February is National Chocolate Lover’s Month and the following destinations have the ultimate sweets and treats to indulge and celebrate all month long!
Enjoy an authentic Italian experience filled with good food, wine, and rich desserts from Operacaffe, located in the historic Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego. The downtown spot brings National Chocolate Lover’s Month to a whole new level with the Caterina, a lava cake exploding with decadent Nutella and served with cold vanilla ice cream. Chocolate cake, cannoli’s, and cheesecake also take their well-deserved spots on Operacaffe’s homemade dessert menu.
Pop into The Duck Dive in Pacific Beach for unbeatable desserts! The Chocolate Chip Pazookie is served with a scoop of ice cream that will make you want to dive in headfirst, and the Churros con Caramel which feature churros filled with sweet caramel and served with chocolate dipping sauce, are another fan-favorite. Visit The Duck Dive for brunch, lunch, or dinner, and make sure to include these desserts in your order!
Visit Bub’s at The Beach in the heart of Pacific Beach and indulge in their signature Solo Cup Sundae, featuring vanilla bean ice cream drizzled with chocolate and caramel sauces, Oreo cookie crumbles, Heath bar crunch, and whipped cream. Known for its friendly and relaxed atmosphere, the beachside destination is full of fun food, drinks, and sweets for all! Don’t forget to stop in and enjoy a sundae every Monday during Bub’s Bachelor Mondays, join them for Wing Wednesdays, or check out happy hour to sweeten up the week.
Located in Mission Valley, Grater Greens is known for fresh and healthy salad creations, but they also have a specialty Treats Menu that will satisfy any sweet tooth! One of the newest additions to the menu includes the gluten-free Chocolate Brownie – a decadent treat with a healthy twist. Pair your next grain bowl, salad, or wrap with a brownie, or opt for a chocolate chip cookie, or a variety of garibaldis!
Prefer your chocolate paired with coffee? Grant’s Coffee Room in South Park has you covered! Enjoy outdoor dining, takeout, or delivery via third party services, and try their Nutella Latte alongside signature Chocolate Babka, a traditional pastry with hand-made dough and a sweet filling. The coffee spot’s variety of sandwiches, bagels, pastries, and salads will also provide you with that sweet and savory combo that’s perfect for any time of day.
With locations in the Gaslamp District and Seaport Village, Spill the Beans is another must-try spot to get your chocolate and coffee fix. Pair a La Vida Mocha, made with Aztec chocolate, dark chocolate, milk, and espresso, with a freshly-toasted bagel topped with gooey homemade Nutella. If you’d rather have white chocolate, Spill The Beans’ Blondie Mocha is the perfect mix of white chocolate, brown sugar-macadamia syrup, espresso, and milk—you’re guaranteed to love it a latte.
Third Avenue Village is last, but definitely not least, on this chocolate journey! With over 200 businesses, the historic Avenue is home to a wide variety of decadent treats including chocolate cake, cheesecake, pastries, ice cream, and more. Head to Terzo Bakery & Cafe and enjoy Brownie Funfetti Cheesecake, Nutella and Strawberry Crepe Cakes, and Hot Chocolate Bombs. Or, head to Agave Coffee & Café and try the limited-time offer featuring a dozen chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of sparkling wine, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Third Avenue is filled with selections you’re sure to like a (choco)lot!