I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve had the chance to review a cafe and I am SO excited to get back into it. For this review, I decided to check out the recently opened Black Radish cafe. First things first, a little background information. Beginning in Langley, Black Radish has made a name for themselves with their professional (and delicious) catering services. Now, you may be asking, ‘Matt, why are you reviewing a catering company on a coffee blog?’. I’ll admit, this is a fair question. Well, long story short, Black Radish has recently expanded to Abbotsford and in their new space, they have carved out a section for a cafe. A small, but cozy space that works well. One that is inviting as well as sleek and modern. It was definitely worth checking out.
Now, onto the coffee review. I ordered a flat while, a handy measuring stick that highlights the espresso. All around, this was a very solid flat white. It was creamy and decadent, two hallmarks of a well done beverage. It had a really good foam/milk ratio, not too frothy, but not too heavy. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the espresso coming in (Black Radish uses Caffe Umbria Roasters), but it was very nice. Bold chocolate notes really added to the richness of the overall drink, and a certain nuttiness that came through added an extra element which I appreciated. Additionally, this was also the first flat white I had consumed in literally months, so it was doubly delicious! Thanks Black Radish- you make a solid addition to the local coffee scene.