The tantalising, deep aroma of good coffee should lead you by the nose from the street, through the hessian sack-bedecked outdoor area, right through to the counter. There, if you are smart, you will order yourself an iced coffee. You'll drift back out to the outside seating, your feet bouncing lightly on the astroturf, to settle yourself on a hessian-covered box and people-watch.
The iced coffee will arrive in a tall glass. You'll look at it dubiously, worried if an iced coffee could possibly provide you with the depth of experience that you'd get from a regular coffee. Then you'll take the first sip.
This, at least, is what I did. I wasn't sure about the iced coffee, but it was a hot day, and I'd just been on a long walk. I needed something cool. I also needed coffee.
That first sip assured me that this drink was no watered-down brew, as iced coffee usually is. The balance between coffee, milk, and ice cream was just right. I got the caffeine hit I needed, and was able to sip on a satisfying and refreshing drink for a good twenty minutes.
The quality of the ice cream is worth a mention. I've only recently discovered, partly thanks to Little Cove, just how much difference a high-quality ice cream can make to something like an iced coffee and affogato. The quality here was high, and it really made the drink complete.
It should go without saying that a place that was able to serve the perfect iced coffee is absolutely on the ball when it comes to other types of coffee, soy milk included.