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Dandelion Chocolate
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740 Valencia St San Francisco, CA 94110
740 Valencia StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94110
$Chocolate Shop, Cafe
Chocolate Shop
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Today 10AM–10PM
Saturday 10AM–10PMSunday 10AM–5PMMonday 10AM–5PMTuesday 10AM–5PMWednesday 10AM–5PMThursday 10AM–5PMFriday 10AM–5PM
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Small-batch chocolatier offering handmade candy bars & brownies, cocoa beans & educational classes.- Google
"Small batch chocolate used in unique desserts (a chocolate spritzer?)."
"The quality of the food is fantastic but is not worth the big price tags."
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Yutaka A Tabata
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2 months overdue but I can still recall every single detail which means that it was incredibly good (or sometimes incredibly bad). These guys take their chocolate seriously - from their beans to the chocolate making process. They like to keep their chocolate recipes simple and let the ingredients do the talking. Every chocolate lover should make a trip out here. Their iced chocolate drinks were off the charts good. Pair it with their handmade marshmallows and you're in heaven.
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Charles Thayer
2 months ago
Great chocolate store, which is definitely foodie-worthy, and functions as an exhibit of the whole chocolate making and curing process. They have delicious tidbits and little bites, along with fantastic hot chocolate and mocha coffees. The die-hard chocolate lover will want the European drinking chocolate, the Mission resident will want the spicy Mission Hot Chocolate, and the kids will love the hot chocolate or "PB&J". The also sell bars, beans, and a few other gift items. My least favorite drink has been the mocha cappuccino because it's relative light on chocolate.
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Amy Gepfert
4 months ago
Delicious chocolate and very educational space with tons of info, helpful staff and lots to taste and learn. Would love to go back for a class sometime. I love their ethical attitude to their growers and how honest they are. Prices are high but it's small batch production and it all tastes so so good. Very much worth a visit - at least to sample and buy some chocolate, but stay to try some of their beautiful pastries and hot chocolates.
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Nic Villegas
in the last week
The best chocolate. I used to be a milk chocolate lover and hated dark chocolate. Then I tried Dandelion and now I'm a complete chocolate snob. It's wonderful.
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Jake Johns
in the last week
OMG a chocolate lovers paradise! If you love dark chocolate, this is the place you've been dreaming of! Staff very friendly and knowledgeable of the products they sell. Various small deserts, chocolate inspired beverages and chocolate bars to choose from. Chocolate comes from Tanzania, Peru and Madagascar . Just to name a few countries the cocoa beans come from. All chocolate items made in house!
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Ilankovan Thushyantha
a month ago
Had a real chocolatey experience, the freshly processed chocolates are available here. The cocoa seeds are brought straightaway from countries such as Madagascar and are processed with high quality. Had a chance to speak to the shop owner, about their history and the processing methods. Quite cool though!
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Angela Lau
2 months ago
Great chocolate tasting and the best hot chocolate I've ever had (Mission Hot Chocolate)! It's also a cafe with a lot of desserts to choose from made with their chocolates which comprise only two ingredients - cocoa and sugar. The bars are not cheap but i bought every bar just for good measure!
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Neshwa Chantal Boukhari
4 weeks ago
The Mission hot chocolate with almond milk - hells yeah! This place is divine both aesthetically, conceptually and epicuriously! Hot recommend!

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very excited about our 2nd annual 12 Nights of Chocolate! We have some amazing guest pastry chefs hosting dessert tastings all to benefit the SF Marin Food Bank. Check it out here: http://dande.li/12nights2014
This holiday season, we are proud to announce our upcoming 2nd Annual 12 Nights of Chocolate, a late night dessert series benefiting the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank.  Last year, we raised over 10,000 meals for the hungry and we’re hopeful we can raise even more this year. This season, an inspiring lineup of chefs and connoisseurs will host a series of events celebrating chocolate through desserts, tastings, demonstrations, book signings, and mo...
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Thursday, August 21st from 7-8:45pm
Join us for our first tasting exploration of cheese and chocolate pairings! Alex Ourieff, founder of Vagabond Cheese Company, will bring along a handpicked selection of cheeses to taste with cacao at different stages of it’s journey from bean to bar. #cheese   #chocolate   #pairing   #tasting   #beantobar  

