If you are looking for the perfect gift for the coffee lover in your life [who already has far more than enough mugs to justify another] then please take gifting advice from my secret pal. This holiday season I received macaroons, a gift card to a French bakery, and a stamp book for the Columbus Coffee Experience Trail. (Experience Columbus)
Inside the book is a listing of 19 coffee shops local to Columbus, Ohio.
Does my secret pal know me or what? Secret pal, if you are reading this [and I have a strong suspicion you are] please know that you are amazing and know me so well!
I’ve decided to document my journey through the Columbus Coffee Experience. When it comes to coffee, I like mine black with little to no milk. I am observing a dairy free diet so if I must add a splash of something my milk alternative of choice is almond. Since my drink preference is rather boring for most I’ve decided to rope my sister into this with me too–she’s an espresso and latte lover.
So as a our schedules allow in 2021, Mo and I will bring you our reviews of the Columbus Coffee Experience. Will we hit all 19? I’m not sure, but we will take you on the ride with us and we hope to find new local favorites along the journey.
Kitties Cakes in Bexley: Our First Review
In the heart of historic Bexley, Kitties Cakes occupies a modern building connected to an independent bookshop. If you were to ask me about an ideal date night activity pre-Covid my answer would be coffee and bookshop hopping–which means the location of Kitties Cakes was a solid 10/10 for me.
The interior was small, but a heated outdoor patio gave us space to remove our masks and enjoy our coffee slowly. England has taught me over the years that coffee is best enjoyed as a leasurely activity and not on-the-go. I have tried to add this British concept to my consumption habits, but Covid has made that pretty difficult. Mo and I enjoyed our coffees on the patio where we split a fruit scone and talked about our upcoming Christmas plans.
Me: Drip Coffee (Stumptown Coffee Roasters) with a splash of Almond Milk–9/10. I really appreciated that the barista allowed me to advise on the adding of the milk because some places can overdo it in my experience. I like enough to make the brew smooth, but I am not heavy handed when it comes to the addition of milk alternatives in my coffee.
Mo: Salted Maple Latte–9/10. Its flavors were subtle but tasted amazing. And it didnt have a chalky taste that some espresso drinks have.
Both: We shared a berry scone–6/10. It was very sweet and sticky. Very good, but served room temperature without cream or jam.
2424 E. Main Street
Bexley, Ohio 43209
Monday – Wednesday: 8am to 3pm
Thursday – Saturday: 8am to 7pm
Sunday: 8am to 6pm
The Ameri Brit Mom