Reviews of Villino Espresso
Coffee was ok. We ordered two soy flat whites. My partner's was a bit hot and both of our cups had thin milk, not creamy at all which meant the texture wasn't pleasing to the feel. Roast itself tastes good, latte art is basic but nice, my temperature was fine. It seems to be impossible to find a place in Tassie that can do great soy, I'd suggest Straight Up over this place.
Nice staff, happy people, and open on Saturday. Unfortunately very average roast, over extracted shot, and not enough backflushing at least before pulling my shot. The baked goods look quite dry and overly sweet. They have an excessive amount of origin packets with generic descriptions obviously catering to the general public of non-specialty people, which reflects in their execution standard. It serves as a necessary commercial foray into specialty in that it is adequate, not entirely unpalatable but merely un-intimidating; which does serve a valid purpose.
Sat down to try the espresso from Panama, and glad I did. The aroma was floral and complex and tasted sweet and acidic, like a ruby red grapefruit. On the downside, it seemed that just about every single origin bean for sale was a darker roast, with only one lighter roast meant for filter. It may vary from time to time, but I'd love to see some more filter options. The place is a little tight. I imagine it's hectic when packed, but even with a half dozen people in there it was fairly quiet. Each of the staff were friendly and the barista was more than happy to talk coffee. I'm looking forward to returning.