Coffee and chocolate at Fog City News
- Location: Market Street, Financial District
- Coffee: None! Although you can find imported bottled soda here. And magazines …
- Chocolate: Tasting bites and bars – Dolfin, Vosges, Scharffen Berger to new a few …
FCN is not your atypical chcocolate store. It is an atypical magazine shop. If you like to lay your hands on hard to find magazines and periodicals, this is your place to be. Ditto for chocolates. The store fits in with busy life of financial district. Grab a chocolate and a magazine and be on the run…or, grab a soda and a magazine and be on the run … May even be a nice spot to spend ten minutes browsing during the dull part of the day. And to pick up gifts as well.
Nothing wrong with the collection of chocolates and caramels. It is a large collection indeed – although they don’t sell Tcho yet. If you work nearby, you have the option of trying out a new chocolate taste every week and not having to repeat for an year or more.
And, no, they don’t sell any coffee. No fuss, no muss. We saw that at Recchiuti as well. But Recchiuti has a couple of great coffee shops within five steps of the store. No such luck here. Chocolate and soda doesn’t make sense to me. You can’t cut down the richness of chocolates with bubbly sugar water. There is a pleasant outdoor plaza next to the store to lounge about if you are willing to make do without the coffee.
Photos from a recent trip –
If you are going …
Ferry Plaza Building is a great spot for good eats and people watching. Read about the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market here. Also, the Union Square area is close by – click for photos of Union Square. If you are not into Starbucks, “The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf” at 773 Market Street is a welcoming spot.