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Findo reviewed Minimalist Coffee Roasters
A really great find! We both had flat whites which had good consistency, lovely microfoam with attractive latte art. I can't remember the day's single origin roast, but it was quite nutty and caremelly. I will definitely be back!
Findo reviewed Pfifferling
lovely deli-cafe near the Basel SSB Bahnhof. I had a double-shot espresso macchiato, which was excellent: smooth with a pleasant nutty flavour. For Swiss prices it was quite reasonable. Definitely worth a visit, especially if you have to wait for a train.
Findo reviewed Ernst Kaffee
A great find, in a cool part of town. My flat white was nice and smooth, and a quick taste of my fellow visitors' drinks (cold brew, & cold brew Johannesschòrle) indicated some tasty 3rd-wave stuff. I had the house blend, and pucked a bag of Brazilian to take home. The Batista was very helpful in recommending an approximate weight of grind for my machine. The cafe is decked out in industrial-chic and has a great feel, especially with the roaster on display.
Findo reviewed Café Bretelles
I had a flat white, which was a little larger than I'm used to, so it felt just a little milky, but was OK. It was nicely poured with lovely latte art. Being a 30° day, I also had a Japanese Cold Brew which was very refreshing, though again, not a hugely strong blend. I'd come here again if I was over this side of town (esp for the caramel slice!)
Findo reviewed The Old Bean
A great little place on the esplanade: the coffee sack and milk crate decor suits the beach-front location perfectly. I had a flat-white from the house blend which was smooth and sweet, with nice latte art. I also had an espresso from the single origin of the day - an Ethiopian roast, which had nice mild fruity overtones. I'll definitely go back here.
Findo reviewed Rösttrommel Kaffeerösterei
This place has great coffee, spacious, bright and comfortable seating area and friendly, helpful service - when I bought beans (freshly roasted on-site) tips for storage etc. were given. My wife and I both had cappucini to take-away (it's directly opposite the foreigner's office) - she's very picky and can't handle anything that is bitter, but she thought it was sweet (without sugar). The milk was creamy and smooth.
Findo reviewed Prufrock Coffee
I've been here a few times. I used to frequent Glwylim's coffee cart in Whitecross St when I was a stuent at the Guildhall School. I was very happy to discover his cafe Prufrock opened near my teacher's place. Whenever I'm in town to work with him, I pay a visit here. The coffee is incredible. Rich, smooth flavours, perfectly textured milk, always poured to perfection. The staff obviously love coffee too. They often have nice brownies too. The shop itself is minimal, to say the least - it's all about the coffee.
Findo reviewed Theater Cafe
The Theater Cafe is in the same building as the Theater an der Wien, across from the Naschmarkt and just down from the Secession building. I initially had a cappuccino, which was not overly strong. There was lots of micro foam, but I suspect it had been spooned on, as it didn't appear to have mixed with the crema. It was also quite cool. I also had an espresso which was fine. The food was very good, and the service excellent, though it was early and were still few customers. My wife had tea, which had a nice touch of coming with a little alarm timer to count down the time for the bag - which was a generous loose leaf bag from Denmar.
If you're in the area, this is worth visiting (the famous Hundertwasserhaus is quite close by). I had a Melange, which I understand to be a kind of Viennese cappuccino. It wasn't as strong as most of the caps I usually get in places like Prufrock in London, but it had good micro-foam with some latte art.