Find Chocolately Bliss
At Sallys Cocofé
By Danny & Tricia/
Founded for the love of chocolate, Sallys Cocofé,
Huntington villages newest café-style restaurant
and chocolate shop, is a chocolate lovers dream come
true. When we visited last week, we discovered that it is
truly a place to go to indulge ones chocolate cravings.
Upon entering the chic new establishment, which opened at
273 Main St. on July 30, we followed the wavy, flowing path
of chocolate to a table with cushiony, pillow-topped suede
and leather seating and frosted glass tables. Tans, siennas
and umbers color the restaurant in shades of chocolate and
are accented by limes, whites and reds.
Open for both lunch and dinner, patrons usually order at the
counter for lunch and are served seated for dinner, when alcoholic
drinks made to complement the meals are available.
Established by Huntington residents Paul Bermanski and his
daughter Sarah, the new eatery offers a vast array of chocolate-themed
beverages. We opted for the Ivory Coast LOrange ($4.25),
frothed white chocolate with orange made with 26 percent cacao,
and Gianduju Ecstasy ($4.50), caramelized hazelnut chocolate
made with 34 percent cacao. Served with a small square of
Sallys milk chocolate, each beverage was exquisitely
sweet and piping hot.
We started off our meal with a cup of the Tomato Soup ($6.95),
which came with onions and custom croutons. Creamy and thick
like a paste, the soup was a smooth medley of tomato flavors.
While we slurped up the soup we also nibbled on the Margarita
and Blanco Pizzas ($10.95 each). The margarita was classic
and cheesy with a crispy crust and fresh, juicy tomato slices,
and the blanco topped with caramelized onions
was sweet and tasty.
For our entrée we chose the salmon covered in a teriyaki
chocolate sauce with mixed greens, apple slices and a toasty
garlic loaf ($22.95). The salmon was tender and flaky and
the crunchy bread, which had cloves baked in, tasted superb
dipped in the sweet and savory glaze.
A pot of pre-melted pure Belgian chocolate fondue finished
off our meal. We tried a double fondue with milk and dark
chocolate ($12.95), which came with brightly colored skewers
and a platter of strawberries, pineapple, cantaloupe, green
and red apples, pound cake and Sallys homemade,
triangular-shaped marshmallows. Gooey and rich, the chocolate
We couldnt resist ordering one last cup of hot chocolate,
so we decided to try a cup of Mexican Spice ($4.75), 70 percent
dark cacao melted with nutmeg, chili and a hint of vanilla.
Zesty and fiery, it tickled our tongue with its warm, piquant
Sallys Cocofé is the hot new spot to get your
fill of hot chocolate, coffee and chocolate the Hot
Monkey Love, dark chocolate with banana and cayenne pepper,
is a crowd pleaser so indulge.
273 Main Street
Chocolatier, cafe-inspired beverages
and pastries and American fare
Atmosphere: Chic and casual
Price Range: Inexpensive - Expensive
8 a.m. 10 p.m.
Friday & Saturday
8 a.m. midnight
Sunday 9 a.m. 9 p.m.