bean: vittoria (boo)
Filled with a mix of people, from uni students, bashing out the last of their essays, to urban hipsters thinking up the next item of clothing to rip-up to grand-parents with their kids, children. You’re not going to feel out of place here at all.
Looking at the café itself. I had a few issues, while it’s nice to have an inside outside café, I found I was constantly exposed to cigarette smoke here, wafting in from outside. There was also no one really confortable place to sit and chill, seats are all plastic and tables kinda wobbly though over use. The floor was a little dirty and I somehow ended up with some tomato on my foot when I took my food out of my thong (flip flop Americans!).
My coffee comes out quickly from a relaxed looking barista, it’s served in a white china cup and the waitress ensures the teaspoon is behind me when she puts it down. Just looking at the barista, you could tell it was going to be interesting drink. Just in the space of the time I was sitting there he changed the grid a few times, given the changing humidity of the day. The coffee is marvellously presented it (as you would hope form coffee made only seconds earlier) has that lovely silky look to it, fantastic bit of art, I really like the simple effort which has gone into this drink.
I was really excited to try such a fanatic looking masterpiece. First impressions went well, with a great balance of milk to foam on my flatwhite, however, it was here where thing took a turn. I am
The coffee all up had a smooth, non-bitter taste to it, but in total it was rather bland and not as much as an exciting taste sensation as I would have hoped, considering the effort which had gone into the drinks creation. When left to sit for a while, the coffee did infuse a little better with the milk, however that bland coffee taste remained. Very sad.
Urban oasis/ hang out joint
Likes: wow the coffee presentation was great, nice call between sitting inside and outside
Dislikes: no choice chilling areas, cigarette smoke inside is annoying, bean sucks.