Today we are down in Victoria Park searching for a coffee shop named Kaffeeklatsch.
“gossip over cups of coffee,” 1877, from German Kaffeeklatsch, from kaffee “coffee” (see coffee ) + klatsch “gossip” (see klatsch ).
We did eventually find it; it was located inside “The Old YWCA” building. This building was built in 1909. Once you walk inside the building, a sign meets you at the door telling you to follow the arrows on the floor and believe me you need these arrows to find the shop.
Once you find the little shop, and I do mean little. It is the cutest little coffee shop or should I say coffee closet, I have ever seen. The barista that works here has to step outside the shop to change her mind. The place where the barista works is in a space of no more than a 4’ x 4’ square area.
There is a common seating area just outside the shop, but this area is shared with the rest of the building that houses multiple offices and businesses.
Our barista told us that there was a little garden area outside where we could go and sit to enjoy our beverages. After just about falling down the very narrow stairs, but hey but I never spilled my cappuccino. We made our way outside. There were some benches, a picnic table, composting bins, and some artwork painted on the backs of the benches. The private garden area was great just to sit there and not hear the hussle and bussle of the downtown core.
Today we ordered a cappuccino and a sage tea. The sage tea was interesting because it smelled like turkey stuffing and it was very fragrant. My wife said it was a very good tea. I ordered the cappuccino, and I thought it was funny when the barista got excited because she got to steam some milk for my drink. Our barista was very friendly, helpful and was a bit clumsy. She was excellent to deal with and she did make our experience memorable. After I paid she gave me their version of a loyalty program card, buy 10 drinks, get one free.
There wasn’t much in the way of food, as I only seen a couple of big cookies behind the barista. They did have some whole bean coffee and some coffee supplies for sale.
Overall, pretty cool little place to visit. It might not be for everyone, but you should check it out at least once.