What A Great New Way To Have A Coffee! Although I Would Prefer It Without The Chocolate…

Alfred Coffee & Kitchen in Los Angeles’ Melrose Place has just added the “Alfred Cone” to its menu, which replaces the coffee cup with a waffle cone with a chocolate-dipped rim.

At present, the “Alfred Cone” is only available on request, as part of the cafe’s “secret menu” and the waffle cups cost $5 in addition to the coffee you order. Store manager Ashley Lawson has told the Los Angeles Times that the new item is quickly growing in popularity and the cafe already sells up to 70 waffle cone cups a day. She added:

We recommend getting the macchiato in there because when the espresso melts the chocolate, it makes a baby mocha.

The store is planning to add new versions of the cone for October, Thanksgiving and Christmas, but no details have been released yet. Despite the hefty price tag, customers love the new waffle cone. “Mad props to the owner of this coffee shop!”, a fan wrote on the cafe’s Facebook page. “Who doesn’t love a cone cup?”

I would certainly try one, if I could get it here in Boston, although I would probably like it better without the chocolate for my espresso.

1. Alfred Coffee & Kitchen on Melrose Place has added the Alfred Cone to its menu, a waffle cone with a milk chocolate-dipped rim filled with espresso or macchiato.

What A Great New Way To Have A Coffee! Although I Would Prefer It Without The Chocolate...

2. Only available by request, as part of the cafe’s ‘secret menu’, the waffle cups are $5 in addition to the coffee you order.

What A Great New Way To Have A Coffee! Although I Would Prefer It Without The Chocolate...

3. Coffee shop owner Josh Zad found the cones at Zia Valentina, a granita bar in L.A.┬┐s Farmers Market, made by Naomi Kashi and her sister Dorit Simone.

What A Great New Way To Have A Coffee! Although I Would Prefer It Without The Chocolate...

4. Dominque Ansel, the creator of the Cronut, launched his chocolate chip cookie ‘glass’ filled with shot of milk in March.

What A Great New Way To Have A Coffee! Although I Would Prefer It Without The Chocolate...

Source: The Los Angeles Times.

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