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Cacao

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414 sw 13th ave, Portland, OR
503.241.0656
Today
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A quiet, unassuming place

A small shop next to Blue Star Doughnuts specializing in a small variety of chocolates and espressos. It is a simple place--no vanilla syrup for lattes, no whip for hot chocolate. The quality bar is very high and the store modern and relaxed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A small shop next to Blue Star Doughnuts specializing in a small variety of chocolates and espressos. It is a simple place--no vanilla syrup for lattes, no whip for hot chocolate. The quality bar is very high and the store modern and relaxed.

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New Fairfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This place has one of the best chocolate selections I have seen. I ended up getting the shot flight which includes a regular chocolate, cinnamon infused and spicy hot chocolate. These drinks were decedent. I loved the cinnamon while my fiance loved the spicy. We also got a few truffles which were equally as good (Carmel and sea salt and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Another stop on the chocolatet trail in Portland. Very interesting selection of chocolates from around the world with a concentration from the NW. Worth the visit. Staff were kenwledgeable about the product. The things I bought were quite good

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Payson, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The staff was so friendly and helpful. The store was fun to wander around. We got the sampler trio of hot chocolates and the little cups were plenty even for 2. I could not image drinking a large cup of any of the varieties.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I love just about any kind of chocolate, so my wife didn't have to twist my arm to go here. We both had the spicy dark chocolate drink. Now, being gluttonous, I opted for the 7oz cup. I will say that it's an amazing drink, but I would recommend getting maybe the small or medium because it is so rich.... More 

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Layton, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We stopped in to have some of the sipping cocoa that has been raved about. We did the sampler trio and it was very indulgent. I thought the chocolates were pretty good, but the sipping chocolate too sweet. The person behind the counter seemed a bit snobby too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This place was recommended to us so we tried it out before leaving Portland. What I've learned on my trip is that flights are the best option to taste more flavors in smaller amount for a reasonable price. I recommend you to take a hot chocolate flight of three flavors: dark chocolate, cinnamon dark chocolate and spicy dark chocolate. Take... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Not my jam. Way too rich and the flavor just didn't do it for me. Also very expensive for what you get.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Heart of downtown, right next to the Heathman Hotel. Hot molten chocolate. Fifty shades of brown. Rich and decadent. Do I really need to spell it out? Go there after 2 hours after dinner on a cold night and order the the flight of melted chocolate. Savor it over an entire hour. The only downside is that there's not a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I was originally looking for a coffee, but then I saw this place and I gave it a try. "Drink Chocolate" was their logo. I ordered two shots of different chocolates. They come in paper shot glasses. My first one was a spicy chocolate, the second was dark. This was the best chocolate I have ever had in my life.... More 

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Additional Information about Cacao

Address: 414 sw 13th ave, Portland, OR
Phone Number: 503.241.0656
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Address: 414 sw 13th ave, Portland, OR
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 503.241.0656
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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