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Bittersweet Chocolate Cafe

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5427 College Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618
510-654-7159
Today
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu - Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Moe accurately, 4/6

I hate to dis a place so neighborly and chill! If you are looking for a place neighborly and chilly, well, here you are! I'd like to see more options food-wise. The muffins are quite satisfying and not crazy oversized as I find to often be the case in places like this. Coffee beverages were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Robert L
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I hate to dis a place so neighborly and chill! If you are looking for a place neighborly and chilly, well, here you are! I'd like to see more options food-wise. The muffins are quite satisfying and not crazy oversized as I find to often be the case in places like this. Coffee beverages were adquate; haven't tried the chocolates.... More 

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sunnyvale, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I had the salted caramel hot chocolate and my love Michael had the chocolate chai. Both were intensely flavorful... the chai had beautifully complex Indian spices, and the salted caramel was just comfort in a cup. The energy is easygoing and warm, and it is a wonderful place to play Boggle and have deep conversations. The bench outside to cuddle... More 

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Oakland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I explained the kind of (spicy) chocolate drink I'd like over ice and it was made to order. Delicious! Not more I can say, just a yummy place for chocolate drinks.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I walk by and wonder what the attraction is to his place? The drinks are way too sweet. I tried this place several times and even asked them if they could tone down the sugar but no dice. Chocolate does not equal sweet.

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Piedmont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

When you visit the cafe, you must try Bittersweet's Salted Caramel Cocoa. I loved it so much, that I bought the mocha cocoa and a jar of the salted caramel as holiday gifts for friends and family to enjoy.

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Oakland, California, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Any type or flavor of chocolate your heart desires , ambience is passive with the smells of the kitchen in the background. Great chai latte's . My favorite cafe in Rockridge to chill

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Daly City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Local coffee shop. simple and nice. give u a very chilled feeling, variations of coffee and cake. should check it out

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you're looking for yummy hot chocolate or a rich milkshake, Bittersweet should be your first stop. Hot chocolates are made with melted chocolate instead of cocoa powder and you can have it with milk to make it an especially delectable treat. I tend to come here when I'm having a rough day and need a pick me up. Mission... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

I came here with an Amazon Local deal. For $15, I got 2 specialty drinks, 1 pastry and a box of chocolates. We opted for the chocolate croissant which was so delicious. For the drinks, we got the cafe latte and the spiced chocolate w/ espresso. The spiced chocolate w/ espresso tasted like a Mayan Hot Chocolate but spicier. It's... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Hot coco is great! Baked goods are inconsistent. Cookies are hard not soft and not gret flavor. Used o have huge chocolate selection but they have scaled back!!! But if you want great hot coco GO!!!!!!

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Additional Information about Bittersweet Chocolate Cafe

Address: 5427 College Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618
Phone Number: 510-654-7159
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Cuisine: Cafe, International

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5427 College Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-654-7159

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Cafe, International
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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