Fondue is a ubiquitous staple of Swiss culture, matched only by neutrality, multiuse pocketknives, and the world's most easy-to-draw cheese. Go for a dip with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $10 for $20 worth of dessert fondue
- $15 for $30 worth of cheese fondue
- $20 for $40 worth of cheese fondue
Cheese fondue beckons groups to dip apple wedges, sweet grapes, and bread into concoctions such as a mix of Old-World sharp cheddar and ale that is the welsh rarebit, or a blend of Swiss gruyère with white wine and kirsch cherry brandy that is the classic neufchatel ($30/small or $40/large). Dessert fondue sates sweet teeth with strawberries, cream puffs, and frozen cheesecake dipped in Belgian chocolate ($20). See the menu.
Hailing from the British Isle of Jersey, just off the coast of Normandy, Gaynor Lloyd skipped across the pond to San Francisco, where she opened Melt! in 2004. A place where local art hangs on the walls and local musicians frequently perform, the casual and colorful café serves classic cheese fondues with rustic bread and crisp apples. Meanwhile, rich melted Belgian chocolate simmers in waiting for sweet dippers such as strawberries, cream puffs, and frozen cheesecake. French-influenced plates filled with cheeses and croque monsieur sandwiches populate intimate tables, and events nearly every night of the week light up the space—with comedians performing on select Mondays, and singer-songwriters with strobe lights on Fridays.
It's small and quaint and perfect for what we were looking for. The fondue was absolutely delicious.Shannon L., Yelp, 2/27/12
Melt! is a great fondue experience! The cozy feel of the restaurant and the nice paintings that set the ambiance are wonderful.Matt V., Yelp, 1/28/12
700 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, California 94133