Give the Gift of Great Coffee…Or Tea

This year we’ve put together 3 types of gift baskets, available now until December 24th (yes we’re open until noon on Christmas Eve!). We also have holiday gift cards, available in any amount, and coffee available for sale by the pound or half pound, whole bean or ground. All items can be purchased in the cafe; gift cards can also be purchased and sent online.

Large Coffee Gift BasketLarge Coffee Gift Basket

  • Contigo Tumbler
  • Half Pound Empire Latin American Blend Whole Bean or Ground Coffee (our popular house blend)
  • 10 Serving of our Mexican Chocolate Mix (perfect to make chocolatey spiced coffee, lattes, or hot cocoa)
  • Two Gingerbread Cookies from our Baker
  • Candy Cane
  • Sanders Chocolate
  • Snowflake Ornament

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Week of Holiday Cheer

4 days of events, specials, and activities that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

Santa Hat PhotoWe love the holidays at La Vita Dolce. My favorite aspect of the season is the general inclination toward joy and giving that comes with it. The holiday spirit is absolutely a real and unstoppable phenomenon.  Every year I witness it glowing and spreading all around me. People smile more, they seek out opportunities to help others, and they generally seem to give and receive love more freely. It’s magical. So this year, we decided to dedicate a week to events and activities designed to compliment and spread the spirit of the season.
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Gingerbread Cookie Decorating 2017

Gingerbread Cookie DecoratingThurs. 12/14, 3-6pm

Get in the holiday spirit at our annual Gingerbread Cookie Decorating event! We’ll supply the gingerbread cookies, candy, and icing — you bring your best cookie decorating ideas.

We’ll be playing holiday tunes and serving up seasonal drink specials (think S’mores Hot Chocolates and Gingerbread Lattes) and holiday treats (Biscoff Cookie Butter affogatos, gingerbread cookies, made-in-house specialty gelato flavors).  Fun for all ages!

Free to come by and feel the holiday cheer, $4 for cookie & decorating supplies.

Paint a Pumpkin 2017

Pumpkin PaintersThursday 10/26, 3-6 pm

We’ll have everything you need — pumpkins, brushes, and paint — for an afternoon of festive fun! And there will be plenty Spiced Pumpkin Lattes, hot cider, Spiced Apple Chai Lattes, seasonal gelato and adult beverages to fuel your creativity! $4 for a pumpkin and painting supplies, until we sell out.



Open Mic at Wine Down Wednesday

MicrophoneAt our May 17, 2017 Wine Down Wednesday we’re hosting an Open Mic! It’s a great opportunity to perform in a fun, casual environment (and mingle with friends and neighbors while you’re at it!)

At least three of La Vita Dolce’s musically-gifted Baristas will be performing, and we have a sign up sheet in the cafe. To sign up online, email Annie at

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Crew Member of the Week

La Vita Dolce Crew
The La Vita Dolce Crew

The most surprising aspect of running La Vita Dolce over the past 22 months has been how much the staff here have come to mean to me and how often they impress me. I learn from them every day and together we have created a culture at La Vita Dolce that I’m immensely proud of.

Their “job” is to work toward our higher purpose. Specifically, they are the ones who welcome everyone to treat themselves and feel good. And they implement La Vita Dolce’s values as they do. Continue reading Crew Member of the Week

Paint a Pumpkin Event

Alex's Starry Night PumpkinWed. 10/26, 3-7 pm

One of our most popular events of the year! We’ll have the pumpkins and paint supplies. Come by for Halloween fun, Spiced Pumpkin Lattes, Hot Cider, pumpkin bread, Pumpkin Pie gelato & Cottonwood Pumpkin Ale for the adults!  $3.75 for a pumpkin and paint, until we sell out!



Pumpkin Revival Event

Saturday, Oct. 22, 3-5pm

La Vita Dolce

  • Pumpkin revival live musicLive rockabilly music by Vinyl Revival
  • $3 Cottonwood Pumpkin Beers
  • Spiced Pumpkin Lattes, Pumpkin gelato, Pumpkin espresso milkshakes,  and more!
  • All ages welcome for seasonal fun & flavors!

Cacao Almond Milk Mocha: Have Your Chocolate Cake & Eat It, Too

This drink has a special place in my chocolate-loving heart. And there is a lot to share about it — but I have to start by saying that you need to try it for the simple reason that it tastes amazing.

Our goal with this mocha was to create a delicious treat that you feel good about enjoying. No sacrificing the delicious part, though, which is why we had numerous recipe trials and stakeholder tastings. Treats have to taste great. Period. And this mocha is a treat.

What is the Cacao Almond Milk Mocha?

Cacao Almond Milk MochaIt’s a mocha (a chocolate latte) made with organic raw cacao, sugar, almond milk, and Streamline espresso. Compared to a typical mocha it has:

  • less sugar & fat (including less saturated fat)
  • no dairy or additives
  • more antioxidants and greater health benefits
  • more energy-boosting goodness

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