Welcome to Cadence Chocolates. We make custom hand-painted chocolates with delicate shells and rich, flavorful ganache centers. Whether you are celebrating your wedding, hosting for the holidays, or want to add decadence to your weeknight dinner party, we are here for you. Let's talk.

What makes our chocolates special? We're really great at (and not very humble about) vegan chocolates, dreamy abstract designs, and bespoke flavors that capture your imagination and experiences.

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No storefront isn't a bad thing.

While we do not have a storefront, we offer complimentary bike delivery to most neighborhoods in San Francisco and Oakland**.

If there's ever an issue with a delivery, please contact us as soon as possible and we'll make it right.


415 623 4633


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Chocolatier Melissa Santos - Cadence Chocolates

Private Chocolate Class


We design classes for the novice chocolatier

Learn: Infusion, emulsion, and hand-rolled truffles techniques

Interested? Send us a note at hello@cadencechocolates.com


BONBON: How we refer to our handcrafted chocolates with thin shells and luscious ganache centers. Also known as truffles.

CADENCE: Rhythm. A nod musicality and the feeling you get while making bonbons.

CHOCOLATIER: A person that primarily creates confections utilizing chocolate. 

GANACHE: A rich filling made from chocolate, cream, and butter at its most basic.

SHELLING: The process of lining chocolate molds with tempered chocolate.


Award-winning Cadence Chocolates are proudly made in San Francisco by Chocolatier Melissa Santos. Our fillings are made with organic cream, coconut cream, and nut butters blended with GMO-free, fair trade chocolate from Guittard (and sometimes Dandelion Chocolate or Valrhona for extra special occasions). When we're not using dairy, we make the best vegan chocolates you've ever tasted.

**Cadence Chocolates offers complimentary bike delivery to the following neighborhoods. Feel free to check in with us on possible delivery fees beyond these places (we want to be kind to our bike delivery folks).

San Francisco: Bernal Heights, Financial District, Haight Ashbury, Inner Richmond, Mission, Nopa, North Beach, Soma, and Western Addition.

Oakland: Civic Center, Chinatown, Downtown, Lakewide, and San Pablo Gateway.