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914 Heinz Avenue
Cuisine: Casual American "Just Simply Delicious Food" in the Scharffen Berger Chocolate Company Building
Pluses: All the chocolate on the menu! Soups, salads & sandwiches too...
MONDAY - FRIDAY: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
SATURDAY - SUNDAY: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Lunch Served 11:00 to 3 p.m. Daily
DINNER NOW SERVED 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday
Brunch Served 9:00am to 2:30pm Saturday & Sunday
All major credit cards accepted
Pete's Coffee & Tea
Wine & champagne
Parking lot in back
Executive Chef Arnon Oren, formerly of Chez Panisse, is the brains behind this operation. He brings his novel, seasonally changing signature dishes to Cafe Cacao. Oren serves pastries at breakfast (not a full, hot breakfast) and lunch and dinner that has quality food as well as many chocolate offerings. After all, Cafe Cacao is adjacent to the Scharffen Berger Chocolate Factory. Oren includes non-chocolate items such as panini filled with mozzarella and garlic rapini, squid salad with frisee and beets, grilled vegetables with balsamic vinegar and ricotta cheese and braised tuna with tomato, cinnamon and cannellini beans. But it was the Scharffen Berger Chocolate Sandwich that caught my eye...70% dark chocolate spread on Acme Lavain bread and grilled to perfection. What a way to go!
Desserts include a yummy Queen of Sheba cake with whipping cream, nibby cookies (using Scharffen Berger's Nibs), chocolate pave cookies, and ultra chocolate pot de creme. Drinks include a Scharffen Berger iced chocolate (with cream floating on top), hot chocolate, cocoa and milk chocolate. And if that is not enough, try Arnon's homemade ice cream.
Seating is available both indoors and on the patio.