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Bittersweet Chocolate Cafe

5427 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1502
+1 510-681-4456
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
18 Jan 2018
“Neighborhood Institution”
17 Oct 2016
“Needs a revamp- used to be a great place 1-2 owners ago...”
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5427 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1502
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

Great place for coffee or chocolate, a cute old school cafe with a hip ambience, very sweet and peaceful. Reasonable prices.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The current owner (the 3rd or 4th one?) needs to learn customer service skills or get rid of this place. Used to be one of our favorite- go to places for pastries, meetups, coffee and of course chocolate. Now a paltry offering of its namesake...More

Thank hastacar
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I liked the ambiente a lot- with it's old chairs (squeaky) and sweet bar. Yummi cake and service and they also have a nice bathroom.

Thank Nina D
Reviewed 1 June 2015

I hate to dis a place so neighborly and chill! If you are looking for a place neighborly and chilly, well, here you are! I'd like to see more options food-wise. The muffins are quite satisfying and not crazy oversized as I find to often...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 21 March 2015

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...More

Thank geri w
Reviewed 3 March 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.

Thank GPToak
Reviewed 26 February 2014 via mobile

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.

1  Thank Tom S
Reviewed 29 December 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.

Thank FOODandTRAVELfan
Reviewed 19 December 2013

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

Thank Carlos A
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Local coffee shop. simple and nice. give u a very chilled feeling, variations of coffee and cake. should check it out

Thank Hang D
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Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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  • Address: 5427 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1502
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-681-4456
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