New coffee shop in Ambler
- AmblerGirl Apr 1, 2009 05:03 PM
I stopped by Cafe Maida on Butler Avenue last night, eager to try the new addition to our neighborhood. It was really cute, a bit sparse because they just opened a few days ago but it has nice tables and big windows for people watching, cases full of italian cookies and pastries, and, my favorite, gelato. I had 2 scoops of gelato - strawberry balsalmic and chocolate, great combination. We sampled a bunch of ther flavors - pistachio was great too. Everything was served in cute glass dishes. The coffee smelled great., can't wait to try it. Its a nice family run local place, I definitely plan to go back. I heard they offer paninis and other lunch items.
We seem to have a plethora of panini and gelato places in Ambler, but thats not necessarily a bad thing :) Toto's on Main Street is still my favorite gelato (I dream of their Donatella gelato), but Cafe Maida is really good and that strawberry balsalmic gelato was great (especially with the chocolate).
Stopped in before an Act ll matinee show. Had a cappuccino and biscotti which hit the spot. Next time I'll try the gelato.
Totp's does make the gelato at From the Boot, but not Cafe Maida. Both are very good but Toto'sis something special, a little denser than the gelato at Cafe Maida. Toto's has more traditional flavors, where Maida dores have some more interesting combinations like strawberry balsalmic and banana carmel. Toto's is my favorite but you realy can't go wrong at eaither place!
To the moderators, this thread might work best on the Philadelphia board.
From the Boot
517 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444