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Bittersweet chocolateria on College ave in oakland

patrick | Mar 17, 200506:06 PM

have noticed this place cycling by and decided to try it this afternoon for a pic-me-up.

i had the "european" drinking chocolate, which is just chocolate, no milk. it was very good. like liquid dark chocolate. not even that sweet. i had recently tried the starbucks stuff and it tasted to me like very sweet, hi-end hot cocoa. bittersweet's drinking chocolate is a different thing, perhaps the genuine article (it's my first, so I'm no expert). i have noticed some other drinking chocs in SF that i would like to try. but now i am pleased that this is a 5-min pedal away, and two doors down from our favorite local restaurant (soi 4).

the drink was 2.50. i asked for a slice of bread to wipe it up with and they gave me a large chunk of sour baguette for a dollar. they are just opening up so the counter help is a bit slow, but they're fine. i can't say the same for some of the clientele...but that's rockridge for you.

other available beverages include the "american" (con leche) and the "spicy" (con chile). they also offer a whole rack of chocolate bars from all over the place. i bought a $3 bar of spanish chocolate, 71% cacao, a varietal from ecuador. well traveled. varietal chocolate. i love it.

they were out of take out menus so i didn't catch the address. College, above Hudson, 2 doors north of Soi 4.


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