Hot Summer Treat

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Packards Coffee is a tiny shop in Ramona, California. The building is an old 1930’s gas station turned coffee shop with outdoor seating. If you are ever in the neighborhood, you shouldn’t miss it. There are some some photos on the walls from famous people who’ve stopped there, as well as postcards from around the world. If you love a small town atmosphere, roadside kitch and coffee house coffee, then this is the place.

(Full disclosure: It’s right near my shop so I’m a regular.) I normally get an Organic Blue Sky coffee with a little almond milk.  A smooth dark roast with a bit of an edge, it’s a perfect pick-me-up for those mornings I’m not feeling it. On a hot summer day, when I need something sweet, I order the Alaskan. It’s a special frozen mocha that will cure any sweet tooth.

Today, I was talking to the owner and she mentioned something new, so of course I had to have it. Simple, yet genius! Frozen Mocha meets Banana Smoothie in a dark alley and BAM! This drink has the best of both. Ask for the Frozen Banana Mocha. Real espresso, frozen blended banana smoothie and rich chocolate. Nothing here comes in powder form. All the ingredients are the real deal and the prices are way better than the chain stores.

They are also known for their flavored red bulls, the Ramonan (mocha, cinamon, nutmeg) as well as Italian Sodas and free wi-fi.

If you are lucky enough to be here on the weekends, they serve crepes, both savory and sweet. All fresh ingredients, made to order makes for a long line, but it’s worth the wait.

They don’t have a website but you can follow them on Facebook or Yelp.

Packards Coffee – 680 Main Street, Ramona, CA 92065  (760) 789-4262 

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3 thoughts on “Hot Summer Treat

  1. Pingback: “Hot Summer Treat” – Packard’s Frozen Banana Mocha | Ramona Events

  2. Oh man, if I could drink caffeine without my heart racing at 160 beats per minute, I would so drink that beautiful cup of coffee. They had places with awesome coffee when I lived in Utah, although few because mormons don’t drink coffee, but in Idaho I haven’t see anything more than Starbucks where I live.

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    • I looked at your blog and you have quite a story. I’m looking forward to your next entry. In the mean time, it’s not always about the coffee, sometimes it’s about the experience. You can always order decaf or herbal tea. Enjoying those little moments or cool places is the real goal.

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