From the footpath outside Kakawa, its two owners are visible through the glass front doors as they work on their hand-made chocolate.

Inside, in the shop’s white interior, the attention of shoppers quickly focuses on the “edible jewels” made daily by life and business partners Jin Sun Kim and David Ralph.

Many people mistake the small shop for a production kitchen. The open-plan workspace invites customers to observe the intricacies of working with chocolate. The non-refrigerated chocolate showcase displays the couple’s commitment to freshness and quality, as well as their wares.