Coffee and ice are great on their own, but combined, they make the perfect pick-me-up. Mexi-style parlor Elado Ice Cream, which we’ve praised in the past, has rebranded as Azules Coffee and now offers organic, fair-trade Mexican coffee in addition to its tasty helados.
The shop’s name is inspired by Azules finca in Veracruz, the rich growing region from which it sources its coffee. The caffeinated menu features classic espresso drinks as well as signature creations such as horchata latte, abuelita chocolate latte, café de olla and a cajeta frappe. You can also add a shot of espresso to your choice of Mexi-inspired ice cream for an affogato topped with two warm churros and chocolate drizzle. (Pro tip: Check in with Yelp for a free coffee with any affogato.)
The project also focuses on house-made pan dulce, so be sure to try a delicious concha with your cafecito. Also for sale are Lucha kits for making DIY chabets (sorbet) at home and pints of Elado’s beloved ice cream in select flavors. If you don’t see your favorite flavor in the shop, you can also purchase the ice cream at Northgate González Markets in Anaheim (off Lincoln), La Habra and Norwalk.
No visit here during these cooler spring days is complete without an ice cream churro sandwich paired with a hot coffee.
Azules Coffee, 732 N. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, (714) 495-3450; azulescoffee.com.
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