Wednesday, August 30, 2006

cocoa bella

A hackneyed phrase begins, “Life is like a box of chocolates...” But, what if you did know what was in the box. Better yet, what if you were able to pick only the best flavors, and not just from one chocolatier but from the dozen finest around the world. Then you would know what it is like to shop at Cocoa Bella.

Cocoa Bella opened in late 2004 and it mixes a clean look with European traditions like marble slabs and wooden fixtures. They carry more than 200 types of chocolate from Belgium, Switzerland, France, Italy, Venezuela and the United States. Included are masterpieces from Christopher Elbow, Pascal Lac, Charles Chocolates and Michel Cluizel; the only problem is that there is more variety than one person could ever sample, and selecting each piece is a very hard process.

Cocoa Bella: 2102 Union St, San Francisco, CA (415) 931-6213