Kakao specializes in melting chocolate into 15 different possible drinks that range from a dark mocha to sipping chocolate made with 63% cacao. But if you’re not in the mood to drink something sweet at 8am, they have a menu of classic espresso drinks. The most comfortable seat in the house is the living room set in the middle of the space, which ends up being even more comfortable with a mug full of liquid chocolate. They also have a private working area you can reserve for free.
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