Cafe de Leche was the first of the “Latino” coffee shops that I tried this weekend. How cool does it look from the outside?
I got there about an hour before closing time, and was pleased to see it was still going strong. Most of the tables were occupied by people on laptops taking a sip from their coffee cups. Always a good sign.
This place is totally rocking the indie Latino community coffee shop vibe, and is very minimal yet bright and relaxing. I wish I had gotten a picture of the orange bike hanging in the back!
The menu was pretty basic, yet authentically Mexican, as it was filled with words like “agave” and “horchata” which was nice. Although the Mexican in me knows that I should have ordered the Horchata with Espresso, I opted for an Organic Agave Mocha. High five for using agave!
Oh, and they also sell tea, in case coffee isn’t your thing.
I wish I knew his name, but the barista working totally went with the vibe of the place. Right down to the Nikes and the blue soccer shorts. Each drink was made to order, so there was quite a wait, but they have plenty of beautiful coffee table books filled with beautiful photographs from all around Mexico and Latin America.
Anyway, my drink wasn’t the best, but it was what I ordered. I did love what they are doing here. A nice, clean, Latino coffee shop that is for the community to enjoy. If I am in the area, then I will probably stop by and support the business. It seems like a nice place to hang out and do homework or meet up with friends. This place is very Latino, and very down to earth.
Cafe de Leche