It’s been said you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.
A lesson that really hit home during the Little Flower Candy Company’s nine-month hiatus.
Good thing Christine Moore’s back. And now she has a perfectly simple bakery cafe to call her own.
On top of churning out her famous caramels and flavored fluffy marshmallows, Moore, a pastry chef before busting out as a candymaker, bakes up a handful of fresh goodies every day. Look for croissants, muffins, scones, cookies, rustic tarts, and cakes like the Foley (a densely delicious gooey almond butter cake). Grab a table inside or out or take City Bean coffee to go.
The plan is to grow the Pasadena space into a market full of her favorite things (The Santa Monica Farmers’ Market Cookbook and Acapulco Tortilleria chips have already arrived).
You’ve still got a lot to learn.
Little Flower Candy Company, 1424 West Colorado Boulevard, between Avenue 64 and Melrose Avenue, Pasadena (626-304-4800 or littleflowercandyco.com).
Photo credit: Darby Aldaco