Thank you Jetsetting Joyce for the great article in Mel: Hot or Not
Arguably one of the happy consequences of H&M evicting the previous tenants of GPO is that Cacao Fine Chocolate has been transformed into Cacao Lab in Driver Lane.
Cacao Lab, which is down an alleyway from the revamped Strand arcade, is a much bigger space than the previous island stand. It’s pretty hard to miss – all sleekness and bright lights and with custom-made glass domes protecting inviting samples of Cacao’s dessert handiwork.
Inside the space is decked out in white subway tiles and tanks of chocolate on the counter.
The focus is on new-age eclairs along with more seating and a more relaxing setting. Why eclairs? Because, don’t ya know, eclairs are the new macarons are the new cupcakes are the new whatevers.
And Cacao Lab’s eclairs are a work of art – you won’t be able to stop at just one!
I was invited to their opening launch and have been back several times to sample their sweet treats, one by one.
It’s pretty hard to pick when you’re faced with a veritable runway of sugary goodness. I quit sugar? I think not.