During my recent trip to Los Angeles, I really wanted to check out Cafe Maji, a charming little cafe offering a cotton candy affogato, Italian sodas, latte art, and dessert waffles.
The cafe is oddly located inside a Fitness Center, but has become so popular that many visitors are there just for the food and drinks.
I started with a matcha latte. They drew the most adorable sleeping bear. So cute!
The drink itself was just average quality, but I loved my bear. Each latte also came with a small cream puff.
This was one of the main reasons I wanted to come here after seeing several Instagram videos posted by my friends. Generous scoops of vanilla ice cream is topped with a tall tower of fluffy white cotton candy. On the side is a steaming espresso. You drizzle the espresso on, instantly dissolving the cotton candy and creating caramelized sugar on the vanilla ice cream, offset by espresso. It’s really fun to watch and eat.
Update: Since visiting I’ve made my own Cotton Candy Affogato at home!
Here’s a video taken with Mr. K’s phone camera:
White Mocha Latte
Mr. K opted for a white mocha latte. His bear looked like it had fur.
Special Waffle with Green Tea Ice Cream and Red Beans
This was my friend’s order. I loved that it was fully loaded.
Here is the fitness center you need to look for as there was no signs for Cafe Maji on the exterior.
We had a good time here, but the service left much to be desired. It took forever to get their attention to take our order, and a long time for us to get our bill at the end, even though there were quite a few people waiting for tables. The Snow affogato is definitely worth a try though.
56 E Duarte Rd #2
Arcadia, CA 91006