Currently trading across two locations in New York as Chocolate DIP, Cocomelt London will serve the brand’s 100% Belgian chocolate themed desserts, including crépes, waffles, chocolate covered strawberries, signature fettuccine and sushi crépes.
Launching in June, it will be joined on Wardour Street by health food café Acai Berry, which will open its London location next door later in the year.
The brand, which currently operate in Oxford Circus, Carnaby Street, Chelsea, Shoreditch and Notting Hill, serves health-focused smoothie bowls and drinks with an assortment of toppings.
“We are delighted to have signed for our debut UK location, giving us the opportunity to deliver the very best of our Belgian chocolate desserts to a new, European audience,” says Sarah Jarrah, co-founder of Cocomelt London.
“Our position on Wardour Street puts us at the very centre of Soho alongside many other emerging and established culinary brands, and we’re grateful for the advice and guidance Shelley Sandzer have provided in securing this site for us. We look forward to making a splash within London’s dessert scene in the coming months.”
The sites for the two dessert-led concepts were secured by property agency Shelley Sandzer. Shelley Sandzer acted for the landlord; Cocomelt London dealt direct while Taylor Gershon represented Acai Berry.
Nick Weir, joint managing Partner at Shelley Sandzer, says: “We are proud at Shelley Sandzer to continually offer international brands the opportunity to make their UK debuts, which has been the case in securing this Wardour Street location for Cocomelt London.
“Equally, in supporting Acai Berry’s growth across the capital we feel we are adding further diversification to London’s ever-evolving health and dessert industry, offering consumers yet more choice in the heart of Soho.
“We are currently pursuing deals for a handful of new and emerging concepts entering the UK, demonstrating how the West End is still an integral part of the capital’s F&B scene.”