• Crowdfunding Cocoa Cabana set their sweet sights on Ancoats

Crowdfunding Cocoa Cabana set their sweet sights on Ancoats

2 October 2018 by Neil Sowerby

HOT foodie destination Ancoats might just be developing a sweet tooth. The arrival of Pollen Bakery at Cotton Field Wharf brings not just 30 day sourdough loaves; the queues they’ve brought with them from Piccadilly are equally focused on their viennoiserie pastries and cult cruffins. Set to open in Murray Street on October 10, Trove too will bring from Levenshulme their own cake contribution.

Now chocolate is on the horizon as Cocoa Cabana, the award winning Burton Road chocolaterie, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to finance a second outlet in (location to be confirmed). Six years after opening at the original West Didsbury site Sarah Gallagher is bidding to raise £15,000 via Kickstarter to get Cocoa Cabana Ancoats off the ground. She has already secured £50,000 in finance for the project.

She says: “The new shop will have room to have more customers for afternoon teas, it will have loads of space for lovely chocolate, it will have a super cool interior where you can even watch us making our gorgeous bonbons. It will have space for parties, chocolate events and even better it will have space for chocolate making classes! 

“If that isn't enough we will also have a fabulous cocktail menu, great tunes and a carefully curated selection of gifts, meaning you can treat your friends and then treat yourself.”

Cocoa Cabana has won Great Taste Awards and Academy of Chocolate Awards for its truffles.