If you’re looking to treat yourself after finals or need a last minute gift, try some of the chocolate from the East Bay. It’s delish.

Charles Chocolates
Location: Emeryville, but there are tons of Berkeley shops that carry the chocolates too
Deets: Organic ingredients, small batches, hand made, fresh.

You can even get a tour of their kitchen and facilities.

Scharffen Berger
Location: West Berkeley (also available in local stores)
Deets: Flavorful, “old-word style,” slight citrus kick

Also offers a tour and even has its own restaurant, Cafe Cacao.

Cosmic Chocolate
Location: Temescal Oakland
Deets: Colorful, sweet, creative.

Oh, the designs on these chocolates! They’re so pretty you’ll almost not want to eat them … almost.

Bittersweet Cafe
Location: Rockridge Oakland
Deets: Chocolate bars, chocolate drinks, chocolate pastries, truffles.

So they don’t make their own bars, but if you want to peruse the best of the best (and enjoy some steaming Blue Bottle meanwhile), then Bittersweet is your cacao haven.

Got your own favorites that we missed? Comment and let us know where else to get our chocolate fix in the East Bay.

Image Source: RIPizzo under Creative Commons
Charles Chocolates [Website]
Scharffen Berger [Website]
Cosmic Chocolate [Website]
Bittersweet Cafe [Website]
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Dec 18, 2008 at 2:50 pm

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chocolate eater said:
Dec 18, 2008 at 6:36 pm

you forgot about chocolatier blue on university!

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looks like a scene from dexter! LOL

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