It’s easy to pass Chocolate Maven without noticing it set back in a warehouse complex. But that would be a pity because inside a fragrant and refined white linen café and bakery awaits. Breakfast or weekend brunch is a prime time to maven—try the substantial meat and eggs country breakfast, inventive omelets, and custardy cottage cheese pancakes packing a lemon zing. It is also worth ordering any dish with their super-savory skillet potatoes. On the way out, buy coconut macaroons or chocolate brownies. They also serve weekday lunch (some entrees veer a little over $10) and high tea. You'll pay more for dinner served Tuesday to Saturday. Chocolate Maven is between Cerrillos Road and St. Francis Drive. Take 2nd Street off Cerrillos, it becomes San Mateo.
- Open Hours: Monday to Friday from 07:00 AM to 05:00 PM, Saturday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex, discover
- Takeout Available: Yes