Cacao Café launches May 8 in Virginia-Highland

Features new drink and dessert menu, plus expanded hours

Caroline C. Kilgore

Kristen Hard’s bean-to-bar chocolate company Cacao Atlanta Chocolate Co. is expanding its Virginia-Highland location offerings to include new dessert and drink menus. Starting May 8, it will be called Cacao Café and serve everything from milkshakes and sundaes to sipping chocolates, according to a press release.

Chocolate bars, truffles, and macarons will continue to be available, alongside new items like brownie a la mode, gelato sundaes, affogato, and shakes such as pistachio cocoa nib, salted caramel espresso, malted chocolate, and Aztec chocolate. Sipping chocolate varieties will include classic, Aztec, matcha, and malted with handmade marshmallows and whipped cream.

Cacao Café will offer expanded store hours, free Wi-Fi, and valet parking. Breakfast items will be available, too. The space can also be rented for private events and chocolate classes.