Posts Tagged ‘Fossgate’

Cappuccino at Kiosk

August 30, 2019

Stop off at Kiosk in Fossgate. Excellent coffee as always.

Guest coffee from Dark Woods, single origin for pour over. Not known what they were using for my espresso, but not Dark Woods.

The girl working there has much improved from last year.

A guy sits and has a chat with me outside about coffee.

Spring Espresso destroyed

August 30, 2019

Look in Spring Espresso Lendal. I was looking forward to a coffee and a chat with the owner.

Something very very wrong, scruffy guys working there and on the shelves Small Batch. The owner would never stock Small Batch. I ask where he is. Person I am talking to barely understands, maybe Turkish.

I head to their other coffee shop, Spring Espress Fossgate. I suspect Spring Espresso had been sold. They confirm my worse fears, has been sold, sold to Coffee Smith, Vulture Capitalists buying up and destroying quality coffee shops.

Very depressing, two excellent coffee shops destroyed, all that more depressing that featured in Coffee Shop North.

But why, why buy and destroy two excellent coffee shops when there are mediocre coffee shops in York?

Spring Espresso Fossgate

September 14, 2018

I had tried to find Spring Espresso Fossgate in the past, but not successful, it does help to have a map.

Fossgate is a little foodie mecca, three coffee shops cheek by jowl, The Fossgate Social opposite Kiosk, Spring Espresso nearby, next to Kiosk, what looked like an amazing food shop but no time to look in.

I ask of cold brew. Yes, they bring a bottle out of the fridge serve with ice. No time, I ask for a takeaway cup.

— to be continued —-

Kiosk

September 14, 2018

Kiosk a lovely little coffee shop in Fossgate I was recommended to try.

Fossgate is a little foodie mecca, three coffee shops cheek by jowl, The Fossgate Social opposite Kiosk, Spring Espresso nearby, next to Kiosk, what looked like an amazing food shop but no time to look in.

Kiosk did serve Maude and Dark Woods, both excellent coffee roasteries. That in itself sufficient recommendation. Now Assembly.

I order a cappuccino. Excellent.

It is very rare to have the perfect cappuccino, smooth, this was one of those very rare occasions. Assembly house espresso may also have played its part, as described as creamy.

On the walls art, on the shelves several magazines for sale. I recommend Standart and Drift.

Food is served, ask, and something will be knocked up.

Outside, three Chinese girls, excellent coffee, they take me at my word, and walk in.

From the questions one is asking of single origin, that she orders a V60, tells me, here is someone who knows her coffee.

We get into conversation, I learn she used to work for La Marzocco in China. She ask me for recommendations, I suggest several coffee shops, not only York, but also Old Town Hull, Lincoln and Nottingham. And further afield in Brighton and Winchester.