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Amara chocolate and coffee is is a cozy cafe in Pasadena, California, perfect for a chocolate-lover's outing, or a romantic date night. Amara offers a bakery-style breakfast, and assortment of chocolate and churros.
This cozy chocolate and coffee café situated on busy Raymond Avenue in Pasadena. This intimate cafe has spent the last five years establishing itself as a neighborhood favorite especially for chocoholics whom can enjoy can Venezuelan premium sipping chocolates, like the “Raymond” with salted caramel marshmallows and of course, try her famous churros to dip them inside your cup of chocolate.
Caffeine addicts will find an array of signature coffees spiced with cinnamon, ginger and even chile pasilla. Amara uses Pasadena's best coffee, to prepare unique espresso drinks, such as their Cacao Latte, you can pick the type of chocolate for your latte. And you’d be crazy to skip out without tasting one, or two or three of their gluten-free arepas, crispy corn flatbreads, or cachapas, savory crepes.
Amara Barroeta is the owner of Amara Chocolate & Coffee Cafe in Pasadena, California. Originally from Venezuela, Amara emigrated to the United States in 2010. During this time, Amara remained committed to her university degree and ultimately graduated as a Chemical Engineer, with a specialization in food processing. In 2012, utilizing her background in chemical engineering, the skill-set acquired from her MBA at UCLA, and her bright, friendly personality, Amara translated her myriad talents to business ownership, opening Pasadena’s first Venezuelan cafe.
Her chocolate career hit a high note in 2015 when Amara attended the International Chocolate Awards in Germany and came back a winner. Her famous chocolate was awarded the bronze prize in the category of Drinks and Dark Chocolate.
Though great coffee has become a commodity, it’s clear the community sees Amara as something special. The cafe has won awards not just internationally but has clinched Pasadena Weekly’s Best Dessert, Best South American Food and Best Independent Coffee House the last three years running. The recognition bodes well for the cafe’s vision for growth. Amara wants to become a Pasadena institution for chocolate, coffee, and South American food.
Yet beyond hopes of expansion as a brand, impacting their cafe patrons lives for the better remains their highest priority. You can learn more about their menu, products, recipes and catering services at www.amarachocolate.com