I believe in good coffee. I love its smell, which lingers around the sleepy mornings, its taste, which sweetens the afternoons, its atmosphere, which fills up even the busiest and most ordinary moments with intimacy and elegance. If I drink it at home it is familiar, if I take it on the road it has the excitement of an encounter. That is why I keep hunting good coffee places. In the new series of the kitchen section I write about the cafés I found in Brisbane, in Budapest or somewhere in the world…
I have to admit this was the first time I came across the concept of Roost and Room 60. A place, which during the day is a café, but in the evening turns into a bar. One sells coffee, tea and cakes, the other offers wine, beer and spirits. They are completely separate businesses; only the shared space connects them. It is pretty straightforward that the cost effectiveness inspired the idea, but I still like it that by doing so, they stand by the values of sustainability.
We find a welcoming terrace on the street but finally we choose to stay inside. The functional decoration — board games, books, comfortable furniture — create a cosy atmosphere, reminding me of the Budapest ruin pubs. According to H. I simply suffer from homesickness. But the bottom-line remains the same: I start connecting with this place. I love the little details: the colourful cups with the unique coffee spoons, and of course the coffee! Which comes in 4 different sized cups, in a dozen of variations and there is also a daily offer.
Although I am tempted to taste their hot chocolate (remember here it is winter!!!), but finally I stick to my usual cappuccino. That is why I am particularly glad that my coffee arrives with a good amount of beautiful dark chocolate shavings, and I do not mind it much either that the coffee is rather mild … maybe the barista read my mind … J