breakfast cafe toledo

Café Toledo Breakfast Drink


5 Min





This is the pick me up you didn't know you needed. This take on a classic Café Toledo that pairs perfectly with the Tiramisu Pancake Stack, not only with flavors but with its presentation and simplicity. Ideal for a great brunch surprise or Mother’s day gift. Café Toledo is a luxurious and indulgent drink that's sure to make your mouth water. It's a creamy, chocolatey beverage that's perfect for sipping on a chilly evening or as a sweet treat to cap off a meal. The drink is made with rich espresso, decadent hot chocolate, and a splash of creamy milk to create a velvety smooth texture that's both comforting and delicious. The aroma of the espresso combined with the sweet, rich chocolate is simply irresistible, making Café Toledo a must-try recipe that's sure to impress your taste buds. Whether you're a coffee lover or just looking for a little indulgence, this drink is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Can I use regular coffee instead of espresso?

While the recipe traditionally calls for espresso, you can use regular coffee as a substitute. However, keep in mind that the drink may not have the same bold flavor and rich aroma as it would with espresso.

Can I make the drink without milk?

Yes, you can make the drink without milk if you prefer. You can use almond milk, oat milk, or any other non-dairy milk to make it vegan-friendly.

Can I use a different type of chocolate?

Yes, you can use any type of chocolate you prefer, such as dark chocolate or white chocolate. You can also adjust the amount of chocolate to suit your taste preferences.

Can I make the drink iced?

Yes, you can make the drink iced by brewing the espresso or coffee and allowing it to cool. Then, mix the cooled espresso or coffee with the hot chocolate and milk, and pour over ice.

Can I add flavorings, like vanilla or peppermint?

Absolutely! You can add any flavorings you prefer to the drink to give it an extra twist. Vanilla extract or peppermint extract can be a delicious addition to Café Toledo.

Can I make the drink ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the drink ahead of time and reheat it when ready to serve. Simply store the drink in an airtight container in the refrigerator, and reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until warmed through.


1 ounce Kahlúa

1 ounce Bailey's Irish Cream

½ ounce chocolate syrup

5-7 ounces strong brewed coffee or espresso, chilled


Cocoa powder

Chocolate drizzle

1-2 ounces heavy whipping cream or half and half. 

1 scoop of mascarpone cream from the tiramisu pancake stack recipe or whipped cream. 


CafÉ Toledo

Step 1

In a cocktail shaker measure out the chocolate syrup, Kahlúa, Bailey's, and 5 oz of coffee, shake to incorporate.

Step 2

Using a Highball, Collins, cocktail glass (or glass of your choice) drizzle some of the chocolate drizzle inside the glass.

Step 3

Add ice to the glass and pour the cocktail mix over the ice. You should be able to see the chocolate drizzle through the glass from the outside.

Step 4

Float 1-2 oz of heavy cream on top of the mix.

Step 5

Top with a scoop of mascarpone cream from the tiramisu pancake stack recipe (meant to pair with that recipe) or if you are making this cocktail solo, top with whipped cream.

Step 6

Drizzle with more chocolate and dust with cocoa powder.


The cinnamon and cheese in the mascarpone whip is the game changer topper for this drink. Check out the recipe video to see how to make it, or feel free to substitute it with a normal whipped topping.

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