photo credit: Sylvio Martins
Cafe Santo does hot chocolate the Oaxacan way, which is about 800% better than your Starbucks hot cocoa. At this Montebello coffee window, you can substitute a morning double shot with cacao-based drinks that get frothed until they're creamy like thick espresso. There's the semi-amargo with hints of cane sugar and cinnamon and the nuez that's flavored with walnuts. But the closest thing to a strong coffee is the simple xoco shot that packs a bitter, earthy punch to shock the system. There's also plenty of coffee, too, all of which is ethically sourced from Oaxaca, Chiapas, Guatemala, and Colombia.