We happened upon this quaint little shop as we (me and the love of my life) were looking for a "pick me up" during one of our [many] shopping sprees!
Upon entry, we were greeted so warmly, even though it was plain to see that the shop, although almost complete, was still undergoing the final stages of refurbishment, which begged the question "are you open for business yet?".
They were due to open one week from the day (opening it's doors on Monday 5th November), but were offering free coffee AND cake!
The service was warm, welcoming, and friendly; I immediately felt comfortable, and had found a place which offered a complete package (I've found most coffee places to be good on certain aspects, but always lacking one thing or another e.g. uncomfortable furniture, cold or "fake-smile" service, unreasonably expensive, weak coffee etc. or a combination of all the aforementioned!).
Even though we declined the offer of the wonderful cakes on offer, the coffee's (one black americano, and one cappuccino) were absolutely perfect examples of taste, texture, and strength, and the prices, were they to charge us, were very competitive.
Now imagine sitting in a 19th Century setting, with tasteful Classical music playing in the background, on comfortable, elegant furniture, enjoying coffee, served by lovely, welcoming staff...nothing short of a superb experience!
The final surprise, adding to the overall "Barrocoa" experience, was the fact that they are also Chocolatiers! Imagine a setting like this where they make their own chocolate!
They will also have a children's area, where the children will be involved in baking! (I'm sure that's what I understood of the conversation!) Although children will be accommodated, welcomed, and encouraged, they will be in a separate area which means that those of us who want to relax with a cup of something warm and delicious, can do so without too much noise (again, this is what I have understood of the conversation).
I can only imagine this accommodating, and very well priced café, becoming very busy, very quickly, and most of the consumers becoming regulars.
I, for one, will be one of them!
Good Luck, and Best Wishes to them.
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