Ironically I had to “take five” out of my busy schedule in order to re-visit the newest location of the Take Five Cafe in New Westminster’s Brewery District development. And I can say that I am glad I did.
On my first visit I had the medium sized Americano. As I said in my previous post,this is the gold standard coffee that I hold all coffee shops to.
Take Five uses Oughtred Coffee beans which are roasted locally, in Delta. I have to say, the medium size Americano had three shots of espresso and was absolute perfection (cost was just over $3 for the medium cup).
I really don’t know the technical language to describe the flavour of coffee but I will say that it was almost like a buttery feel on my tongue. Superb.
They also serve a variety of tea and sandwiches. I’m not a tea drinker but I have to say, if I was to judge these teas by their covers, they look good.
I have not yet had the opportunity to taste any of the food at Take Five Cafe, all the ore reason for me to make another visit.
Overall, the room is very chic looking. The long table in the room is made from recycled lumber and has a great heritage feel to it. It is a nice counterpoint to the otherwise very modern, very clean lines of the room.
With the west “wall” of the cafe being a large glass roll-up door I can just imagine sitting at a table in Take Five on a cool summer evening enjoying conversation and sipping a glass wine (they are or will be getting a license to serve wine and beer) before jumping back on the Skytrain and heading home.
Not only for another Americano, but also to try a sandwich, I suppose I will have to return to Take Five Cafe….the things I do for my readers.
In all honesty, it will be a pleasure to return to Take Five. And I will let you know how the sandwiches are after I do visit them again.
Disclosure; this review is based on my personal opinion. I did not receive any form of compensation from Take Five Cafe or anybody else for writing this review.