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Coffee and chocolate at Fog City News

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Fog City News Storefront

Fog City News Storefront

Fog City News is fourth in our chocolate and coffee series. The earlier ones are Recchiuti, Tcho and XoX.

  • 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 –

Chcocolate and candy at FCN

Chcocolate and candy at FCN

A tidy magazine shop

A tidy magazine shop

Dolfin and Valrhona bites from FCN

Dolfin and Valrhona bites from FCN

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.

Written by locomotoring

July 7, 2009 at 12:09 am

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  5. They carry Askinosie Chocolate, too! Askinosie Chocolate is a small batch bean-to-bar chocolate maker in Springfield, Missouri, sourcing 100% of their beans directly from farmers in Ecuador, Mexico, and the Philippines (and sharing their profits with them, too). They are the first small batch chocolate makers in the US to press their own cocoa butter… and they make an outstanding white chocolate with goat’s milk powder (and I don’t usually like white chocolate)! Their (very fun) website is askinosie.com.


    July 14, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    • I had heard about Askinosie, but did not know that they experimented with goat milk chocolate. Sounds worth trying.


      July 16, 2009 at 11:21 am

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