Saturday, May 14, 2011
So I finally visited coffee alley. I was with Yuki and Grace and we didn't have anything better. It turned out to be a very long wait. They said 40 minutes but it turned out to be 1.5 hours. Thats just ridiculous! The coffee better be mind-blowing. So after 1.5 hours of standing in the rain, we got seated in the back. First thing I noticed is that it's freezing cold in there. So from the start, not a very comfortable atmosphere. The seats and tables didn't help add to a comfortable environment either. So I ordered the tiramisu coffee. Horrible. It doesn't taste anything like tiramisu. It wasn't even sweet. It tasted like bitter tasting crappy Folgers in a can. The other half of the order was caramel waffles. They turned out to be very tasty, but the portions are pretty big. Even a large appetite american like me had a hard time finishing it. Perhaps I was off my game that day or it was just too much of one flavor. But, in conclusion, it definitely wasn't worth the wait. The price was ok, from $160-200 for waffle/ice cream combos. ~$130 for coffee drinks. If there happens to be a future venture, I'd share with a friend and get two different flavors and share. But I don't think I want to return for crappy coffee from a place with coffee in the name as well as a 1.5 hour wait. I don't know what all the fuss is about.