Previously home to Baguette to Go, the place is predominantly set up for takeaway custom, but has room for around a dozen to sit in. The premises are quite neatly appointed.The welcome from the obliging counter staff begins from the moment you cross the threshold. While their menu is still developing, there were a couple of soup options and a good array of sandwich fillings on offer, so I was pleased with what I saw. I opted for leek and potato soup then followed with a bacon and brie panini.
The soup was delivered to me at the counter in a smart looking mug. I carried it over to one of their tables, where I was soon in receipt of the panini. The soup spoon could stand up on its own in the thickly hearty soup. It was very good stuff.The panini was similarly tasty. The brie, a lovely brie de meaux, was particularly fine and made for highly pleasurable eating.
I rounded things out with espresso from local roaster Mr Eion. I’m a great fan of this coffee, but it wasn’t shown to best advantage on this occasion. A wee bit of refresher training is required, but nothing that can’t be quickly fixed.
So overall, I was impressed with Latitude Coffee. They’re starting life from a really good base and I look forward to seeing how their offering develops over the coming months. I’d recommend you pay them a visit, next time you’re looking for tasty and reasonably priced lunchtime fare in the city centre.
Blythe scores Latitude Coffee
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 15/20
I ate: leek and potato soup; brie and bacon panini
I drank: water, espresso
I wore: linen
Total bill: £5.20