Initial Visit: April 10th, 2017
Description: Aroma = Amora.
Aroma backwards is Amora and Amora means ‘love’ in Spanish. I do love some good coffee, but do I love Aroma?
Yes. Aroma was fantastic. When driving to it, it was a bit hard to find due to it being tucked in with a placed called The Green Thumbers, which is a pretty nifty gardening store in itself. So aside from being attached to a gardening store, it is a full-fledged cafe/coffeehouse on it’s own.
Upon entering, the staff was super nice and struck up a conversation and asked what I was doing today. Told them the boring part of my business reasons for being in the area, but also the fact that I like to try new coffee places while out and about.
They offer a large variety of coffees, lattes, frappes, baked goods, sandwiches, salads and more. I ended up just getting a specialty drink called ‘The Tuxedo’, which was hot espresso and milk with white and dark Mocha added to it. It sounded pretty good and it did not disappoint at all.
In their display of baked goods, they had a chocolate peanut butter cookie that was calling my name… or my sweet tooth was calling for it. Either way, I requested that along with my coffee. The barista even offered to warm it up. I tell you, this may be one of the best cookies I have ever had. I’ve had some of the best across Illinois, especially at Insomnia Cookies, and this place may rival them on the cookie level.
The interior is very formal with out being too formal. It felt cozy but modern. Everything was gray/white/black with nice furniture and some wall decor. But the best part? The two stuffed bears in there. One was about 5 feet tall and there was a baby bear on the other side of the chair, holding a coffee cup. You can see them below. They aren’t taxidermy bears mind you, but stuffed plush bears from the store it is attached to. This is the second coffeehouse I have been to with bears in it, the first being Thirty-Thirty Coffee Co. in Peoria, IL. Bears and Coffee go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly… maybe?
No bear puns yet? That’s un-bear-able!
Overall, Aroma Coffee is Amora indeed! The coffee was great, the cookie was beyond amazing and getting your photo taken with the bear is an added bonus. Aside from it being a bit hidden so one could easily drive by, it is worth hunting for. The coffee/cookies that is. Not the adorable bears inside.
3030 Brady St
Davenport, IA 52803