Cocoa and coffee join forces in Covent Garden

Roast & Conch, Covent GardenAfter a snowy weekend, there’s nothing better than enjoying a mug of hot chocolate – which makes now the perfect time to visit Hotel Chocolat’s new concept store, Roast & Conch, in the heart of Seven Dials, Covent Garden.

Linking cocoa growing, chocolate making and tasting in one location, the luxury chocolatier’s ‘coffee vs cocoa bar’ on Monmouth Street is a first for London. Hotel Chocolat have teamed up with Monmouth Coffee to offer a drinks menu written in familiar coffee language – the twist being that customers can decide whether they would like their latte, flat white or cappuccino prepared with cocoa freshly roasted on the premises or with coffee beans.

Cocoa lovers can also try out Roast & Conch’s bespoke ‘cacao cuisine’ menu, offering a range of warm cocoa wraps and open salad sandwiches including duck confit with roasted cocoa nibs or goats’ cheese with walnuts and dark chocolate. Those with a sweet tooth can indulge in sweet cocoa wraps with fillings like salted caramel and cocoa whipped cream.

Try the full menu at Roast & Conch, 4 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9HB.

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