Review #5 - Cito Espresso
Architecturally, very dry, very Yaletown. Doesn't seem super inviting. It's very clean and pretty but the very antithesis of warm. No comfy chairs, no where to get comfortable with a book. They are across the street from 2 established cafe; Urban Fare and Starbucks so maybe they were going for something different. Extra points for selling giftware and quality home espresso units. Loses points for playing Norah Jones..... so typical!!
Wi-fi and Plugins
The trifecta; Yes, Strong and Open. Only 1 plugin in the front left corner booth.
Espresso Drinks and Coffee
I had an Americano again. This was my 4th time there and I've had an Americano every time. This was the 4th best Americano I've had there. About a C-, poor crema. Maybe it was because it was decaf (I need to do my reviews in the morning). Blended drinks and loose leaf teas on the menu. Bonus points for making their drip coffee in a french press and having their beans roasted by Cafe Vivace in Seattle, the inventors of latte art.
Had a piece of Lemon Flaxseed Cake (interesting flavor combo). Good selection of baked goods. Their Fench pastries looked really good and their loves were cut in generous slices. They also served bagels and a couple of sanwich options.
Didn't get any. Got my drink. Not too friendly. Looked busy even though there was only one other person in the store.
This is the best cafe in lower Davie. What it loses in warmth it makes up for in quality of product. It's a great place to stop in for a coffee but not a great place to linger.