Just because the madness of Black Friday is over, doesn’t mean that shopping has come to end. As you make your way through Old Town Pasadena’s variety of unique shops and favorite chain store staples searching for the perfect gifts for everyone on your list, be sure to stop in to Amara Chocolate & Coffee.
Conveniently located just outside the Schoolhouse parking structure on Raymond Avenue, Amara Chocolate provides the perfect pick me up at any time of year, but the warm welcoming atmosphere, combined with the best coffee and chocolate drinks around, make Amara seem like a particularly perfect spot for the holiday season.
Once inside, you’ll have a difficult time choosing between savory and sweet, as Amara also has savory snacks that make for a perfect light lunch. Bocatas are sandwiches served up warm and toasty with a variety of fillings from chicken pesto to Venezuelan options and even vegetarian selections. Bring a friend and share a couple, along with some empanadas that aren’t light on filling, but pack a flavorful punch.
And if you just need a quick pick me up, Amara makes some of the best hot chocolate around, or choose a coffee drink that also includes a hint or two of cocoa and plenty of decadence. Add a Spanish style churro and you’ll be happy to be riding that sugar high. And don’t forget to get a little something for later. The patient staff is only too happy to provide samples and details about the amazing handcrafted chocolate truffles in the case.
Amara Chocolate and Coffee is the perfect stop for a holiday treat, but it also makes a great gift or stocking stuffer as the cute little shop has chocolates that would please even the most finicky of connoisseurs.
Amara Chocolate & Coffee 55 S Raymond Ave Pasadena, CA 91105 (626) 710-8831