Sidney, BC. A beautiful little town by the ocean. It makes for a stunning background upon which to drink your coffee. Recently, I took a jaunt up there to check out Quince Cafe. Quince has been around for about five years now and they are located just a short stroll from the beach. Thanks to COVID, at the time of my visit, I was unable to sit inside, so my judgement of atmosphere is based solely on observation. It was a rather small space inside, but it seemed like it would be quite cozy, especially on an early morning in fall or winter. They do however have a sprawling patio which was perfect for summer. Before I dive into the coffee review, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention their excellent coconut raspberry coffee cake that I enjoyed during my visit. Highly recommended!
So, I ordered a latte while I was there. Overall, it was quite delightful. The milk had a decent texture and was steamed well. The espresso was pleasant (they use 49th Parallel beans). It had a strong chocolate hit upfront. This gave way to a more fruity back-end that I liken to either cherry or a mixed berry. Regardless, it was very smooth and played well with the creaminess of the milk. I did quite enjoy my visit to Quince and I will definitely be back (especially to try some of their other delicious looking pastries). Thanks Quince for the good time!