| Rydges Hotels
ian 6/26/2014

Those who like a smorgasbord of sensational sweeties will be thrilled to see the Cacao Lab open in Melbourne CBD (Drivers Lane behind the new H&M building).

Cacao 1The real-life Willy Wonkers and co-owners are master pastry chef-come-chocolatiers, Laurent Meric and Tim Clark.

Who doesn’t love handmade fine chocolates, melt in your mouth éclairs and an endless range of dessert pastries?! And who didn’t love the delicacies on display at the launch that included little almond meal bikkies with cute faces and Red Bull and Vodka miniature sherbert ice creams.

This quirky store is a chocolate lover’s paradise and there are simply too many scrumptious options to choose from… mouth-watering macaroons… and new-wave’ éclairs, including the red and white striped ‘Where’s Wally’, lemony ‘Leroy’ and vanilla-rose ‘Audrey Hepburn’ as well as test tubes filled with piña colada crème.

Tim Clark predicts the ‘Salted Caramel’ will be their top seller, but, then again, ‘Pinocchio’ with his pistachio crème and strawberry jelly might have your name on it.

Open 7 days a week through the day with late trading on Thursdays and Fridays, Cacao Lab is ideal for a rich hot chocolate on a cold Melbourne day or to grab yourself a box of deliciousness to take home with you!

This should be a must-do on your next Melbourne getaway – as is a stay at Rydges Melbourne in Exhibition Street in the CBD, just a few calories walk from Driver’s Lane or on the city fringe at Rydges on Swanston.



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