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A 10-layer chocolate cake from Coin and Candor.
A 10-layer chocolate cake from Coin and Candor.
Cathy Chaplin

14 Delightfully Decadent Chocolate Treats in Los Angeles

Hot chocolate, bonbons, ice cream, and more

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A 10-layer chocolate cake from Coin and Candor.
| Cathy Chaplin

Chocoholics know there’s no shortage of cacao-forward decadence to be enjoyed in Los Angeles. From rich mugs of sipping cocoa to sky-high cakes and even wonderfully wobbly flan, here now are 14 chocolaty treats to taste in LA.

A number of LA restaurants have resumed on-site dining service. However, this map should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Los Angeles Public Health website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Mexican hot chocolate flan at Crème Caramel LA

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14849 Burbank Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91411
(818) 949-8352
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Kristine de la Cruz of Crème Caramel L.A. has a flare for flan. Though it’s hard to pass up on the original crème caramel, a jiggly and rich French custard that’s made using a treasured family recipe, hone in on the Mexican hot chocolate flan for a warm hit of spice.

Mexican hot chocolate flan at Crème Caramel LA.
Mexican hot chocolate flan at Crème Caramel LA
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2. 10-layer chocolate cake at Coin & Candor

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2 Dole Dr
Westlake Village, CA 91362
(818) 575-3000
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Patrick Fahy knows a thing or two about baking. Coin & Candor’s pastry chef sharpened his saw at Thomas Keller’s the French Laundry before making his way to LA. The not-to-be-missed 10-layer chocolate cake is made with Dandelion chocolate and is served with a scoop of cocoa pod ice cream.

A 10-layer chocolate cake from Coin and Candor.
10 layer chocolate cake at Coin & Candor
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3. Chocolate souffle at Petit Trois le Valley

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13705 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(818) 989-2600
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The best way to close out any meal at Petit Trois is with chef Ludo Lefevre’s chocolate souffle. Served fresh out of the oven, the souffle never fails to elicit swoons with its tender texture and deep chocolate flavor.

4. Chocolate mousse at Entre Nous French Bistro

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119 W Green St
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 844-4500
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It should come as no surprise that Entre Nous makes a solid chocolate mousse. The Pasadena French bistro serves it simply with just a bit of fresh fruit.

5. Dark chocolate raspberry torte at Proof Bakery

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3156 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 664-8633
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The dark chocolate raspberry torte at Na Young Ma’s Atwater Village bakery is crafted with care. Available in six- and eight-inch rounds, the four-layer cake contains Valrhona ganache and just enough raspberry preserve.

6. Tiramisu caramels at Le Bon Garçon

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5158 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(213) 290-2426
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The caramels at Justin Chao’s Le Bon Garçon are incredibly silky and pleasingly chewy leaving molars scot-free at the end of a binge. The tiramisu caramels made with dark chocolate and coffee make for the perfect afternoon pick-me-up.

7. Chocolate croissant at Friends & Family

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5150 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 668-2000
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There’s a reason why the chocolate croissants are usually the first pastries to sell out daily at Friends and Family. The croissants are made with heirloom grains including Sonora wheat and spelt, laminated in-house using 83 percent European-style unsalted butter, and filled with Valrhona bittersweet chocolate.

8. Chocolate chess pie at Fat & Flour

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317 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(323) 380-8583
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While it’s tough to pass on Nicole Rucker’s Key lime pie, her chocolate chess pie is worthy of consideration. Every slice is made from a cookie crust, filled with a brownie-like chocolate espresso filling, and topped with whipped cream.

9. Dark chocolate tart at Pitchoun

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545 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 689-3240
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With two locations in Downtown and on 3rd Street, Pitchoun brings a slice of Paris to Los Angeles. The dark chocolate tart serves up a trio of chocolate from top to bottom including a chocolate crust, silky chocolate filling, and a dark chocolate finish.

10. Oaxacan hot chocolate at Gish Bac

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4163 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90018
(323) 737-5050

Lazy afternoons were made to be spent at Gish Bac. Order a warm mug of chocolate de agua and sip it slowly with a side of Mexican sweet breads. For a richer sipping chocolate, try the chocolate de leche that’s made with milk.

11. Chocolate ice cream at LetterPress Chocolate

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2835 S Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(424) 240-8580
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LetterPress Chocolate is selling pints of chocolate ice cream for curbside pick-up through the pandemic. Every batch is made using the chocolate maker’s signature wares along with whole milk, heavy cream, eggs, and a touch of vanilla.

Chocolate ice cream at LetterPress Chocolate.
Chocolate ice cream at LetterPress Chocolate
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12. Black sesame double dark chocolate cookie at Milla Chocolates

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9414 Venice Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 876-1021
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Everything that comes out of Christine sull Sarioz’s kitchen is eye-poppingly beautiful and her latest cookie creation is no different. Swing by the shop’s coffee window for a bite of Milla’s black sesame double dark chocolate cookie made with single-origin chocolate.

13. Sipping chocolate at ChocoVivo

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12469 Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 845-6259
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For a chocolate experience that’s fit for sipping, ChocoVivo offers a European-style brew that’s hot, rich, and creamy. A side order of chocolate-filled churros is definitely the way to go.

