A fine chocolate is like a fine wine: full-flavored, delicately structured, and inadvisable to consume while operating a Segway. Uncork the endorphins with today's Groupon. For $10, you'll get $25 worth of gourmet chocolates, delicious desserts, and beverages at CocoFlow Chocolate Café. Inside the East Main Street location, you'll find a cornucopia of confections, including gourmet espresso, locally crafted chocolates and pastries, and internationally sourced truffles.
From hand-rolled truffles to passion-fruit-puree–infused bon bons, CocoFlow's sweet-toothed selection runs the gamut. Snack on a Madagascar dark-chocolate–centered praline steeped with Earl Grey ($3.50), or a gilded Mexican pyramid filled with rich, Mexican dark-chocolate ganache and dusted with 24-carat gold ($7.50). Slices of cakes, tortes, and breads beckon from behind the pastry case, like a decadent sliver of red-velvet cake ($5.50) or mocha torte ($5.50). Accessorize treats with gourmet sips of all temperatures. CocoFlow serves gourmet espresso and coffees, plus frozen and regular hot-chocolate drinks.
Desserts punctuate meal sentences with an exclamation point and offer motivation to dismantle menacing broccolis that stand between diners and their sweets. With today's Groupon, you can hone knife-precision skills on a piece of multilayered cake or inoffensively greet the new tenant in the building with handmade chocolates. CocoFlow is open every day except Sunday and Monday, with extended hours on Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m. for late-night cravings. Stop in on weekdays for lunch-time crêpe service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
CocoFlow has also been featured in the Oklahoman numerous times.
CocoFlow Chocolate Cafe
Gene Leiterman spends his days at a culinary college teaching the art of pastry making and his evenings at CocoFlow Chocolate Cafe molding his favorite medium. His chocolate handiwork ranges from truffles infused with rose syrup to edible sculptures--he once carved a 20-pound chocolate Easter bunny, which proceeded to lay several Cadbury eggs. He's also filled the café's menu with slices of cake, fresh crepes, and hand-painted bon-bons, such as the pistachio crème with swirls of colorful cocoa butter. During CocoFlow's hands-on weekend classes, students learn to craft their own chocolates using machinery-free European techniques that they can replicate at home.