Al Dente Toffee closes cafe, sells online, at farmers market

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Laura Romano, left, and her father, John Romano, will cease serving lattes but will carry on producing their trademark toffee on the courthouse square in Adel.

The courthouse square in Adel will lose a ray of Mediterranean light Thursday afternoon when Al Dente Toffee ceases its cafe service and moves all its retail trade online and to the Des Moines Farmers Market.

John Romano and his daughter, Laura Romano, have served customers on the square for about two years with lattes and cappuccinos and savory fare for breakfast and lunch. But their trade in toffee is so brisk they had to make a decision.

“All our friends can still find us at the Des Moines Farmers Market,” Laura Romano said Thursday morning.

They will continue producing toffee at the building at 109 N. Ninth St. in Adel.

Al Dente Toffee brought southern light to the west side of the square.
Al Dente Toffee brought southern light to the west side of the square.

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