When receiving my latte from The Roasterie on campus, I was very surprised, but pleased. He had decorated it with a little leaf on top and I had two thoughts: 1) This is a coffee shop on a college campus. Why would they take the time to do this? 2) I loved it! I expressed my thankfulness to the barista, letting him know that I thought it was too pretty to put a lid on it. As I drank it, I would lift the lid sometimes to see if the leaf was still there. 🙂 Usually when I get coffee, the lid is already on it and even if the barista did something cool, I would never know. The Roasterie has a great presentation and I love stopping there to get a tasty treat. It’s the little details that put spice in my day and make me thankful.
85 Degree Celsius Bakery is wonderful! The Taiwanese founder wanted to create an affordable bakery with quality ingredients. Of course the first store was in Taiwan and now there are locations all over California. It has a fun atmosphere where an employee yells, “baked goods” when refilling the shelves of delicious breads, pastries, etc. If not bringing out the baked goods, the other employees yell, “baked goods” back. I joined in and yelled as well! 🙂
I got to enjoy the cheese garlic bread, mango bread, raising bread, and the almond half moon –not all at the same time. 🙂 The almond half moon was the only thing that got it’s picture taken for this blog; the others were eaten too quickly and didn’t make the cut. Everything was so legit, soft, and perfectly sweetened. I also got to enjoy an iced latte. So goooood!
Grande Latte with two Splendas, please! For real.