|Dolls From Zambia for Sale
Pangolin Cafe (midtown)
955 S Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89502
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1. The shop is named after the most trafficked animal in the world to bring awareness of its threatened life to the public.
In efforts to help save this endangered species, Cafe Pangolin donates a portion of their profits to savepangolins.org. They also support a group of women who crochet in Zambia by selling their dolls in store. Who knows what other great deeds they're involved in.
To me, a business that works so hard in making a difference is an amazing business worth supporting.
2. The taste and quality of their drinks and food are superb.
I worked at Seattle's Best Coffee and Starbucks back when I was in college and tasted so many different types of coffees and teas. I quickly learned that all coffees and teas are not created equal.
Like fruits and vegetables, there are different levels of taste and quality.
Coffee beans and teas grown in ideal conditions with the best soils and nutrients will be filled with more flavors and characteristics compared to their counterparts.
Just looking at and smelling their loose leaf teas, I can tell they pack lots of flavor. They are comparable to loose leaf teas from tea bars in San Francisco (based solely on look and scent).
I do know that their Matcha Green Tea is high quality. The flavor was outstanding in their Maple Matcha Latte. A lot of places will skimp on using this ingredient because of it's high costs, but definitely not Pangolin.
At first taste, I knew that what I was tasting at Pangolin was quality.
In addition to their drinks, their confections and food are tasty.
Earthy, floral, warm, vibrant, fruity, chewy, sweet, acidic, body, roast, salty, crunchy are only a few of the many words of tastes and textures to describe the experience you'll get here.
|Pumpkin Spice Latte and Maple Matcha Green Tea Latte (Iced)
3. Their drinks and food are works or art.
While my priority is taste when it comes to food, I am not complaining that Cafe Pangolin not only brings taste, but presentation as well. We do eat with all of our senses, after all.
4. They have the perfect ambiance.
While there, I witnessed someone working on their laptop and a couple of people chatting up a storm. Their modern styled business is super classy, laid out with lots of great details, including Thomas Edison-style lights and real and hip house plants.
5. They support local businesses just like themselves.
I caught the two listed below, but there were more. If there's one thing I love about Reno, it's the community that constantly supports one another, especially through tough times.
Emmy's Flower Truck - Emmy's flower arrangements, when coupled with the natural look of the cafe, make for an inviting atmosphere indoors. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram to learn of her whereabouts.
|Pumpkin Spiced White Chocolate Toffee
|Seasonal Items As of Oct. 2021
6. They go out of their way to create seasonal items for the enjoyment of their customers.
There's nothing like getting into the holiday spirit than with seasonal treats to help bring back and create new fond memories.
It takes effort for businesses to keep up with seasonal items. They have to create recipes, keep up with trends, advertise, approximate and order supplies and specialty ingredients.
7. You can order online.
Order online on their website and use curbside pickup for convenience.
|Liege Waffles Perfectly Balanced
|Jesus making sure our drinks tasted great.
Their fresh handmade flower arrangements are everything. They also offer milk alternatives for different dietary needs and have agave and paper straws. Their branding is on point, with the pangolin printed on their sleeves, mugs, and found throughout their menu, website, store, gift tins, informative cards on how to store food, and more.
9. They're located in midtown on a strip packed with so many other local businesses.
|Sea Salt Chocolate Dipped Toffee is Out of This World!
|Turkish Delights are Delightful
10. Their made in-house confections are out of this world and you get one free with every drink.
With the few options they have, they certainly pack a punch in the flavor department. You must try their assorted Turkish Delights and Toffee.
What is a Turkish Delight? A chewy confection candy made with a base of cornstarch and a simple syrup (water and sugar) with a wide array of flavors added and coated with a cornstarch and/or powdered sugar. They are so fun and flavorful. Best of all, they're perfectly sweetened. Mother approved for sure.
Their toffee is on another level, with a texture that's softer than other candies and yet still crunchy. I highly recommend this toffee as it is filled with so much flavor. It's definitely one of the best I've had ever.
|If you gave me a tin of their goodies, I'd be the happiest person on the planet.
11. They have cute tins that you can fill with their coffees, teas, and confections to give out to family and friends.
|Orange Italian Cream Soda
13. They offer tastings.
Have you ever been to a restaurant and wanted to taste more than one flavor of something? You don't have to do that here because they 've got you covered. Bring a friend and enjoy a tasting of their incredibly fun, chewy, delicious, and inviting Turkish Delights and AMAZING toffee (both made in house).
14. They use earth-friendly straws.
Plastic straws kill lots of animals and break down into microplastics that end up being consumed by sea creatures.
15. They have outdoor seating.
16. Get a taste of the treat that was featured in The Chronicles of Narnia.
|In Store Menu as of 10.13.2021