Chocoholics and Cathy cartoons rejoice! As of today, The Dandelion Chocolate factory and cafe is officially open for business! Now you can finally watch your chocolate being made and eat it too. The Valencia street location is Dandelion's new, fully functioning chocolate factory complete with a bean room, roaster, melangers (chocolate-maker speak for giant vat of liquid deliciousness), tempering machines, and a massive bar wrapping machine. And the best part is the entire operation is on display for you to see.
Owners Todd Masonis and Cameron Ring built this stunning space not only to showcase their uniquely minimalist single origin bean to bar process, but to serve as a chocolate cafe as well. The cafe menu and components have yet to be finalized entirely, but you can expect additions like hot chocolates, cookies, brownies, and Four Barrel Coffee in the near future.