14. Bonbons at Marsatta Chocolate

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4604 Del Amo Blvd
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 318-0489
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The South Bay’s Marsatta Chocolate crafts some of the most delightful bonbons in the city. While the lemon, salted caramel, and pistachio are dependably good and available year-round, the seasonal bonbons are extra special.

1. Mexican hot chocolate flan at Crème Caramel LA

14849 Burbank Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91411
Mexican hot chocolate flan at Crème Caramel LA.
Mexican hot chocolate flan at Crème Caramel LA
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Kristine de la Cruz of Crème Caramel L.A. has a flare for flan. Though it’s hard to pass up on the original crème caramel, a jiggly and rich French custard that’s made using a treasured family recipe, hone in on the Mexican hot chocolate flan for a warm hit of spice.

14849 Burbank Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91411

2. 10-layer chocolate cake at Coin & Candor

2 Dole Dr, Westlake Village, CA 91362
A 10-layer chocolate cake from Coin and Candor.
10 layer chocolate cake at Coin & Candor
Cathy Chaplin

Patrick Fahy knows a thing or two about baking. Coin & Candor’s pastry chef sharpened his saw at Thomas Keller’s the French Laundry before making his way to LA. The not-to-be-missed 10-layer chocolate cake is made with Dandelion chocolate and is served with a scoop of cocoa pod ice cream.

2 Dole Dr
Westlake Village, CA 91362

3. Chocolate souffle at Petit Trois le Valley

13705 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

The best way to close out any meal at Petit Trois is with chef Ludo Lefevre’s chocolate souffle. Served fresh out of the oven, the souffle never fails to elicit swoons with its tender texture and deep chocolate flavor.

13705 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

4. Chocolate mousse at Entre Nous French Bistro

119 W Green St, Pasadena, CA 91105

It should come as no surprise that Entre Nous makes a solid chocolate mousse. The Pasadena French bistro serves it simply with just a bit of fresh fruit.

119 W Green St
Pasadena, CA 91105

5. Dark chocolate raspberry torte at Proof Bakery

3156 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

The dark chocolate raspberry torte at Na Young Ma’s Atwater Village bakery is crafted with care. Available in six- and eight-inch rounds, the four-layer cake contains Valrhona ganache and just enough raspberry preserve.

3156 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039

6. Tiramisu caramels at Le Bon Garçon

5158 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

The caramels at Justin Chao’s Le Bon Garçon are incredibly silky and pleasingly chewy leaving molars scot-free at the end of a binge. The tiramisu caramels made with dark chocolate and coffee make for the perfect afternoon pick-me-up.

5158 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

7. Chocolate croissant at Friends & Family

5150 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

There’s a reason why the chocolate croissants are usually the first pastries to sell out daily at Friends and Family. The croissants are made with heirloom grains including Sonora wheat and spelt, laminated in-house using 83 percent European-style unsalted butter, and filled with Valrhona bittersweet chocolate.

5150 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

8. Chocolate chess pie at Fat & Flour

317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

While it’s tough to pass on Nicole Rucker’s Key lime pie, her chocolate chess pie is worthy of consideration. Every slice is made from a cookie crust, filled with a brownie-like chocolate espresso filling, and topped with whipped cream.

317 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013

9. Dark chocolate tart at Pitchoun

545 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

With two locations in Downtown and on 3rd Street, Pitchoun brings a slice of Paris to Los Angeles. The dark chocolate tart serves up a trio of chocolate from top to bottom including a chocolate crust, silky chocolate filling, and a dark chocolate finish.

545 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

10. Oaxacan hot chocolate at Gish Bac

4163 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018

Lazy afternoons were made to be spent at Gish Bac. Order a warm mug of chocolate de agua and sip it slowly with a side of Mexican sweet breads. For a richer sipping chocolate, try the chocolate de leche that’s made with milk.

4163 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90018

11. Chocolate ice cream at LetterPress Chocolate

2835 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Chocolate ice cream at LetterPress Chocolate.
Chocolate ice cream at LetterPress Chocolate
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LetterPress Chocolate is selling pints of chocolate ice cream for curbside pick-up through the pandemic. Every batch is made using the chocolate maker’s signature wares along with whole milk, heavy cream, eggs, and a touch of vanilla.

2835 S Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034

12. Black sesame double dark chocolate cookie at Milla Chocolates

9414 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Everything that comes out of Christine sull Sarioz’s kitchen is eye-poppingly beautiful and her latest cookie creation is no different. Swing by the shop’s coffee window for a bite of Milla’s black sesame double dark chocolate cookie made with single-origin chocolate.

9414 Venice Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

13. Sipping chocolate at ChocoVivo

12469 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

For a chocolate experience that’s fit for sipping, ChocoVivo offers a European-style brew that’s hot, rich, and creamy. A side order of chocolate-filled churros is definitely the way to go.

12469 Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066

14. Bonbons at Marsatta Chocolate

4604 Del Amo Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503

The South Bay’s Marsatta Chocolate crafts some of the most delightful bonbons in the city. While the lemon, salted caramel, and pistachio are dependably good and available year-round, the seasonal bonbons are extra special.

4604 Del Amo Blvd
Torrance, CA 90503

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