411 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9411737.773340 -122.437607
Neighborhoods: Central, Panhandle
Wonderful truffles – These are sublime truffles at a reasonable price (compared to other high end chocolatiers). I particular like the Earl Grey truffle and caramel truffle. Clearly the store opened on a limited budget, the decor is spartan at best, but I simply get my truffles to go. Please keep Samuel in business, because otherwise I have to go across town to get my fix at a place that's more expensive and definitely not as good.
Chocolate Truffles * * * * * – Love, love, love Five Star Truffles!
The place may not look like much (small store front across the street from Divisadero Car Wash), but these chocolates make up for it BIG time...
I stopped one day for coffee (really good espresso, by the way - Graffeo!) and as the sign outside promises - you get one free truffle with each coffee order. I have to admit, from then on I was hooked: I have been back for many more coffees witha free truffle, but I have also taken home various little boxes of 15 truffles, each time trying out a new flavor - from Dark Chocolate to Coconot, from Espresso to Kahlua, from Cognac to Hazelnut, from Caramel to Blackberry ... my absolute favorite being Earl Grey!
They make for a great little desert with coffee, they also make for a great hostess gift at dinner parties.
Five Star has various cute boxes to choose from - or you bring in your own bowl and have him fill it up for instant serving ...
Handmade truffles and java make sweet harmony at this laidback Divisadero shop. – In Short
Each day, truffle mastermind Samuel Velasco fashions little chocolate morsels of goodness in 20 flavors ranging from conventional hazelnut and caramel to orange and dark-chocolate varieties made with vegan-friendly soy milk. The owners have taken a decidedly no-frills approach to the décor, with bare walls and a few simple tables being the only adornments. Gift boxes of 20, 40 and 80 pieces are on the menu, as well as coffee and tea.
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