Alfredo’s Café candle

(7 customer reviews)
Black tobacco, coffee, and brandy

An unusual, comforting blend of the best aromas of our village square: black tobacco, coffee, and brandy, laced with leather and incense from the church – rich and surprising.

Alfredo and his café are very real – and very wonderful – and the beating heart of village life.  The only thing missing from this fragrance is the sound of chatter, and laughter, and old men slamming down their dominoes.

This was one of our very first four fragrances and the most complex we’ve ever had to formulate – taking over forty drafts to perfect.  It’s also the one most people ask for as a cologne.


Order by 11am for next day delivery


  • A blend of 100% natural waxes – sustainably sourced organic soy, rapeseed and beeswax
  • No palm oil used in our unique blend
  • Our blend only uses crops grown or raised without synthetic fertilisers, pesticides or hormones and can be deemed organic by this definition
  • Clean burning
  • Sulphur-free
  • Paraben-free
  • Wicks are lead-free and made from natural fibre
  • All free from animal testing
  • La Montaña candles are 30cl, 220gms (minimum 40 hours burn)
  • All candles are individually hand-poured by artisan candlemakers in the UK
  • We use a high % of fragrance oil in each candle (including a high percentage of natural and essential oils)
  • All candles are gift-boxed and are fitted with an etched, stainless steel lid


  • The first time you light your candle, let it burn until all the wax on the surface has become liquid
  • Trim the wick before each use
  • When extinguishing the candle, ensure the wick is upright and centred for next time

Candle Care

  • The first time you light your candle, let it burn until all the wax on the surface has become liquid
  • Trim the wick before each use
  • When extinguishing the candle, ensure the wick is upright and centred for next time


  • Do not burn for longer than 4 hours
  • Never leave a lit candle unattended, or in a draught, and keep away from flammable materials
  • Always leave at least 10cms between burning candles
  • Keep out of reach of children and pets
  • Place candle on a heat resistant surface

7 reviews for Alfredo’s Café candle

  1. Euthymia Procopé

    I am so thrilled to have found this DELICIOUS candle, which reminds me very much of my all-time favourite from another, French company…who charge twice the price. I cannot imagine my home without it now. Thank you, La Montana, I love what you do.

    • Jonathan Hall

      Thank you, Euthymia – what a lovely review. We love what YOU do!

  2. D.L. (verified owner)

    To be honest, I wasn’t sure that I had made the right choice when I lit my Alfredo’s Cafe candle, and then- a wonderful thing happened.
    My husband walked into the room where the candle had most recently been lit (two days before) and began to bestow comments of praise. He is NOT usually a candle man! Needless to say, it now belongs to him, and lives in his dressing room. I’m pleased to have recruited a new customer, there is indeed something for everyone.
    Just also wanted to add that in a world where people aren’t always kind to each other, it is so reassuring to have such personable customer service from La Montana; that feels like a warm hug.

    • Jonathan Hall

      This fills us with joy – thank you, Dylan. Not only a lovely review of Alfredo’s Café, but it really makes our day (week/month/year!) when our customer service efforts are appreciated. And you’re absolutely right: more kindness and more warm hugs!

  3. Lois (verified owner)

    I think this is my favourite. I’ve been lucky enough to have all of the candles in the range. I love the scent. Not overpowering but you know you have it lit. I love walking into the lounge when we have our candles alight. Amazing customer service and speedy delivery too

    • Jonathan Hall

      Thank you, Lois. We’re beaming with pleasure. And also blushing!

  4. Richard Hart

    This is absolutely the best scented candle that I have ever had the pleasure of burning!

    My wife and I have become a bit obsessed with candles of late and out of the hundreds we have enjoyed trying this one is truly unique. You can really imagine being there in the cafe!

    Whenever I walk past it I have to pick it up and draw it in through my nose even if it’s not lit. I’m not at all surprised to hear that they have had requests to make this into a wearable scent. Simply the most wonderful intoxicating candle i’ve had the pleasure of owning.

  5. Kat

    Bought this for my boyfriend for Christmas who’s not normally the candle type but I needed a stocking filler so thought I’d take a risk. He burns it in his office ALL the time now and it smells beautiful. Really fills up the room with a gorgeous warm, musky smell. It’s lasting a fair while too. Love Montana candles and I have a feelling he’ll repurchase it for himself.

  6. Catriona Hawke (verified owner)

    Warm and comforting, very unique and unusual, l absolutely love it. I am so impressed with these candles, great quality, you really won’t be disappointed.

  7. Annette (verified owner)

    I have been looking for a replacement for my Wild Turkey Candle which are no longer available. This one is even better – it has so many scent textures to it that it will smell different every time you walk by. Pure Quality!

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