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Banyan Tree Chocolate & Cafe

5170 Palmer Plaza Blvd, Northridge Shopping Center, Sarasota, FL 34233
+1 941-923-2462
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  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5170 Palmer Plaza Blvd, Northridge Shopping Center, Sarasota, FL 34233
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Reviewed January 13, 2018

Could have been a one time situation, as I was here about a week before Christmas. The gourmet chocolates that I purchased were delicious, and I prefer them to Sirard's chocolates. The counter service, however was very slow. It is possible that the staff was...More

Thank Lynn G
Reviewed January 12, 2018

Qaint cafe in small strip mall that has multiple chocolate goodies and other specials for breakfast and or lunch. Yet a trip their for large cup of their hot chocolate worth is a worthwhile option.

Thank Laurelandbetsy
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Had a brie and apple sandwich, yum! Also a side of fruit with chocolate to dip it in. The chocolate was similar to a fabulous pudding. I will be back!!!

Thank Julie O
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Warm atmosphere, amazing food, great service. Can't wait to go back! I had the cheese and spinach quiche with a salad. Since it was my birthday I decided to get the blueberry lemon cake for dessert! Super cute and special little place. Thank you!!! :)

Thank Jsetweevlel
Reviewed March 9, 2017

An ever-changing daily soup and special quiche. Great small biscuits on the side. Chocolate bacon -- don't knock it until you've tried it! Lovely baked goods for breakfast and always, wonderful chocolates to take home.

Thank Denise C
Reviewed February 11, 2017

Were to start. Walking in the feel is of a European café. The ambience with lovely graphics by owner Carol puts you at ease. Staff is pleasant. First visit snagged a truly English type scone, mixed berry, take away, rare find in this country. An...More

Thank annonnn
Reviewed January 25, 2017

a great bunch/lunch option. Order the hot chocolate, it is best I have ever tasted. I ordered the soup of the day - excellent. I am not a popcorn person, but my wife bought a large bag of chocolate popcorn. She loved it

Thank Laurelandbetsy
Reviewed January 19, 2017

I almost don't want to review this place, because I want to keep it my secret, but they deserve a great review. Amazing chocolate!!! Okay, with that out of the way... Lunch was delicious. My mom and I had the Curry Chicken Salad Croissant with...More

Thank EilselFL
Reviewed January 18, 2017

Wonderful menu and food! The Chocolates and Bakery goods they sell are amazing as well. Bought the chocolate drizzled popcorn which can be addicting!

Thank marcandritaville
Reviewed August 20, 2016

Whether it's selected chocolates for us or as a gift, we go to Sirard's. If you are into the old habit of just bringing wine to a dinner party -- kick it up a notch and bring a fantastic collection of homemade chocolates from Sirard's....More

Thank Edward O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5170 Palmer Plaza Blvd, Northridge Shopping Center, Sarasota, FL 34233 (Formerly Sirard's Chocolate Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-923-2462
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Chocolate Shop & Cafe, Banyan Tree Chocolate creates beautiful, hand made chocolates and hand-dipped chocolate covered goodies using fine chocolate and gourmet, locally sourced ingredients. ingredients. We also have a line of "bean-to-bar" chocolate bars. Working to create chocolate from the bean from small plantations in the Cocoa Belt including Peru, Madagascar, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Belize and more. We also have small cafe serving a simple and tasty breakfast and lunch.
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