As I mentioned in this post, my friend Natasha and I are on a quest to try the coolest coffee places in Breda. Today we visited “Barista Cafe”, and this post will include a quick review and many pictures. I mean, coffee will always look appetizing, won’t it?!
As we didn’t have as much to judge as I usually have with restaurant reviews, I decided to follow a different structure.
Both of us are crazy about coffee (I mean, who isn’t?!) and as we are hotel school students we know our stuff about restaurants and bars. For me this usually means I’ll be a bit more accepting if someone makes a mistake (hey, I’ve been there!) but if someone is really not hospitable I’ll sort of get offended because that person clearly doesn’t understand what ‘our business’ is all about.
First impression of Barista Cafe in Breda
We went to drink coffees on a Saturday afternoon. It was really busy in the city centre and there were a lot of people sitting on the terraces, too! The interior of Barista Cafe in Breda is really cool. It’s modern with copper touches and plants: nice and tight. Without the plants it would have been a bit too cold, but it was fine this way.
This might sound funny, but the copper tables were actually really cold! When I walked in the staff was too busy greeting me, which felt a bit awkward.
Woof, so many coffee choices! They had regular coffees like cappuccinos but also the more special ones life flat white (which is Australian) and coffees with different syrups and/or toppings. There was a possibility for iced coffees and smoothies, and they served many teas as well.
There were pies, breakfasts and different bites available but we didn’t focus on those.
It was very busy so it took some time for the servers to get to us. This was okay: there were so many choices to pick from we needed that time! Service was not particularly warm and welcoming: perhaps they were too stressed out or caught of guard because we spoke English instead of Dutch.
My first coffee was a flat white, which was what I used to drink during my placement in Australia. However, this was completely different! It was way too bitter and not really nice. As second coffee I ordered a “vanilla crunch” which had vanilla syrup and hazelnut crunch on top. I was way happier about this one: it wasn’t overly sweet like the flavoured coffees you normally get! They won some points back on this one.
Overall we had a good time. The barristers at Barista Cafe in Breda had the right skills and if it wasn’t so busy they probably could have offered a more personal service as well.
Another coffee bar tested! I hope you liked this review, and I’ll see you tomorrow 🙂