Beside the new Safeway selling tilapia poke, I finally got around to trying Philz Coffee to find out what all the blah-blah-blah is about.
$3 bucks for an individually brewed cup of coffee exactly how you like it. But how do you know what you like? I asked (much to my child's embarrassment), "What do I do?" The very well-trained human coffee-maker explained that there are dark, medium, light and decaf roasts and to pick the flavor that sounded best.
There are about 20 different flavors and I eliminated the ones that promoted themselves as earthy, smoky, charcoal and woody. I also learned that counter-intuitively, the darker roasts have the least amount of caffeine.
I chose the dark roast Jacob's Wonderbar which boasts "chocolate and nuts with no acid or bitterness" Am I dating or ordering coffee?!
My child, who is of legal and more importantly, parental-approved coffee-ordering age, had a dark roast Turkish, which is brewed with cardamon seeds and comes with a sprig of mint.
OK. This is a seriously, seriously good cup of coffee. The best $3 I've spent on coffee. Go to Philz Coffee.
I'm not sure.
It is nice to have fresh warm bread, which comes out at a steady cadence along with a enthusiastic holler of "ferrr-esh bread!" It is a pretty typical Asian-style bakery. Based on that alone, I prefer Kee Wah Bakery or Satura Cakes.
85 degrees C is so named not for the bakery, but because it is the optimal temperature at which to serve coffee. So I could be missing out on the strength of the place. Some very reliable food-friend sources have told me that the guava smoothies are quite good and they have an assortment or fancy Asian-style coffee and tea drinks.
What say you Ohana-ers?