Sometimes I am easily excited; other times I'm like "Oh...you just pulled a rabbit out of your hat, that's great, I have your ace of spades." Patricia got me excited the first time I went and she leaves me with that giddy feeling at the top of my stomach - in other words, I like her a lot.
Black coffee. White coffee. Filter coffee. I love it.
No ridiculous mocha-frappas or green tea infused creamy millk drinks. Just coffee, small sweets and various soft drinks.
Their coffee is brought to you by Seven Seeds, Market Lane, Proud Mary and Small Batch - you can't go wrong with any of them.
Other than the fantastic staff and the mise en scene there is another thing that I love about Patricia: mineral water. I'm all about palate cleansing and palate chasing, so you know how much I love it when mineral water is the first thing you get when you come to a cafe.
Standing only; no seats, no prams, no awkward sounds when someone moves their chair back to get up and it sounds like they're farting. Standing room only, with benches and large window sills that double as a neat place to put your book, glasses and cups. I like neat places.
Espresso. Candyman - Small batch. This was sweet and lovely, complete with a petite body. Not too tart, but there was something other than the sweet blossom to indicate that this little dame had another side to her. I'm thinking it was a single origin only because the flavours were not too confusing, then again it could have been a very clean and sweet blend.
Pour Over. Coko Rwanda - Small batch. Pour over is the friend that I didn't like to start with but over time I grew to appreciate their comments and company. This cup of love smelt like raisins and sultanas. It had the perfect oiliness which was complemented by its sweet and mellow tones.
Cascara (tea from the husk of the coffee cherry) The cherry husks had a fleshy body to them once immersed in the water. After around 3-5 minutes of infusion time I could smell and taste so much depth and juiciness that I felt like biting the tea.
There was a light cherry flavour, which almost had slight a slight tang of fermented fruit, though at the same time it also reminded me of preserved sweets. Overall, it was a very polite and delicate tea. No overbearing flavours, no dark stains on my teeth, just love.
Head up (or down) Little Bourke street towards Spencer Street. In between Queen street and William Street is a laneway by the name of Little William Street. That is where you will find Patricia, and that is where you will keep seeing Patricia, because just like me, you'll always go back.