100 locals recommend · Estimated price 1 out of 4 ·
Why locals recommend it
Who doesn't love a chocolate café? This is chocolate heaven. The space is welcoming, beautiful and educational for those interested in learning how beans become bars. The decadent and rich Dulce de Leche Bar is layered with creamy caramel, graham crust and chocolate ganache that work really well together. Dandelion also offers free marshmallows and chocolate samples. It gets very popular around 8pm on the weekdays, so it's best to go before then.
Tips from locals
Small-batch chocolatier offering handmade candy bars & brownies, cocoa beans & educational classes. Their European-style hot chocolate is heavenly good! They also has a factory location on 16th street, 15 minutes walk from there and offers tour and special event there. Check it out!
A MUST for the chocolate lover! They even have a smoothie made from cacao fruit. Divine.
Local San Francisco chocolate maker. Fun place to visit and taste chocolate and/or see how its made. Book way ahead to do a tasting or a tour, but you can just stop by the store if you want to just grab a bar to go.
Like an “artisanal Willy Wonka's”, this “phenomenal” Mission chocolatier and cafe's “small-scale” production of “high-quality chocolate” (on view in the back) winds up in “mind-blowing” brownie flights, hot or cold “drinkables”and “delectable” pastries; the setting’s typically “low-key” and it's…
9 blocks down Valencia Street. Excellent chocolate candies make special gifts to take home for friends. Delicious chocolate drinks.
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740 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes 10:00 PM
Yes (incl. American Express)
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