UPDATE 12.09.2018: Headed over here once more with an old friend. She said that, since being in Oregon, she has been craving some iced coffee. She ordered a vanilla iced latte (when we met later she exclaimed, “ahhh! I meant to tell you how my coffee was! Honestly, it wasn’t very good – forgot to ask them to hold some of the syrup haha. I was just so excited to have iced coffee again…” So, on that front, there you have it: if you’re looking for coffee, ask them to lay off the recipe calling for 4oz of syrup) while I – staying away from the cupcakes given my last review – got a small cappuccino ($2.85) and what I insisted on calling a brown scone. It was in fact a chocolate toasted almond scone ($3) – the characteristics that underscored for my enthusiasm – and yet, I just couldn’t bring myself to use the words when ordering. The barista however was a delight, putting the puffed, brown triangle on her professed favorite Christmas plate, and later coming out with my cappuccino in hand. The scone wasn’t bad, mini chocolate chips were stuffed into the folded butter and cocoa, a seldom almond flake here and there mostly towards the bottom. I should quickly mention that scones are not something I like to indulge in, frequently finding them rather heavy and not worth the calories, so it would take a otherworldly variation of this British baked good to knock my socks off. It had all it claimed; it just didn’t strike me as worthwhile.
The cappuccino – and particularly the espresso it was composed of – was a caramel sweet. Somehow, I was able to take this opportunity to appreciate a deviation from the specialty coffee world. Nice to see that coffee doesn’t have to be flowery and is still enjoyable in the ubiquitous sense.