Praline freedom for Cacao Tree’s Myck

Myck studied to become a chocolatier in Wemmel. The Cacao Tree in the Kerkstraat regularly sees VIPs, including prince Laurent, top politicians and lots of normal Tervurenaars, of course. "The clients are great," he says.

“You’re really free with pralines as to what you can add, fruit, nuts and caramel. There’s a real choice as to what you can use. And we’ve got some 55 different types of pralines, with the cacao coming from different regions and plantations, all with a different taste,” Myck says.

“We’ve now been here for a bit more than two years,” says Myck Salens. But is the Cacao Tree not too small for all those coffee drinkers? “A lot of people say it should be bigger and we should expand. But moving would be difficult. And we do have the terrace,” 29-year old Myck tells Tervuren+ .

The idea was first of all to provide great chocolates. But then came the chance to open a coffee shop on Tervuren’s market.

Homemade, you can see the chocolates being made on site.

Myck studied to become a chocolatier in Wemmel. The Cacao Tree in the Kerkstraat regularly sees VIPs, including a local prince, top politicians and lots of normal Tervurenaars, of course. “The clients are great,” he says.

The idea was first of all to provide great chocolates, pralines as well as truffles, orangettes and even artisanal ice cream. Homemade, you can see the chocolates being made on site. But then came the chance to open a coffee shop on Tervuren’s market. “The location is great. It’s worked really well,” says Myck.

Myck is also on Instagram at:

https://www.instagram.com/chocolademyck

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