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New Dessert Cafe in San Diego - Eclipse Chocolat

Alice Q | Jan 5, 2008 04:27 PM

Eclipse Chocolat owner William Gustwiller has opened a new dessert cafe and chocolate shop on El Cajon Boulevard, just down the street from Livewire and around the corner from Mama's - also close to the Red Fox Room. I went by today and sampled a few things - he has some truffles with unusual flavor combinations, brownies with add-ins like Muscavado Sugar, his own marshmallows, gingerbread, etc. He's also doing a cheese plate with a burnt caramel sauce that sounded good. He has espresso drinks (using Caffe Calabria coffee) and his own drinking chocolate, including a delicious hot white chocolate with vanilla bean and orange. The shop is really nice inside with fancy furnishings and stylish details. He's got a special right now of a dessert platter for two for $12.99 - with four items on it. If you like sort of arty, innovative chocolates it's definitely worth checking out.

He's got a blog - with more information about the shop and what he's doing. It sounds like he'll be doing some special events and adding some things to the menu. His chocolates are pretty good and he does nice little gift packages, etc. I think it will do well.

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