Spotted SF / North Beach / XOX Truffles


This is my all-time FAVORITE spot for truffles! I’ve been stopping in here for over a decade, occasionally picking up a few or a small box of them. Each piece is made the traditional french way: hand rolled, then coated with cocoa powder or other ingredients. And there are plenty of flavors to choose from! There are the more traditional varieties, but there are also some inventive ones using liquers and spices. When I popped in to take these photos, the sweet owner, Casimira, had me try Spicy Cayenne Tequila and Lavender. I didn’t think I’d be into either, but the  flavors all blended perfectly and they were delicious! I even had an assorted box not knowing what was in the mix and I loved each and every one of them. Furthermore the truffles are very affordable + you get one freebie when you purchase a cup of coffee.

P.S. The pup in the last photo is a regular customer. His owner stops in each day with two other frenchies for a cup of coffee and a truffle. But don’t worry, the pups don’t get any truffle treats here:)

XOX Truffles
754 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
tel: 415 421 4814

* All images by me, Leslie.