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Bittersweet Chocolate Cafe

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Café, International, Dessert
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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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  • 7
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  • 4
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A homey, friendly cafe where they serve wonderful flavors of frothy molten chocolate.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
geri w
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sunnyvale, ca
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sunnyvale, ca
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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480 reviews 480 reviews
373 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
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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57 restaurant reviews
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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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Princeton, NJ
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

I love their Mexican hot chocolate. It has a great flavor profile. Also, they have a very nice selection of desserts, chocolate bars, and other small items. A little pricey but worth it.

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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: Café, International, Dessert
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?