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Cacao

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414 SW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2305
+1 503-241-0656
Today
10:00 - 22:00
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We took our kid and her little friend there. They really had fun. The place is rather small but it has really good hot chocolate. ( 4 seats only; it is connected to a hotel, there is one bench there and some sofa to use as well) . Nothing unusual, no bitterness not any special taste, just fine chocolate drinks... More 

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Thank lemoncc1000
Portland
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rivoli hot chocolate is thick, luscious and full of rich chocolate flavor. Cacao has a very good selection of bars and other related treats (I love the chocolate covered fig) but the wonderful hot chocolate distinguishes the place from other shops. P.S. Right above the shop is a wonderful sushi place - Masu. Hit them both!

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Thank Steve B
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Love the eclectic selection of chocolate bars from different parts of the world! A number I have not seen before anywhere. Tried a flight of 3 kinds of hot chocolate: spiced, dark, and cinnamon, served in demitasse cups. Liked the cinnamon the best.

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Thank Barrett W
Vancouver, Washington, United States
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122 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Had to stop as we passed by on our way to somewhere. No regrets. Sit down, enjoy some amazing chocolate in a cup and take stock of your life. Or just enjoy on a rainy day. Either way. Recommended.

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Thank Valerie H
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

visited cacao on September 22 located at salmon St and sw Broadway. ordered the flight for $6. you receive approx 2 ounces each of rivoli dark chocolate, spiced dark chocolate and a cinnamon infused milk chocolate drink. they all tasted wonderful, our favorite was the spiced chocolate, a mix of smoked paprika, ginger and chile pepper and dark chocolate. for... More 

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Thank Mark B
San Jose
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I came to the Cacao location on Broadway and Salmon with my wife and kids one morning before the Saturday Market opened up. All five of us loved the drinks--the three boys got some drinking chocolate which we all agreed was more delicious than any hot cocoa we'd ever tasted. My wife and I got a couple of killer mochas.... More 

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Thank Charles A
San Jose, California
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103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

SO many chocolate varieties and the milk chocolate drink was heavenly. It was a quick stop and I would go back to shop some more.

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Thank GFInow
Montville, New Jersey
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208 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I stopped here looking for a chocolate fix. There are lots of interesting local bars to choose from as well as some imported ones. They are known for their drinking chocolate which I didn't try but it sounds wonderful.

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Thank Karen H
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Had an intense craving for chocolate so naturally came here. Expected a candy shop, but found a mix between a "cafe" and a candy shop. Tried the hot chocolate sampler and could not have been more satisfied.

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Thank Lajos M
Portland, Oregon
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112 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is a small coffee shop with an excellent selection of ultra high grade chocolate for sale and - my favorite - delicious hot chocolate and cocoa. Typical hot cocoa is cocoa powder, sugar and milk. Real hot chocolate is warm liquid dark chocolate like you can find in Spain, Paris and NYC's City Bakery. Just a few ounces will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?