Tucson, AZ - Monsoon Chocolate, rated one of Food & Wine's best chocolate makers in America, is delighted to announce the opening of its new location, Monsoon Chocolate Cafe + Market, in the Copenhagen Plaza at 3630 E Fort Lowell Rd. The doors will officially open to the public on Saturday, June 10th at 9am, marking a significant milestone in Monsoon Chocolate's journey.
Monsoon Chocolate has garnered acclaim for its award-winning chocolate, crafted with local ingredients and ethically sourced cacao. The brand is renowned for creating unique flavors inspired by the Southwest region, as well as offering classic treats. With two Good Food Awards and multiple International Chocolate Awards under their belt, Monsoon Chocolate has been featured in prestigious publications such as New York Magazine, Bon Appétit, and Condé Nast Traveler. Their chocolate factory, located in the historic Santa Rita Park neighborhood, has garnered a loyal following, with nationwide shipping available.
After five successful years of operation at their original location in the historic La Buena building on 22nd st, Monsoon Chocolate made the strategic decision to relocate its cafe to better serve its customers. The new Monsoon Chocolate Cafe + Market, situated in Central Tucson, provides an opportunity to expand both the factory operations and guest capacity.
"We're thrilled to open the doors of Monsoon Chocolate Cafe + Market to the Tucson community," said Adam Scott Krantz, Co-Founder of Monsoon Chocolate. "This new location is a testament to our dedication and the incredible support we've received from our customers. We've faced numerous challenges, including real estate setbacks, the impact of COVID-19, and construction delays, but our resilience and the unwavering support from our community have brought us to this momentous occasion."
The new Monsoon Chocolate Cafe + Market features an expanded beverage menu, with locally roasted coffee from Decibel Coffee Works and a selection of teas from Seven Cups. Paired with their renowned chocolates, guests will have a delightful array of options to indulge in. The cafe will also showcase an ice cream dipping cabinet and a range of new frozen treats. Additionally, the market section of the cafe will offer carefully curated specialty foods from like-minded makers across the country, along with pantry staples. In the fall, Monsoon Chocolate will further expand its operating hours and unveil its savory menu. The location will also house "The Tasting Room," a versatile space for classes, workshops, community events, and private rentals.
The grand opening of Monsoon Chocolate Cafe + Market coincides with Father's Day celebrations, and the company is excited to release the latest batch of their highly acclaimed Whiskey Del Bac Barrel Aged Dark Chocolate bar, just in time for the occasion.