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markaufflick reviewed The Beach House Providore
AllPress beans, well executed with silky microfoam - a flat white I will return for :) Delicious beef, pork and haloumi+pumpkin sliders were delicious too. If they switched to table service this would be a perfect beach café. Definitely worth a visit.
markaufflick reviewed Tapped and Packed (Soho)
Lovely flat white, seemed to be on some sort of double base, but not quite so tangy as a double ristretto, so probably just a regular double. Chocolatty. Also a very nice filter, Ethiopian. Excellent for London, and although I don't like the fast food style order bar, they did deliver to the table and it was streamlined.
markaufflick reviewed Cinnamon Cafe
Certainly the best coffee in Windsor I've tried, and eminently drinkable. Ratings of 9 are pretty ridiculous though, unless there's a different scale for England ex-London. Super fast service. Baked potato with chilli is also great when you have jet lag!
markaufflick reviewed Portola Coffee Lab
The lab coats are mercifully gone these days, and the staff have mellowed a bit (no more heated arguments about ristretto!), and the coffee is as reliable as ever. I've been coming here a week or two a year for the past four years as my go-to work & relax place in OC. If you find their Cappucino too milky, try their "Gas Bar".
markaufflick reviewed Cafecito (Costa Mesa)
The coffee here is *really* good. Where Portolo has amazingly good coffee for America, the Cappucino they just made me here would be in the upper ranges of Sydney or Melbourne coffee. Their complete lack of food preparation, even a toaster for toasting the delicious pumpkin bread, is somewhat mystifying.