At first, the Aztecs punished their enemies by pouring hot chocolate down their throats, until the proud warriors found out their foes actually liked it and promptly switched to molten gold. Relive the pleasure of those lucky few conquistadors with today's deal. For $10, you get $20 worth of Belgian chocolates, smooth gelato, gourmet sandwiches and other decadent treats from ChocolateBox Cafe. Redeem your Groupon at either the La Canada or Malibu location.
Start the morning right with an affogato latte with gelato, whipped cream, and chocolate ($5.25), or more traditional hot starter such as a 16 oz. coffee ($1.90). Satisfy midday munchies with made-to-order sandwiches and salads. Graze upon the grilled shrimp salad with lemon ginger dressing ($9.75), or feast on a Toscano salami sandwich with feta and black-olive pesto ($8.75), among others. For dessert (or for anytime), multiple flavors of gelato, sorbetto, and Italian frozen yogurt are available by the scoop, cone, or "just put it in my hands"—there's even a dairy-free incarnation of the sorbetto for those preferring their sweets the un-milky way.
A wide variety of chocolaty morsels are also offered, solidifying the store's namesake. ChocolateBox carries the very finest Belgian chocolates handcrafted by the very finest Belgians. Arm yourself for a date with a 20-piece truffle set dusted in tempered chocolate, colorful cocoa powders, and a myriad of other flavors ($40), or propose with a nine-piece box of grand chocolate cream ganaches ($22) to ensure she'll at least say "I don’t mind if I do."
- Chocolate Box Café is the kind of stylish chocolatier you’d only expect to find on the Westside. The quality of its chocolates is consistently good...In addition, excellent espresso and gelato are served at this modern shop with a comforting palette of chocolate, mocha and honey. – Gayot
- ...you’ll find an impressive collection of handmade chocolates imported in small batches from Belgium; traditional milk hazelnut and dark champagne truffles, artist-designed ganaches in flavors like rose, mint, and bergamot; and a rich buttermilk collection filling the zebrawood-accented case. – Daily Candy
Yelpers give the cafe's La Canada location a four-star average:
- It was like I was visiting Willy Wonka's factory. – Larry I.
Featured on Good Day LA and ABC, as well as the occasional celebrity snapshot in Star, chocolatiers at ChocolateBox Cafe cloak tongues with artisan chocolates, gelato, and hot cocoa crafted with Belgian expertise. Visitors can also fuel up with a savory mélange of crepes and wraps stuffed with French words. Whether nabbing a gift box of pralines, sniffing out a truffle as an afternoon snack, or arranging a catered wedding or event, chocolate fiends can get their fix in the form of finely, ornately decorated candies and gourmet hot chocolate.