Friday, March 21, 2014

Around Seattle: Chocolati Cafe

It has been a gruesome winter for friends across the United States and for some it’s still going on. Here in the Pacific Northwest we’ve also had our share of wild weather—if only because it’s been so unpredictable. Thankfully, there was only snow once (but everyone in Seattle freaked out anyway) but we’ve gone from balmy days when the temps rise and people start walking around in shorts to frigid and raining the next day. What does this mean? It means that on that on those dreary days there is nothing better than a steaming, rich, velvety cup of hot chocolate and I know just the place: Chocolati Café here in Wallingford. If I haven’t already mentioned it Wallingford is the charming (if a bit gritty) urban neighborhood where we’re renting a house for the time being. What continues to amaze both J and me is that within a radius of 10 blocks we have a grocery store, drugstore, dry cleaners, library, restaurants, and the post office. There is truly no need to drive and, for the most part, I don’t. When you add a café that specializes in chocolate, then, really, why would you ever leave?

One of my new favorite hangout on rainy days- they're always welcoming!
image courtesy of Richie D.

So many options! If you don't want chocolate, they have amazing coffee options as well.

Don't even ask- they're all handmade and range from coconut rum almond to sea salt caramel dark chocolate.

Not a chocolate fan? First of all, what's wrong with you but secondly, they have wonderful shortbread and other varieties of cookies.

Do you have any favorite hangouts when the weather is crummy?


Sarah said...

Not a chocolate fan - I struggle to compute those words :-) what an amazing place!

The weather here in the UK has been pretty horrendous this winter too although we've escaped snow this time but we have had floods. Fortunately the worst seems to be over and we actually had sunshine last weekend although it is back to windy and cloudy again now.

So looking forward to some proper spring weather!

Kathy G said...

We we get around to selling our big house in the 'burbs I want to live in a neighborhood like yours where you can get to everything without a car.

Catherine said...
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Catherine said...

Kathy, the convenience is fun but it's also urban and as much as I like it, there are a lot of sketchy people around. Don't always feel safe at night.

Sarah, crazy, right?! Today is so warm and sunny it's ice cream weather!

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