If you are in the San Francisco area, you may want to take some time to take the Scharffen Berger Factory Tour. You can take a brief walking tour of the factory, sample chocolate, and learn about how chocolate is made. There are two different types of factory tours - public and private. The public tours are free and there is a nominal charge for the private tours. Even if you can't visit the factory, you can take a virtual tour online.
Reservations are required and can be made online. You must wear closed toe shoes and children must be 8 years or older for safety reasons. The contact info is as follows:
914 Heinz Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710
While you are there you can also eat at Café Cacao, which is located in the Scharffen Berger factory. The restaurant offers savory dishes as well as chocolate desserts, pastries, and special blends of coffee. Their hours are:
Coffee & Pastries - Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Lunch daily - 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Friday only Dinner - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Weekend Brunch & Lunch Saturday and Sunday - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Weekend Coffees & Pastries - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.