Cadbury World Cafe duty manager Shari Kwapil (left) and
Cadbury World manager Kylie Ruwhiu-Karawana raise their
glasses to the opening of the Cadbury World Cafe in Dunedin
Photo by Gregor Richardson.
Dunedin's own chocolate box cafe opened this week.
The Cadbury World Cafe is the first chocolate-themed cafe to
operate from a company factory, Cadbury World manager Kylie
It was designed to take the magic of the chocolate factory
and ''bring it into life'', she said.
Patrons could craft their own cupcakes and Cadbury products
were incorporated into hot drinks, she said.
The decor of the cafe, built in what used to be a transport
lane from the factory yard to Cumberland St, was
''sympathetic'' to its history.
''What we wanted to achieve is an industrial-looking cafe
because it's an industrial site.''
Work on the cafe started last November. A final figure for
the project was not yet available, but ''it was a significant
investment'', Mrs Ruwhiu-Karawana said.
Mondelez New Zealand managing director Alistair de Raadt was
confident about the investment.
More than 110,000 people came through Cadbury World on tours
every year and the cafe provided another way to capture the
public's imagination, he said.
''It's a great innovation to the business and ... to the
city, considering the importance of tourism to the city,'' he
''It shows what you can do with some imagination and some