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Pero primero, un cafecito (but first, coffee)

Melissa Quezada of Canela Mexican Café

Canela Mexican Café Menu

Café (Coffee)

Mocha Mexicana

Pure stone-ground Mexican chocolate from Jalisco pairs with your milk of choice and espresso, plus a deliciously unexpected dash of chili powder, topped by whipped cream. Available hot or iced.

Dulce de Leche Macchiato

Indulgent dulce de leche sauce + perfectly roasted espresso + milk. Available hot or iced.

Café Horchata

Sweet and creamy house-made horchata + perfectly balanced espresso. Available hot or iced. Don't know what horchata is? It's a traditional Mexican beverage made with rice, water, cinnamon, and sugar.

Café de Olla

A comforting Mexican classic; Mexican coffee steeped in water flavored with cinnamon sticks and piloncillo (a type of Mexican brown sugar). Available hot or iced.

Sin Café (Without Coffee)

Horchata

Sweet, creamy, and delicious, this traditional Mexican beverage is made with rice, cinnamon sticks, and sugar. Always house-made and always vegan!

Chocolate Caliente (Hot Chocolate)

Stone-ground Mexican chocolate from Jalisco paired with velvety steamed milk of choice, topped by whipped cream.

Horchata Steamer

Sweet, steamed horchata - a warm and comforting treat!

Batidos (Blended Drinks)

Dulce de Leche Frappe

Decadent dulce de leche sauce blended into a creamy frappe, topped by whipped cream and drizzled with more dulce de leche sauce. To die for!

Horchata Frappe

Our house-made horchata blended into an icy, delicious frappe, topped with whipped cream and sprinkled with cinnamon. Try it with a shot of espresso!

Mocha Mexicana Frappe

Stone-ground Mexican chocolate from Jalisco blended with your choice of milk and espresso, topped by whipped cream, and sprinkled with cocoa and chili powder.

Fusiones de Fruta (Fruit Fusions)

Mango Dorado

Light, refreshing, and fruity! Mango purée, club soda, and a shot of Tiki Gold energy made from elderberry and hibiscus extracts with natural caffeine. Can be made caffeine-free.

Guava Dorada

A lesser known, but delicious flavor! Guava purée, club soda, and a shot of Tiki Gold energy made from elderberry and hibiscus extracts with natural caffeine. Can be made caffeine-free.

Piña/Pineapple Dorada

Reminds you of your last tropical vacation! Pineapple purée, coconut syrup, club soda, and a shot of Tiki Gold energy made from elderberry and hibiscus extracts with natural caffeine. Can be made caffeine-free.

Churros & Gelato

Drizzled Churros

Our traditional cinnamon+sugar churros drizzled with your choice of two sauces: dulce de leche, chocolate, or Lechera (sweetened condensed milk).

Churro Sundae - Double

Four crispy-chewy churros accompanied by two scoops of artisan gelato, topped by whipped cream and drizzles. Strictly for those who want to enjoy life to the fullest!

Traditional Churros

Warm, crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, dusted with a cinnamon+sugar blend...need we say more?

Churro Sundae - Single

Two of our warm and fresh churros paired with a scoop of creamy gelato, topped by whipped cream and your choice of drizzles. Heaven in a bowl!

Affogato

A marriage of two of the best things ever created: espresso+gelato. Your choice of artisan gelato in three flavors (Mexican vanilla, chocolate, and horchata) topped by a perfectly pulled espresso shot. For extra deliciousness add a drizzle!

Gelato Scoop

A scope of creamy, delicious gelato (Mexican vanilla, chocolate, horchata) or fruity mango sorbet (non-dairy). For extra deliciousness add a drizzle!

Past Catering Events

2 event organizers have booked Canela Mexican Café using Roaming Hunger

Corporate Catering

April 2024 * Seattle, WA

500+ attendees

School/University Event Catering

September 2023 * Tacoma, WA

120+ attendees

Corporate Catering

April 2024 * Seattle, WA

500+ attendees

Meet Melissa Quezada
What is the story behind your business' name?

Canela is Spanish for cinnamon, which reminds me of everything warm and delicious from my family's kitchen growing up. It's a staple ingredient in Mexican cuisine and is everywhere in our menu, from our churros to our café de olla.

About Canela Mexican Café

  • Women Owned
  • Minority Owned
  • Latin Owned
  • Family Business
Canela Mexican Café is more than a food truck; it's a vibrant celebration of Mexican culture brewed right into Seattle's coffee scene. Founded by Melissa "La Jefa" Quezada, who envisioned a gathering place that would bring people together, one cup of coffee and churro at a time, Canela Mexican Cafe now serves up the essence of Mexican culture in every corner of Seattle.

At Canela Mexican Café, tradition meets modern with signature drinks like Café Horchata, Dulce de Leche Macchiato, and Mocha Mexicana. Their Fruit Fusions, featuring flavors like Mango Dorado and Guava Dorada, are a refreshing ode to classic, tropical flavors reimagined for the Seattle palate.

And of course, no visit is complete without indulging in their Churro Sundae, featuring four freshly made churros and two scoops of gelato, topped with two delectable drizzles. Canela Mexican Cafe isn't just a food truck; it's a cultural experience, a flavorful journey that brings people together over a love for great coffee, Mexican-inspired drinks, and the sweet joy of churros. They're ready to cater across the Sound, so book 'em for dessert time at your next event today!

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