Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Worse than Starbucks: Temptations Cafe

Americano Rating: 3/10

In my attempt to find a good cafe near my therapist and a Trader Joe's with alcohol (now including liquor!), I tried out Temptations Cafe (Boston: Brookline: Coolidge Corner).

They have Belly (check it out if you don't know what it is).


Maple Oatmeal Scone - $2.50 - The oats were nice and the maple glaze was tasty, but this is just a dry, crumbly sad cousin of a great scone.



Small americano - $2.25 - It's always a bad sign when there's no creamy head. This was really watery. I'm giving it a 3/10 americano rating, which means this was actually worse than Starbucks (my official 5/10 espresso/americano).


If you're just a tastebud-less yuppie who wants a syrupy latte and any number of generic cafe foodstuffs on the go, go ahead and make this your spot.

Though to be fair the Southwestern Turkey Panini - $7.95 - is pretty tasty, all that melted cheese and chipotle mayo oozing over tomatoes, turkey, and pepperocinis.


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