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“Cozy European feel, delicious food”
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Ranked #7 of 20 Dessert in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Cooper Street
Transit: Metro bus station with links to San Jose, three blocks away.
Santa Cruz, California
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Cozy European feel, delicious food”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

This tiny cafe, tucked in next to the Bookshop Santa Cruz on Pacific Avenue is like stepping into a small cafe in France or trattoria in Italy. The triple cheese quiche and Mediterranean salad are divine, and the chicken pot pie is great too. There are just a few tables so it feels intimate. There are interesting sodas and good coffee, and the waiters are pleasant and efficient. This is a great place to have lunch before or after an early movie at the Regal 9-plex theater across the street.Park in the free parkling garage a block over on Front St. and walk thorugh the bookstore to find Chocolat.

  • Visited January 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Santa Clara, California
Level 6 Contributor
408 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Excellent Venezuelan Hot choclate”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

On Pacific Garden Mall. Nice place, very different desserts and a variety of hot chocolates...so on a cold day, it fits the bill! Big interesting different menu.

Visited September 2012
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Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic chocolate Dessert!”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

What a pleasant surprise this was! We were looking for a late night dessert spot, and Chocolate was recommended by another local business. Entering the small establishment, I was a litle wary. It is very plain and very small. The staff was not overly friendly, but the incredible chocolate made up for their weaknesses! We were a party of 12, so were placed in a back corner at a long wooden table, shy on decor, for sure!
But when our "Chocolate Orgy" arrived for 4 of us at one end to share, we could not have been happier! Everything on the large serving tray was incredible! Tiramisu, Coconut cheesecake, chocolate ice cream, chocolate mousse, but the most amzing thing were some chocolate bon bon type treats filled with mousses, vanilla, chocolate and mint! The chocolate was so thick you had to really push hard with a fork to break through it to get to the amazing cream filling! The chocolate was about the best I have ever had!! Our other friends sampled different items and everyone was thrilled with what they ordered and vowed to be back! It was the first visit for all of us, but won't be the last!! Put it at the top of your list! You won't be disappointed. They also have outdoor seating, which would be more pleasant, weather permitting.

  • Visited November 2012
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Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Probably the best on the main street”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

We struggled to find a proper restaurant on the main street in Santa Cruz, chocolate was good, friendly, nice food, quick service, maybe lacking VERY slightly in atmosphere but we enjoyed the meal and the experience

Visited October 2012
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Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Just good food”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

If your looking for a great little restaurant, this is the place. The menu had a variety of healthy food choices and they offered half plates for those with smaller appetites. They have a lot organic and homemade pasta dishes. Everyone at my table raved about their choice. Outside seating had heat lamps to take off the chill. Perfect choice for any occasion. PS--they had an amazing organic pumpkin pie, so leave room for desert!

  • Visited October 2012
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