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1) The Haight: Opened over the weekend for the first time was the first cafe and retail shop from Coco-luxe. The gourmet chocolate company has decided to brave the streets of the Haight, serving their confections and hot cocoa beverages. NB, locals: also on tap is Blue Bottle coffee, made from an espresso machine slated to arrive from Italy. 1673 Haight Street, near Cole; website [EaterWire]
2) Russian Hill: The evolution is complete at 1806 Polk, where Aroma Tea has officially opened in the shuttered Cafe Lambretta space. According to sources, it's pretty much a mirror image of the tea shop of the same name off Clement. Maybe the morning passers-by will make the switch from coffee to tea? 1806 Polk Street, between Jackson and Washington; website [EaterWire]
3) Marin: Are gourmet ice cream shops on the upswing? Daily Candy, at least, lives for stuff like Mill Valley's new Lollipop: "Baked goods fiends have nine cupcake flavors from which to choose, all imported from the Noe Valley Bakery. And ice cream fanatics will thrill at the counter showcasing sixteen flavors, such as bubblegum, coffee mashed with Oreos, and C3 (chocolate swirled with fudge and brownies) for the hard-core chocoholic." 417 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley; (415) 380-1976; website [DC]