Packards Frozen Banana Mocha

Stacy Bart of Unicorn Books & Gifts in Old Town Ramona is a real coffee and tea lover. Check out her shop, at 738 Main Street, for some exotic teas, and her blog, “Stacy’s Coffee & Tea” for some good insights on everyone’s favorite morning beverage(s)…

Recently, she reviewed Packard’s Frozen Banana Mocha drink, in her blog, “Hot Summer Treat,” and allowed us to reprint it here:

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, cinnamon, 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

 

Review by Stacy Bart
Published August 2015 at Stacy’s Coffee & Tea
Reprinted here with permission.

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Packards Coffee Shop, A Ramona Tradition

Hot Summer Treat – Frozen Banana Mocha

 

Posted by Stacy Bart

Stacy Bart is co-owner of Unicorn Books and Gifts on Main Street and whose creative promotions add a singular energy to Ramona's "Shop Local" movement. Visit www.oldtownramona.com or the "Old Town Ramona” Facebook page for current information on "Shop Local" participating businesses and events.

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