By Sergio Berrueta
Ganache Patisserie and Café, located in Monterey Park, is a new café specializing in decadent desserts, rich pastries and unique coffee blends.
Ganache prides itself on recipes relying on ganache, a sauce or filling for a variety of pastries.
The café has a modern spin to its décor with sketches of their in-house recipes and items lining the walls. The red and black on the tables and chairs pops with a chic sense of style for the consumer’s eyes. Small yet spacious, it makes up for its design.
A signature staple is the Milk Chocolate Passion ($7.55), a dessert concoction consisting of chocolate mousse, passion fruit cream, and a topping of hard foam chocolate.
These unique ingredients unite to create a blend of tart and smooth texture. The mix works well with a combination that is not too strong nor too mundane, providing a rich and creamy experience.
Another house specialty comes in the form of a year round, handmade pumpkin latte ($3.95). Made from scratch, the first taste in an introduction to the blend comes with a bit of light foam and froth, warming the taste buds.
Unlike seasonal pumpkin blends at most cafés, the flavor does not override the taste of the latte. Rather, it makes for a fantastic taste that can be enjoyed anytime of the day.
Alongside the latte, a freshly baked, bite size cake ($0.98) is a perfect companion to the latte.
Ganache succeeds with a combination of unique items, house blends, and is sure to have a bright future ahead.
Ganache Patisserie and Café is located at 141 N. Atlantic Blvd., #102, Monterey Park, CA 91754. It’s open Sunday through Thursday from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 1 a.m.