Woohoo! More coffee shops! Method Caffeination and Fare is a little off the beaten path on Ross Ave, but I think that’s what makes this place pretty cool. The venue is tiny, but cozy with an adorable outdoor patio and bar area for anyone who wants to grab a latte and chat. The front area is set up almost like a living room and there are smaller tables lined up against a wall. Since the tables are bolted to the floor, I can see it getting a little crowded if the place ever got busy.
Instead of ordering my usual latte, I tried their Lavender Latte. I’m not a fan of over sugary coffee drinks. I’m more of a cream person and I liked my latte. Lavender springs are steeps in hot water and then sugar is added to create a simple syrup. The syrup is then added to the latte and is supposed to have a floral accent to it. I don’t think I caught the lavender tones, but liked my drink enough anyway. It wasn’t overly sweet and was pretty mellow.
I can’t comment on any of the other drinks yet because I haven’t had a chance to try them, but I’d recommend checking it out. They also offer some edibles (menu) in case you’re hungry too. Sorry, I couldn’t find their actual coffee menu but they have the standard stuff. You know…like coffee.
As far as service goes, I think the staff seems a little uncoordinated. I did notice some people bringing back drinks they wanted more adjustment to. I suppose being new, the baristas are still training for consistency. Overall, everyone is pretty nice. Parking isn’t fantastic, but you can parallel park on the street out front.
If there is any consolation for the strange location, it would be that curious South American restaurant next door called Joyce and Gigi’s. I’ll be back soon. Very soon.