Posts Tagged ‘Caffe Macchiato’

Iced latte in Caffe Macchiato

July 10, 2017

Maybe third time lucky.

A couple of  weeks ago I had an iced latte in Caffe Macchiato.

The following week a variant on what I had the previous week.

This afternoon, a further variant

Two weeks ago, milk, ice cream, two shots espresso, ice, mixed in a blender, poured into a glass, add a straw.

Last week, as before, but no sugar. I was not aware before sugar had been added. The espresso at least ten minutes in  a freezer to chill.  Add to blender as before, but not the espresso. Pour into the glass, then add the espresso. This should achieve a marbled effect as the espresso is added. It did not, practice required. Then add straw.

This afternoon, ice in the glass, blend milk and ice cream in the blender, pour into glass, then add two shots of espresso, which has been chilled in freezer for at least ten minutes.

This was best to date. Improvement in taste and appearance. Practice required to perfect the marbled appearance.

 

Iced latte in Caffe Macchiato

July 3, 2017

Last week I had an iced latte in Caffe Macchiato.

Today a variant on what I had last week.

Last week, milk, ice cream, two shots espresso, ice, mixed in a blender, poured into a glass, add a straw.

Today, as before, but no sugar. I was not aware before sugar had been added. The espresso at least ten minutes in  a freezer to chill.  Add to blender as before, but not the espresso. Pour into the glass, then add the espresso. This should achieve a marbled effect as the espresso is added. It did not, practice required. Then add straw.

 

Cappuccino at Caffe Macchiato

July 20, 2015

Caffe Macchiato, the only place in Aldershot to get a half decent cappuccino.

Now there are no vehicles in the pedestrianised street, pleasant to sit outside Caffe Macchiato.

For the last six months, no vehicles. Only a dysfunctional council would let vehicles drive through a pedestrianised street.

For the last six months no vehicles due to works in the street. It has led to more people on the street. A pedestrianised street should mean just that, pedestrians only. The temporary ban on vehicles needs to be made permanent.

Caffe Macchiato is the only place in Aldershot to get a half decent cappuccino. It is also the only place worth eating.

On the other hand, anyone who insists on drinking disgusting coffee, there is always Costa at the bottom of the street.

Cappuccino at Caffe Macchiato

July 9, 2015
cappuccino

cappuccino

It used to be pleasant to sit outside Caffe Macchiato late afternoon and take a coffee. Or it would have been were it not for vehicles being permitted to drive through a pedestrianised street.

Then the coffee at Caffe Macchiato was sourced differently, it was disgusting, and they closed earlier, six rather than seven.

For the moment whilst work is being carried out traffic free. I decided as a pleasant late afternoon, the sun had been shining all day, to risk a cappuccino. I was told the coffee had improved.

It had. Caffe Macchiato has now regained its position as top coffee shop in Aldershot. Not that there is a lot of competition. Costa, you got to be joking. MangoBean, ok, but too many gimmicky coffees to be taken seriously. Himalayan coffee, vast room for improvement.

Broccoli and cheese soup at Caffe Macchiato

July 9, 2015
broccoli and cheese soup

broccoli and cheese soup

Too late to eat, and not feeling hungry, I asked for broccoli and cheese soup. It was excellent.

Summer soups

  • pea soup
  • tomato soup
  • watercress soup

Summer soups are light.

As it was a pleasant afternoon, I then sat outside with a cappuccino.

Lunch at Caffe Macchiato

July 8, 2015
Peroni

Peroni

Late lunch at Caffe Macchiato, pollo crema a funghi (breast of chicken cooked with porcini mushrooms, onions and cream sauce) with a side salad and a bottle of Peroni.

The main dish served with chips. New potatoes would have been superior to chips, or offered as a choice.

Excellent, but large portion size, a struggle to finish.

Free wifi, newspapers, pleasant atmosphere, with art on the walls by Amelia.

Occasionally open in the evening with live music (for which it is necessary to book).

Currently, the street outside is traffic free due to work in the street. It needs to be made permanent traffic free.

Caffe Macchiato used to be open until seven, but now closes at six. A pity not open until seven in the summer, as pleasant to sit outside in the summer (or at least it is when no smokers).

Aldershot is infamous for its tacky junk food outlets, Caffe Macchiato an unexpected gem of fine cuisine.

Lunch at Caffe Macchiato

June 22, 2015
menu pollo boscaiola

menu pollo boscaiola

Pollo buscaiola

Pollo buscaiola

side salad

side salad

Excellent lunch today at Caffe Macchiato.

Pollo buscaiola, breast of chicken cooked with wine, peppers, served with porcini mushrooms in a garlic and tomato sauce, chips and a side salad.

The side salad, similar to a Greek salad. It was topped with olives which I cannot stand. The waitress took away and removed the olives and brought the salad back, minus olives.

