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The 9 Best Chocolate Shops In San Francisco

Updated: October 14, 2021

Creamy, decadent and delicious! We can’ get enough of the chocolate offerings at these San Francisco restaurants! We analyzed top review sites and leading local food articles for the great chocolate shops featured on this list. Pralines, truffles, and steaming mugs of hot chocolate - you will find the best of this sweet treat at these San Francisco stores.

Find the perfect Chocolate spot

Tartine Bakery & Cafe

Bakery, $$, MissionBakery, $$San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Thorough Bread & Pastry

Desserts, $$, Eureka Valley - Dolores Heights - CastroDesserts, $$San Francisco, Eureka Valley - Dolores Heights - Castro
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Kokak Chocolates

Desserts, Eureka Valley - Dolores Heights - CastroDessertsSan Francisco, Eureka Valley - Dolores Heights - Castro
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

GIO Gelati - San Francisco

Desserts, $, Cow HollowDesserts, $San Francisco, Cow Hollow
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Kahnfections

Bakery, $$, MissionBakery, $$San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Frena Bakery and Cafe

Bakery, $$, South of MarketBakery, $$San Francisco, South of Market
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Little Heaven

Desserts, $, MissionDesserts, $San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Z Cioccolato

Desserts, $, Telegraph HillDesserts, $San Francisco, Telegraph Hill
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

La Boulangerie de San Francisco, Pine

Bakery, $$, Lower Pacific HeightsBakery, $$San Francisco, Lower Pacific Heights
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

How does it work?

We know how tough it is to find the best Chocolate in San Francisco. We analyzed 28999 San Francisco restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 San Francisco restaurant reviews, and 2955 lists and articles – looking closely at what CultureTrip, Eater and Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life had to say – and applied our boam magic. For example, we considered CultureTrip - The Best Restaurants In The Castro, San Francisco, Eater - The Best Coffee Shops for First Dates in San Francisco and Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - Where to Find the Best Cakes & Pastries in San Francisco/Bay Area as we sourced this ultimate list. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. If your next meal is in any of these ten restaurants, the Chocolate aficionado in you will rejoice.

Drink pairing tips for Chocolate

  • cappucino with your cupcake

    Try coupling cupcake with a coffee like cupcake to balance its sweet flavours.

  • The best drink pairing for fruit cake

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for fruit cake can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some fortified wine, particularly a glass of sherry. This, sweet, fortified wine balances the rich fruit cake.

  • The perfect match for your lemon cake

    Experts recommend pairing a lemon cake with a glass of Riesling, a popular white wine.

Factoids about Chocolate

  • Celebrating a love for lemon cupcake

    If you’re ever in The United Statesduring December, be ready to celebrate National Lemon Cupcake Day. The people of The United States usually celebrate it on the 15 of December.

  • October = Chocolate festival

    You will not regret going to see the ice cream eating contest at the Utica Ice Cream Festival. It happens every October in Utica!

  • Once upon a time

    The chiffon cake was only thought up in 1927! We wonder what people ever did without some good chiffon cake in their lives...

Parking information

Parking has always been a challenge in San Francisco. To make your life easier, we partnered with SpotHero, an innovative digital parking reservation service, so you can easily and effortlessly find parking near your selected Chocolate spot.

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