Saturday, July 3, 2010

Food Hunt [2]

Kaffeine (Café)
Location: 66 Great Titchfield Street London W1W 7QJ
www.kaffeine.co.uk

If you're looking for a place away from the buzzing streets of London to have a down time with your mates, I would recommend Kaffeine. Off Mortimer St. and just 5 minutes north of Oxford St., it is easily to find and hard to miss with it's totally black exterior contrasting to its neighbourhood of white buildings.





A step into the café was quickly followed by a friendly greeting from the staff behind the counter. A comfortable setting created by well-matched interior sets us at ease and the air-conditioning was just what we needed to escape from the summer heat. The indie music playing in the background echoed off the high ceiling made it possible for conversing without having to shout at one another. 

We each ordered a beverage and some snack, sat at a table in front of the counter, and chatted away until we were well rested and ready to out into the blazing weather..





It was the right choice to have the banana bread toasted - leaving a slight caramelised exterior giving a light crisp texture when bitten into. It was, however, a bit crumbly for me. Other than that, I loved it and finished it off quickly before my mates could have second tasting. The flat white was rich and had a body to it - not like those watery cup of coffee you get at some fast-food chain in a hurry. An experienced barista will take the effort to put time and care to produce a cup of good coffee. You can sort of taste a bit of the barista's soul if you focus hard enough.. Well, enough of me blabbing about it. It is best if you give it a go and taste it for yourself :)



 

2 comments:

  1. I went to Lantana (Charlotte Place) today and they serve a mean cuppa. Worth a try if you're around W1. :)

    Shenn

    p.s. Liking your blog!

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  2. Thanks Shenn! I will check it out on our off-days :D

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