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Dandelion Chocolate

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Mission District
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740 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1735
+1 415-349-0942
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10:00 - 21:00
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Decatur, Illinois
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

if anyone in san fran suggest "hey lets go to dandelion after dinner" , go! don't hesitate. its busy, very busy, but while you wait you nibble little chocolate nubs from all over the world and it is fantastic and by the time you get to order you are so pumped you cant decide what to order because it all... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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210 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A place to go see how chocolate is made and try some - why aren't there many more such places! We had a good time with our visit, tried some good quality 70% and 100% chocolate bars (and bought some), tried some outstanding hot chocolate and helped ourselves to a couple of free marshmallows from the bowl near the till... More 

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Thank kani75
Home Usa
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459 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like dropping into the world of chocolate, so much to learn and too much deliciousness to taste here!

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Thank CaseyfromBoston
Des Moines, Iowa
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123 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We stopped at the kiosk for some hot chocolate and a treat at The Ferry Building. The hot chocolate was some of the best I've ever had! Talking to the others in line it sounds like you ca't go wrong ordering anything there.

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Thank AshleeRenee
memphis
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80 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Went to their kiosk by the pier and purchased some chocolate after reading about it online as a "designer" chocolatier. The lady was very knowledgeable about the chocolates and they were $8/bar. They had small samples you could taste of the various chocolates which was good since they all have distinct flavors. Only downside- when paying there was a section... More 

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Thank rucrazy222
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117 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

You can buy bars of dark chocolate which you can sample. Or buy a drink with a selection of deserts, all made of chocolate. The chocolate is made in store which you can view at the back of the premises.

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Thank Claint5
Decatur, Illinois
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I stopped here on a chilly afternoon for some hot chocolate, and it was very rich and chocolatey. They have homemade marshmallows, too, that are delicious.

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Thank pattyb519
Athens, Ohio
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Wow. We'll do a class or a tour the next time we're in San Francisco. The European Drinking Chocolate was an out-of-this-world treat -- so rich, not overly sweet, and served in a beautiful mug. The kids loved their mochas, marshmallows, toffee with cocoa nibs and a s'more, all exquisite. The opportunity to taste the different chocolates was very special.

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Thank karoline_e_lane
San Francisco, California
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77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Everything from chocolate chip cookies to chocolate desserts and to-go products. Examples are displayed.

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Thank steve h
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Instructors were open to answering questions and the class provided me with a (chocolate bar) solid, basic understanding of the way chocolate is made. Thank you!

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 740 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1735
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-349-0942

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Mission District

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Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighbourhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in the country.
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