The Dallas Morning News

Sit and stay awhile at Oak Cliff Chocolatier’s new location

Inching her shop closer to Bishop Arts District action, CocoAndré Chocolatier owner Andrea Pedraza just bought and restored a 1917 cottage on West Seventh Street.

What a difference from the tiny West Davis digs she’s occupied since 2009: The front rooms are open and airy. One of the display tables is made of wood recovered from the property’s fence.

There’s a window on the chocolate-making activity, and when the weather cools, you can sit on the charming old-fashioned front porch.

Pedraza, who made a name with molded chocolates — including her fabulously fashionable chocolate high heels — adds chocolate drinks (how does dark, spicy Oaxacan sound?), chocolate cake and chocolate-covered palettas (most popular: vanilla caramel).

Grab some hot chocolate and check it out at a pop-up shop starting at 11 a.m. Oct. 3 with breakfast tacos from Living29 personal chef service and waffles from Double Dose Bakery.

Pedraza apprenticed with Rex Morgen, one of Dallas’ first chocolatiers. Besides the beautiful molded pieces, she makes traditional truffles in flavors such as dulce de leche, toasted coconut and raspberry lavender. CocoAndre’s official grand opening is Nov. 1. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday. 508 W. Seventh St., Dallas. 214-941-3030. cocoandre.com.

Kim Pierce

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