On a recent trip to Hillcrest, I spotted Chocolat and wanted to check it out. With my penchant for sweet and French desserts, I was immediately drawn towards the store.
I’ve seen two other dessert places occupy this location, and was surprised to see yet another new store occupying the space.
I wasn’t in the mood to take out my camera, so we relied on FH’s iphone for these pictures.
Once inside, I saw the funny cartoon cows and realized that this store must be related to the downtown Chocolat, which I had yet to check out but have been wanting to because people have raved about the gelato.
I’m not a big fan of cows, so the decor was not really my cup of tea. The logo is a funky cartoonish cow. The seats are decorated to look like cow skin.
We browsed the dessert menu briefly and I was a little taken aback by the high prices. Nothing looked particularly drool worthy. Then I spotted the large selection of gelato and was immediately sold.
I was happy to see some gelato flavors I haven’t seen offered at other gelato places like a macadamia nut. After sampling a few flavors, we opted to a get a medium gelato with two flavors: macadamia nut and nutella and cream.
The nutella and cream was delicious but slightly too sweet for me. I liked the combination of a sweet cream gelato with swirls of nutella mixed in. This was FH’s favorite. I preferred the macadamia nut which was less sweet and had a nice subtle macadamia nut flavor.
I’d come back here for the gelato, which are more reasonably priced (I think our medium was around $4) than their other menu offerings. I probably won’t check out the rest of the menu unless I hear some good things about them.
3896 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103