If you couldn’t tell, I spend a lot of time on Instagram. I have my favorite foodie, lifestyle, and coffee accounts that I follow, and I turn to them, more than I do Yelp, to build my list of must-try destinations. This is how I found Compañía de Café! All of the photos looked absolutely amazing! One problem: it was all the way in the San Fernando Valley. Don’t get me wrong, it seemed worth the drive, but would be difficult to convince someone to drive all the way out there with me for a cup of coffee. Little did I know, this place is so much more than coffee. A couple of weekends ago, I happen to see a post on Instagram from Compañía de Café, but this new account referenced a new location in South Gate! Still not around the corner, but definitely a lot closer to my home! I was able to convince my dad to accompany me after I hyped up how much I wanted to visit. The moment we stepping inside and he took his first sip of coffee, all he could say was, “I feel like I am in Mexico City.”
He couldn’t have been more correct.
They have an extensive coffee, tea, aguas frescas, and food menu. There are so many choices it can be overwhelming, but in the best way possible! I got the Abuelito Mocha infused with house-made chocolate ganache and cinnamon! It was decadent without being overly sweet.
My dad and I shared the Sweet Chipotle Chicken Empanada and Dulce de Leche cookies! Both were amazing! This is one of many empanadas that they have, and I wish I was hungry enough to try them all! It had a perfect filling to crust ratio.
The cookies are sizable and the perfect pairing with your cup of coffee or latte. In addition to these cookies, they have several other creative sweet options for you to choose from.
Obviously, we couldn’t come home empty handed. We took a Guava and Goat Cheese pastry to-go along with individually wrapped signature cookies, and a perfectly brewed chamomile tea. They also have a great center table filled with gift items including house-made goods, cookies, dulce de leche, saucers, mugs, and much more!
The story behind the brand is also truly inspiring:
I encourage you to read more here.
I can’t wait to visit again and pick up some one-of-a-kind gifts for my friends and family. For more information, visit http://companiadecafe.com/