culinary explorations with vanilla, caramel, & cacao


Nestled in romantic South Park, Eclipse Chocolate Bar & Bistro crafts exquisite confections + decadent cuisine. 

Since 2004, award-winning Chef William Gustwiller & his talented team have been committed to complex flavors in elegant forms, with warm & friendly service. Today, Eclipse Chocolate proudly presents nearly 100 different handcrafted confections, dozens of pastries, & a full-service restaurant menu featuring daily brunch & nightly dinner, as well as regular special events including Build-a-Bar Nights, Game Nights, & Supper Clubs.

Eclipse also offers its beautiful Umbral Room for private events of all kinds. Contact us about your next birthday, meetup, board meeting, & baby or bridal shower!

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(619) 578-2984



2145 Fern Street
San Diego, CA 92104



M-Th 9am–10pm
F-Sa 9am–11pm
Su 9am–4pm


Our elegant Umbral Room is the perfect place to host a party! With comfortable seating &  space flexible enough to host up to 60 guests, the Umbral Room is great for mixers, tastings, parties, & classes. There are even windows to our Chocolate Kitchen, where all our pastries & confections are handcrafted.

Find our full Private Event Guide here.

Find our Custom Cake Guide here.

If you are interested in reserving the Umbral Room or ordering a Custom Cake, simply contact us!

We regularly host special event tastings, dinners, charity fundraisers, & other community functions. 

Build a Bar Event

Build a Bar Nights

Craft your very own chocolate bars, tailored to your tastebuds! This monthly event is perfect for a date night, a birthday, or a unique gift. 

Game Night Board Games

Game Night

On Tuesdays, unleash your inner geek, & join us for Happy Hour all night ($5 for any beer & wine by the glass), great company, & the best board games.

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Supper Club

Each month, Chef William explores an inspiring culinary theme, giving it his playful, unique twist as a multi-course feast.  

Date Night Deal


Every Monday - Thursday night, bring your sweetie or bestie to enjoy a full meal for two, including a whole bottle of wine, for $50. Choose any two Mains, one Side, one Dessert, any $22 bottle of wine (or pay the difference for ANY bottle), with two chocolate truffles!


Call (619) 578–2984, or book online with Yelp Reservations.
Reservations requested for parties of 8 or more.


Elevate your events with an elegant dessert bar & scrumptious savory treats.
Savor & share a dazzling collection of custom confections, impressive pastries, molten drinking chocolate, & more.
Present your selections on personalized trays & towers.

Click here to easily order your unique collection.

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CHRIS & DES’ WEDDING, Spring 2019
The Secret Garden, Rancho Santa Fe

Dancing the night away under glittering chandeliers, Chris & Des wanted everyone to hit the dance floor with sugar in their steps. Featuring custom “his and hers” truffles, fresh strawberry donuts, gorgeous layered cake pops, & much more, their dessert bar was presented on personalized displays to catch the candlelight.