Monday, June 3, 2013

Decadence - An Artisan Cafe - Review & Give-away


A few weeks ago, Utah Dad and I were driving through Orem, Utah and I noticed a small cafe called Decadence. The name alone sounded delicious and I pointed it out to Utah Dad. So, it was perfect timing that the next week I received an invitation to lunch at Decadence. After checking out their website, I was even more intrigued by the unique food and drinks they had to offer.

Decadence is a fairly new cafe. The owners, a married couple, were vacationing in Hawaii in 2010 when they first tasted Tropical Dreams Ice Cream, made in Hawaii. It was amazing and they acquired the license to sell it in Utah County. It is super premium ice cream with flavors like Chocolate Coconut Macadamia Nut and Mango Cream. I am still regretting that I didn't taste the ice cream during my lunch. I'm just going to have to go back soon.




The owners have paired the amazing ice cream with espresso drinks made from Crio Bru.  
CRIO BRÜ CONTAINS NO COFFEE.
From the Decadence website : "Instead, our delicious brewed and espresso drinks exclusively feature nature’s superfood: cocoa.


Packed with anti-oxidants and heart healthy benefits, this tasty, low-cal alternative skips the negatives of coffee- such as large amounts of addictive caffeine- while still giving you an invigorating boost and other health benefits. Our signature espressos- Italian for fast, not coffee- are available exclusively at decadence."

This is what I focused on during my lunch. I'm not a coffee drinker so I am completely oblivious to words like mocha, espresso, frappuccino, or latte. The folks at Decadence filled me in quickly and I tried the White Mocha which was a hot drink, an Iced Mocha and the Coco Loco, an absolutely amazing drink made with the special ice cream. The underlying flavor of the Crio Bru was rich and dark and I loved it all. I brought home some of the cold drinks to share with Utah Dad and he was a fan. We will definitely be returning to Decadence on our next date night.

In an area with a lot of non-coffee drinkers and young college students, I think Decadence will be a big hit. Try out those popular coffee house style drinks without the coffee. It's fabulous. Decadence also has a delicious selection of baked goods and sandwiches to compliment your dessert.


Decadence is sponsoring a Date Night Give-away for readers of Utah Mom's Life Blog.
One winner will win 
2 drinks and 2 desserts at Decadence.
To enter, leave a comment on this post. You can get up to two extra entries by sharing the give-away on social media. Please leave an additional comment on this post. The contest will be open to entries  until Friday, June 7, 2013 at 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Saturday, June 8th.
Decadence is at 584 West 1600 North, Orem, Utah

35 comments:

Jessica Tyler said...

I've been to Decadence but there is still so much I haven't tried, including the ice cream! Yum.

Jessica Tyler said...

And I shared the give away on twitter. :)

Stacie said...

Everything looks SO good it makes my mouth water! Would love to surprise my husband and take him here for date night

Stacie said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/NiteOwlCreates/status/341709360189276160

Laura said...

I know of a couple that goes to Decadence every Friday night (a certain band director at a local middle school and his wife!!!) I was curious about it, just never asked!! This sounds delicious!!

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Laura said...

Shared on Facebook!!

Chelsea said...

Yummmm! Wish I could go right now!

Chelsea said...

oh, and I also shared this on facebook. :)

Catey said...

You didn't try the ice cream? what?!
This place sounds like a must try!

Catey said...

Tweeted!

Ashley Walker said...

This place sounds amazing!

Ashley Walker said...

Shared on Facebook.

mandy said...

sounds like a great place!

Rheanna said...

Shared on fb

Rheanna said...

Looks yummy!

kimberly said...

So yummy - and I love the fake coffee, etc. drinks idea!

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kimberly said...

Shared on Facebook!

Deanna Watson said...

this is by my house. I want to try their cupcakes!
deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
xo

Deanna Watson said...

FB share
https://www.facebook.com/deannatime/posts/470514189704214
deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
xo

Kerri said...

OHHH! pick me!

Kerri said...

Shared on fb!

eclairre said...

hope i win. eclairre(AT)ymail(DOT)com

Diana said...

Great giveaway!
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Jenalen said...

Thank you for the giveaway! This sounds fabulous!
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Jenalen said...

I tweeted about the giveaway!
jenakaye at gmail dot com
https://twitter.com/suhodgepodge/status/343037900163796994

Yvonne said...

this sounds like a fun place!

Yvonne said...

shared on fb

michelle said...

Yum! That looks so good!

Michael Corrigan said...

My wife has been here before and says it's good - I'd love to be able to try it with her!

corrigans @live.com

Jennifer Davis said...

Sounds so yummy!

Jennifer Davis said...

Shared on Facebook.

Christine Jessamine said...

I love the idea of the ice cream and coffee. They go perfect together. I would love to try out the flavors that they sell!

christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

Christine Jessamine said...

tweeted!

https://twitter.com/cljessa/status/343162947595554819

christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

Cami said...

This sounds wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway!