44 MONTEREY COUNTY WEEKLY March 28-April 3, 2024 www.montereycountyweekly.com CHILL There’s a little, special cafe that leads to a lovely garden, a true oasis alongside the not-soothing environs of Central Avenue in Pacific Grove. Café Guarani has a foreign vibe and makes one think about cities of Paraguay and Argentina, about the Mediterranean or summer cafes in European capitals. On the coffee menu one finds everything from cafe au lait to many iced options. Among the coffee classics, the cafe lists Guatemalan mocha and Guatemalan spiced mocha. Either fits the mood of the place—perfect meeting of coffee and chocolate based on milk of your choice. The spice version will make your blood flow. But Café Guarani is more than a reliable coffee place. It comes with a fun food menu that includes not only lunch options, but also original baked goods, like cookies with maracuja marmalade and heavenly milk horns also with maracuja marmalade (with cream or plain). The cafe is also a kingdom of empanadas and, on the beverage side, a destination for yerba mate drinkers. The interior is wonderful on its own, with worn, comfortable couches, small tables and upholstered armchairs. But it’s the back garden that’s the real treasure, a space with many plants and flowers. Red umbrellas over barrel tables with tall chairs are inviting, as are the outdoor couches that could fit a group of six. That said, when it’s not busy, Café Guarani is a quiet place, perfect for an hour of quiet work on your laptop, a caffeine boost or a quick lunch. Café Guarani is located at 111 Central Ave., Pacific Grove. 747-1551, cafeguarani.com. World, Peace Thanks to its garden patio, Café Guarani is a relaxing spot to sit with a mocha. By Agata Pop˛eda SEND IDEAS TO: chill@mcweekly.com AGATA POPEDA 10% OFF your order with this ad Valid until 4/30/2024 The Sweet and Savory Spot sweet & savory crepes • paninis • bagels • tea • 11th Hour coffee Chicken Pesto Panini tomato, red onion, chicken, cheddar, pesto served on sourdough or ciabatta 1123 Fremont Blvd, Seaside 831-901-3900 Mon–Fri 7am–4pm (Sat & Sun 8am–4pm) Smash Tournament 1st Fridays Open Mic 2nd Fridays Trivia Night 3rd Fridays THE CRÉPERIE CAFÉ @ Breeding Season is Here! Get the perfect cage and supplies to help your winged friends grow their feathered family! 101 W. Laurel Dr, Salinas • (831)443-6161 Mon-Sat 9am-6pm Sun 10am-5pm $5 OFF Any purchase of $25 or more $10 OFF Any purchase of $50 or more $20 OFF Any purchase of $100 or more Cannot be combined with other offers. Limit 1 coupon per customer. Not valid on hay shavings, Frontline/Advantage, or Seresto collars. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Small Cage 12” (w) x 9” (d) x 16” (h) $24.99 Medium Cage 24”(w) x 16” (d) x16” (h) $31.99 Large Cage 30” (w) x 18” (d) x 36” (h) $84.99 ♦ 3 Card Poker ♠ Century 21st No Bust Black Jack ♣ Texas Hold’em ♥ Baccarat FULL BAR! BLACKJACK BONUS POINTS PAYS UP TO $20,000 SMALL TOWN BIG PAYOUTS! 1-800-Gambler • Gega-003846, Gega-Gega-003703, Gega-000889 Gega-000891 Gega-002838 The Marina Club Casino ensures the safety and security of all guests and team members at all times, while providing exceptional service. 204 Carmel Ave. Marina 831-384-0925 casinomonterey.com ♠ ♣ ♥ ♦ Just minutes from Downtown Monterey Where Monterey Comes To Play 720 BROADWAY AVE. SEASIDE Call 831-899-1762 to order DINE IN / TAKEOUT / DELIVERY Great Dough Great Pizza is Thin crust & Sourdough pizzas Salads & Calzones • Pasta • Subs Draft beer on tap • Wine • Dessert Serving handmade pizzas with fresh, quality ingredients At The Oven, we believe