Get tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/cheese-chocolate-tasting-tickets-12537593279?aff=eac2
8/21 - Cheese and Chocolate Tasting Join us for a tasting exploration of cheese and chocolate pairings! Alex Ourieff, founder of Vagabond Cheese Company, will bring along a handpicked selection of cheeses to taste with cacao at different stages of it’s journey from bean to bar. During this class we’ll experiment together with the process of pairing while we play with flavor combinations and texture through several courses. We’ll discuss process ...
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Happy National S'mores Day! Today only, Lisa has created a special hot chocolate with Papua New Guinea ganache, a house made marshmallow torched to order, topped with salted graham cracker crumbs. Ask for it at the cafe!
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Here's a closer look at the label story for our new Camino Verde 100% bar: "Camino Verde Cacao is operated by Vicente Norero in Balao, Ecuador. Cynthia has been on a mission to find a bean that tasted good enough to stand on its own. Without anything to hide behind, every nuance of the Camino Verde bean is apparent in this 100% bar. We enjoy the tannic start and almond butter texture of this pure, bold, chocolatey bar." #100percentcacao   #beantobar  
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That's not too shabby! Can't wait to try it!!!
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It's HOT today in San Francisco in July! What odd summer weather we're having. Start your day with an iced mocha - it will keep you cool.
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We're excited to be toasting up s'mores at +7x7SF 's Big Eat Live event today at AT&T Park! For those who were lucky enough to get tx to this sold out event, come say hi! 
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Wow! Thanks for the shout out +Bon Appétit ! We're honored to be included in your Big Fat Weekend.
From avant-garde croissant stacks to updated Eastern European classics, a guide to the sweetest sweets in the dessert wonderland of San Francisco
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Today we welcome our first 70% bar from the other San Francisco: San Francisco de Macor'is, Dominican Republic

Label story: Oko Caribé is a fermentery in the Duarte Region of the Dominican Republic near the other San Francisco. Kaleb was excited to work with beans from  an organization so focused on social responsibility and their local community. In this bar we taste notes of #roasted #peanuts, #honey, and subtle #cherry#beantobar  
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I can hardly wait to try this. Are you bringing it to the Northwest Chocolate Festival this year?
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Our friends at +Woods Beer Co. made an excellent summery beer with our Madagascar nibs! Get a taste at the launch party tonight at +Cerveceria de MateVeza.
Island Mild Woods Beer Co. + Dandelion Chocolate The last time William Bostwick of Woods Beer and I blended our knowledge of cacao and beer making, we came up with Cocoa Crisp: a porter inspired by the South Pacific and made with cacao from Papua New Guinea. We were so pleased with the outcome of that collaboration that we knew, immediately, this was the beginning of a fun, fruitful, and chocolatey friendship. Since Dandelion is currently out of ...
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2 years ago, our maker Cynthia joked about making a 100% bar. After years of testing roast profiles that were too bitter or acidic, she's especially excited that our Camino Verde 100% bar is now a reality. Stop in and give it a try! "We enjoy the tannic start and almond butter texture of this pure, bold, chocolatey bar." Ingredients: Ground Cocoa Beans NO SUGAR ADDED!
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To get the best 100% chocolate, you need to remove the germ from each cocoa bean. As far as I know, there's only a single tree-to-bar producer in west Africa that uses that technique.
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Thanks +Mission Local for the nice article!
The Dandelion Chocolate cafe is a simple space. Customers sip European hot chocolates while sitting at sturdy wooden tables. Tall shelves surround them, displaying locally-made sweets. Above, the rafters of a large, open roof are exposed, lending an architectural feel. A Scandinavian design influence is clear. In this respect, it is similar to a lot of other Valencia Street food establishments. The minimalist style meant to portray a muted sort o...
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Make Chocolate? Want to engage with other professional Chocolate Makers? Come to the Chocolate Maker Unconference in Seattle from Oct 2 - 3 (just before the Northwest Chocolate Festival) -- click here for info: http://www.dandelionchocolate.com/2014/07/09/join-us-for-the-chocolate-maker-unconference/#anchor
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