I would have preferred served with English or Jersey new potatoes rather than chips, nevertheless the chips were good.

Portion size generous. More than sufficient for two people. I was hungry, but was struggling to clean my plate.

Everything freshly cooked with fresh ingredients.

Caffe Macchiato is an Italian restaurant at the top end of Union Street. The only attractive building in the street.

Union Street was an attractive tree-lined street, pleasant to sit outside Caffe Macchiato on a warm afternoon. All the trees have been cut down and uprooted, leaving an unpleasant stark urban street.

For the last six months, traffic has been blocked from the pedestrianised street whilst work takes place. This needs to be made permanent, as the absence of traffic has much improved the street.

Aldershot is infamous for its disgusting fast food outlets that dominate the town centre, that and pound shops, gambling joints and boarded-up empty shops. Caffe Macchiato is a rarity being the only decent place to eat in Aldershot. Indeed it is even worth making a trip to Aldershot.

End of last year an idiot left a very nasty review on TripAdvisor claiming poor service, unpleasant staff, not freshly cooked or fresh ingredients. Nothing could be further from than the truth.  TripAdvisor needs to do more to eliminate fake reviews.

Free newspapers, wifi.

The walls are used as an art gallery. Worth a visit for the art.

Occasional live music in the evening.

Late lunch at Caffe Macchiato

March 30, 2015
spaghetti con polpette

spaghetti con polpette

Caffe Macchiato

Caffe Macchiato

Caffe Macchiato

Caffe Macchiato

Aldershot is infamous for its boarded-up shops, gambling joints, Pound shops, disgusting fast food outlets and tacky chain eateries.

To find somewhere worth eating, let alone worth making a trip to Aldershot for, is nothing short of a miracle.

Caffe Macchiato is one such place.

I had spaghetti con polpette, spaghetti with meatballs, onion and tomato sauce, It was excellent, generous portion size too, all freshly cooked from quality ingredients.

On a previous visit, pollo crema a fungi, breast of chicken cooked with wine, peppers, served with porcini mushrooms in a garlic and tomato sauce. That too was excellent.

I do not though recommend the coffee. They need to source better quality coffee from specialist coffee roasters, not source from a sister coffee bar, where they lack the expertise to roast coffee (though full marks for trying).

An idiot has posted a  very nasty review on TripAdvisor, claiming service without a smile, poor quality ingredients. This simply is not true.

Newspapers to read, Times, Independent, Daily Mail, art on the wall by Emilia, free wifi.

Since my last visit, a revamp, new chairs outside, different décor inside.

Occasional live music in the evening, with a set menu.

My only question: Why not No1 on TripAdvisor for places to eat in Aldershot?

Lunch at Caffe Macchiato

February 11, 2015
menu pollo boscaiola

menu pollo boscaiola

pollo boscaiola

pollo boscaiola

side salad

side salad


Excellent lunch at Caffe Macchiato.

Pollo buscaiola, breast of chicken cooked with wine, peppers, served with porcini mushrooms in a garlic and tomato sauce, chips and a side salad.

The side salad, very similar to a Greek salad, was served first, which was good, as I was hungry.

In the spring, it would be better to serve with English or Jersey new potatoes rather than chips.

Portion generous. More than sufficient for two people.

Everything freshly prepared from fresh ingredients.

Caffe Macchiato is an Italian restaurant at the top end of Union Street. The only attractive building in the street.

Union Street was an attractive tree-lined street, pleasant to sit outside Caffe Macchiato on a warm afternoon. All the trees have been cut down and uprooted, leaving an unpleasant stark urban street.

Caffe Macchiato is a rarity being the only decent place to eat in Aldershot. Indeed it is even worth making a trip to Aldershot.

End of last year an idiot had left a very nasty review on TripAdvisor claiming poor service, unpleasant staff, not freshly cooked or fresh ingredients. Ignore, as a pack of lies.

Occasional live music in the evening. The next live music is on St Valentine’s day, but it is already overbooked.

Late lunch at Caffe Macchiato

December 19, 2014

I was late, I decided to have pollo crema a fungi. Chicken breast with a mushroom sauce, chips and a side salad.

Pollo crema a fungi was excellent, highly recommended.

The chips were excellent too, though I would have preferred new potatoes or sauté potatoes, as they would have gone better with the dish.

The salad was very much like a Greek salad.

I added a Peroni.

It was Friday evening, Caffe Macchiato closes at six, but luckily there was a private dinner function that night. I stayed until half past seven.

An idiot has posted a fake review on TripAdvisor, claiming the staff are rude and miserable, the food is not good, not fresh, quality ingredients.

Nothing could be further from the truth, excellent freshly cooked food, fresh quality ingredients the staff always pleasant and helpful.

Newspapers to read, Times, Independent, Daily Mail, art on the wall by Emilia, free wifi.

Caffe Macchiato is the only decent place to eat in Aldershot.