely... More 

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Thank Kathy E
Sharon, Connecticut
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147 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

I visited here on a food tour. Sampled their hot chocolate which was creamy and delicious. Many craft chocolates, hot chocolate and coffee. Ask for a sample to see which chocolate to buy.

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Thank happytravelertoday48
Toronto, Canada
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1,652 reviews
774 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 972 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015

Cacao is a unique, high end chocolate store. Rather than just sell their own creations they carry a variety of offerings from more than 25 of the world's top chocolate producers (including SOMA from my hometown of Toronto). The chocolates sounded fabulous and many were gorgeously packaged. They aren't cheap - count on paying $5 to $10 for one bar.... More 

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Thank John B
Arlington, Virginia
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

This shop carries a wide variety of interesting chocolates from purveyors all over the world. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly and enjoy talking with customers about their products. The drinking chocolate at Cacao is a rich, delicious experience. This shop should be visited by chocolate lovers young and old.

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Thank Betsy W
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107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

My mom and I are very big chocolate fans, but we are a bit of snobs because we have become very picky with the chocolate we eat. Of course, we had to go in when we walked by Cacao in Portland. Immediately, the staff was extremely friendly. We wanted to try the sipping chocolate, which is similar to European hot... More 

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Thank Kerri L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
Monday
10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 20:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 414 SW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2305
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 503-241-0656

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?