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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Newtree Debuts Sustainable Chocolate Cafe and Shop in SOMA

Posted By on Wed, May 30, 2012 at 10:00 AM

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With a sales outpost in Marin County, the Belgian chocolate company Newtree has maintained a quiet presence in the Bay Area for years. Now, Newtree has announced a big and new local presence with its first flagship location, a retail shop and cafe in San Francisco. The space is designed with recycled and energy-efficient materials, including a floor made out of reclaimed pebbles, to be in accordance with the company's commitment to using organic and fair trade ingredients.

Newtree's corner of the confectionery market is pushing the idea of healthier chocolate, with many varieties of dark chocolate bars and spreads enhanced with ingredients like grape extract, quinoa, and flax seed. Besides carrying the full company product line (all of which is available for sampling), the cafe is also open for breakfast and lunch, with an organic menu of pastries, soups, salads, sandwiches, and other sweet and savory snacks, including a very Belgian selection of speculoos' (biscuit spreads).

The shop and cafe is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is closed on weekends.

Newtree 1 Ecker Place (at Stevenson), 785-1185

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