I tried Makushi a couple of weeks ago.
Passing The Little Bicycle Coffee Shop, he suggested visit Makushi.
Good idea, I just had time to walk half way up Steep Hill and back.
Wonderful ambience inside.
From the outside, it does not look anything special, nor do you have the impression of how old.
Whitewashed walls, stonework projecting through, excellent use of off cuts of wood.
The wood off cuts also used for wonderful solid wooden tables.
Further in, another room, then beyond that an undercroft.
Upstairs leads to a terrace, though at the moment not open.
Excellent cappuccino, but …
When I had a cappuccino a couple of weeks ago, the cappuccino had an unpleasant taste, that left an unpleasant aftertaste.
Today, no unpleasant taste, but did have a strange taste.
Makushi roast beans and supply The Little Bicycle Coffee Shop.
Cappuccino from The Little Bicycle Coffee Shop lacks the strange taste, though their preparation of the coffee slightly different, also use a different machine, and one shot not two.
Something that needs further investigation.
Prices are a little on the high side, £2-80 for a cappuccino, £5 for a bowl of soup.
Makushi is located half way up Steep Hill. Below where once was the excellent Readers Rest, sadly no more. The two would have complimented each other.
The strange name? Apparently Makushi is the name of a tribe in the Amazon, who the owner, who I met and complimented for the work on the building, had spent time with learning survival skills, and with had his first experience of coffee.