Dandelion Chocolate, San Francisco

Dandelion Chocolate is one of my favs!20140806Dandelion120140806Dandelion220140806Dandelion3


I remember liking this Butuo Liberia bar, but their selection changes.20140806Dandelion4


Packaging is nice, and it looks even better on a hipster table.20140806Dandelion5


Those marshmallows can be easy to miss.20140806Dandelion6


Hot chocolate is rich.20140806Dandelion7


Actually all the chocolate drinks are rich!  Horchata included.20140806Dandelion8


I recommend washing it down with a marshmallow or two.20140806Dandelion9


Dandelion Chocolate, 740 Valencia St (at 18th), San Francisco, CA 94110

theLab (formerly known as Chocolate Lab), San Francisco


Ritual Coffee

Hot Drinking Chocolate: made with Recchiuti chocolate Pistoles (beads of pure chocolate) and Vanilla Bean Marshmallows. Cup by Heath Ceramics.

Egg, Bacon & Polenta: egg and bacon from Marin Sun Farms.


The hot chocolate feels like you’re literally drinking a dark, smooth, rich chocolate bar. It’s quite delicious, and works well with the vanilla marshmallow! A worthy representation of Recchuiti confections. I just wish there were more menu items that have the nougatine found in the Lab Cake. That thing is awesome!

theLab is one of my faves for a casual-yet-nice lunch, brunch, dinner, and/or dessert stop. Everything I’ve tried here has exceeded my expectations. The staff is courteous and attentive, taking time to explain some of the menu items and lend their recommendations when asked. They’ve also got a great location, being warmer than most of SF, clean, with easy street parking and Muni access.

And the bathroom is clean!

theLab, 801 22nd St., San Francisco, CA 94107