Naked Chocolate Café $
1317 Walnut St., 215/735-7310,
HOURS: Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
COST: Most entrées less than $10
The sumptuous Naked Chocolate Café has been expanding waistlines and lightening wallets in Philadelphia for a few years now. A chocolate lover’s dream, the father/daughter-owned café offers endless varieties of chocolates, truffles, and other baked and confectionery treats, almost all made on-premises.
One of the most popular items is drinking chocolate like you’ve never imagined: hot, thick, impossibly rich, and spiced with flavors like chili powder and cinnamon.
The well-coiffed clientele comes for people-watching as much as the decadent sugar fix, ensuring a bustling atmosphere until closing time on most nights.
© Karrie Gavin from Moon Philadelphia, 1st Edition