Monday, July 30, 2012

24K Chocolat Cafe

UPDATE: 24K CAFE HAS CLOSED.


I recently tried the Chocolat Breakfast at 24K Chocolat Cafe. That's right -- a chocolate breakfast! And for those who haven't discovered 24K Chocolat Cafe, it's located inside Ancient Future, described on its website as "an Urban Sanctuary for Body, Soul, and Spirit."

But getting back to the chocolate breakfast, two vegan entree choices were available: the Pain Au Chocolat with Himalayan Pink Salt or the Chocolat Bacon Pannini (minus the bacon, of course). The pain au chocolat is apparently a baguette spread with your choice of chocolate and then sprinkled with Himalayan pink salt. If you order this, you'll want to make sure that whichever chocolate you choose is vegan. I ordered the chocolat pannini without the bacon. It was very good and very rich, and I was very happy that it was served with fresh fruit, as I might have lapsed into a chocolate coma otherwise. I don't suppose it helped matters that I also ordered the delicious New Mexican Drinking Chocolat (made with almond milk) to go with it. Banana can be added to the chocolat pannini for an additional cost.

Currently, the Chocolat Breakfast is available only on Thursdays and Fridays. But 24K Chocolat Cafe also offers a weekend brunch that includes a couple of vegan items. In addition to the Pain au Chocolat that's available on the Chocolat Breakfast menu, the brunch menu includes a Tofu and Spinach Curry on Potato Cake that can be made vegan. I'm looking forward to trying it on my next trip to 24K Chocolat Cafe.

Ancient Future, the center where 24K Chocolat Cafe is housed, includes a sanctuary that will eventually host events such as drum circles, classes, and lectures. Several health and well-being practitioners offer their services at Ancient Future, and there's a gift shop featuring crafts made by both local and global artists. I enjoyed visiting the center, and found everyone who worked there to be friendly and helpful.

24K Chocolat Cafe is located inside Ancient Future at 2331 K Street, and the phone number is 916-476-3754. Ancient Future's website can be found at http://www.ancientfuturenow.com/ and their Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/#!/ancientfutureurbansanctuary. Chocolat Breakfast is served on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and weekend brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.




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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

So, you hold the bacon in the chocolate panini and they will charge you extra to add banana? Welcome to the life of a vegan trying to eat out...

Pam said...

A vegan friend of mine calls that the "vegan tax." Shouldn't happen...