Kildare, Ireland-based Lily O’Brien’s, a manufacturer of premium truffles, pralines and organic chocolates, opened its first chocolate cafe in Manhattan last month. The new cafe, located in the Bryant Park area, just blocks from Times Square and Grand Central Station, will serve a mix of signature-blend hot beverages and its luxury award-winning chocolate collections.

Since its founding in 1992, Lily O’Brien’s has created more than 180 varieties of premium chocolates based on the recipes of founder Mary Ann O’Brien.  The New York cafe marks a significant expansion for the company and paves the way for additional brand extensions throughout the United States.

The U.S. cafe operations will be run by Lily O’Brien shareholder Cathal Queally.