Golosa Chocolate Bar & Dessert Lounge

After being closed for the summer, Golosa finally opened again and I finally got to try it! Man, I don’t even have the words. First off, if you don’t know this place is here, you’re totally going to miss it. If you walk past it and blink, you will have missed it. It’s pocket-sized, yet adorable. And it’s got a very european feel to it, but yet comfortable. And it’s owned and run by a genuine italian named Fabio. I don’t know folks, it doesn’t get better than that!
There are a number of dessert options in the case, like cakes, tarts, pastries, etc. There’s also a case with a bunch of chocolates. Lots and lots of chocolates.
The menu also includes a number of coffee, tea, cold chocolate, and hot chocolate drinks. There’s certainly something here for everyone. If it hadn’t been so late at night I would have tried one of the coffee drinks, or at least one of the chocolate drinks. But I had to pass. E got one of the flowering teas. It’s all so adorable and pretty! The presentation is so super cute.
E got the basil gelato. Yep, you heard that right, basil. And it’s capogiro as well. And man, it was love! It definitely tastes like basil, but it’s sweet and creamy and dreamy with a hint of balsamic. It’s just unexpectedly delicious. We were just so happy that she ended up picking it.
I’m much more of a sorbetto person instead of a gelato person, so I got the watermelon gelato. It might have said sorbetto on the menu, but I believe it was gelato because it definitely had a creamy taste to it. It was great and watermelon-y! It had a nice strong watermelon flavor with a hint of cream.

But really, we were both here for the red velvet cake. E told me about how amazing it was and I had to have it! And man, is she ever spot-on with this. This is, bar none, the best red velvet cake that I’ve ever had. It is not a spongey or light cake. It is extremely dense, and we decided that it almost has the consistency of brownies. The texture is much more like a brownie rather than a cake. And damn, it’s got heft! The cream cheese icing is yummy as well, and there’s not too much of it. Gosh, I can’t stop thinking about this cake. While we were there, someone even came in and got a slice to go. This is really the dessert of choice here!

This place has such a good vibe to it. It’s warm and welcoming and there are even couches. You can host groups and special events here as well. It isn’t as centrally located as most people would like it to be, but it’s definitely worth trekking to. It is BYOB, cash only, and has free wi-fi. Go to Golosa!
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