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South Bend Chocolate Cafe

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122 S Michigan, South Bend, IN 46619
574-287-0725
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Food average, candy and drinks awesome

Whenever a friend wants to meet for lunch at SB Chocolate Cafe, I cringe. The food is only average - not even as good as retro soda fountain food. The staff will point to the giant cans of soup behind them when you ask if the soups are homemade and the grilled sandwiches available are less than... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Tracie D
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South Bend, Indiana
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We were in South Bend to attend a wedding at Notre Dame. We stopped in for lunch. I had the lobster bisque which was tasty. The highlight of lunch was the hummus. It tasted like it was homemade. I had a strawberry soda, which I have not had for years.

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South Bend, Indiana
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Whenever a friend wants to meet for lunch at SB Chocolate Cafe, I cringe. The food is only average - not even as good as retro soda fountain food. The staff will point to the giant cans of soup behind them when you ask if the soups are homemade and the grilled sandwiches available are less than inspired. But, come... More 

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Bratt, Florida
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97 reviews 97 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Based on reviews, we went to the South Bend Chocolate Café for dinner. (It seems that everything else that isn't a chain shuts down early in South Bend.) The store is divided into several rooms (a bakery with cheesecake cases, the long chocolate display cases, the café line, and a retail shop with toys, tshirts, etc.) and you can get... More 

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Omaha
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70 reviews 70 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

With a name like "South Bend Chocolate Factory" you wouldn't think they serve food...well they do, and it's damn good! I went for lunch and ordered the 1/2 sandwich & soup and it was a full meal. The Cuban sandwich was one of the better ones I've ever had - and Im from little Cuba, aka Miami. I ordered the... More 

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Michigan City, Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Not a lot of choices, but assembly line approach worked well and food was decent and reasonably priced. Could also order coffee drinks and coordinate their delivery with meal. Not many choices in downtown South Bend, so worth visiting. Did not eat chocolate but had their confections before and they are o.k.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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81 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

You can buy the same items elsewhere at cheaper prices. Nothing cozy just boring. Foopd over priced for not much taste...living off their reputation.

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South Bend, Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

If you want sweets, look no more! From candy, cakes, fondue and plain old Hot Chocolate, there is something for everyone here. They also offer sandwiches and such, they are good and reasonably priced.

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Elmhurst, IL
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The restaurant serves a variety of hot sandwiches and soups. The ordering process was chaotic and confusing. They offer a huge variety of speciaty sodas, but it wasn't clear if you should take them from the shelf behind you or ask for one up front. You had to ask for ice and a cup. You also weren't clear if you... More 

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Indiana
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Good food and quick service. We went before a show at the Morris and it was a great place for a quick meal. The food was tasty and reasonably priced.

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South Bend
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This place is great. Always enjoy going there. Usually go for Ice cream or dessert. I had the Chocolate eruption cheesecake and I was in heaven! SOOOO delicious. Nice place for after dinner dessert and convo.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 122 S Michigan, South Bend, IN 46619
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: 574-287-0725

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Dessert

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