Australian chocolate cafe brand Theobroma has agreed a deal to open its first European site at Lend Lease’s Touchwood mall in the West Midlands.

Theobroma’s 1,243 sq ft café will open in Touchwood’s Map Room.

Theobroma was founded in Australia and has franchises in Saudi Arabia, Singapore and China. The brand is also expanding in Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia. Its chocolate lounge at Touchwood is its first in both the UK and continental Europe.

Chimichanga will also open its first restaurant in the West Midlands at Touchwood. Chimichanga’s 3,710 sq ft restaurant is situated on the upper dining terrace, adjacent to Wagamama and Handmade Burger Company. 

Both will open later this autumn.

DTZ acted for Touchwood. Theobroma and Chimichanga both dealt directly.