You should know by now that I am obsessed with all things caffeine. I love coffee, and coffee shops, and I’m always on the look out for a new coffee spot to get my fix. Luckily for me, a few minutes work from my house a new coffee shop has opened, aiming to bring some New York cool to Bearwood. Why Not Coffee opened a short while ago, bringing a very different sort of cafe to the area.
Dave and I popped along for some pre-food-shopping fuelling, and grabbed lunch and some drinks. Inside, the cafe is all hipster cool, with wooden tables, funky light fittings and exposed brickwork. It was busy, which is great to see, but we managed to find a table near the back.
I was delighted to see that there a lots of power sockets, good, free Wifi, and plenty of small tables for solo visitors to set up shop with a laptop. Bearwood’s cafes, I find, tend to lean more towards the mum-with-pushchair crowd, which is fine, and obviously very needed, but when you’re not a Mum-with-a-pushchair and are in fact a freelancer, or a blogger looking for somewhere to escape the house for an hour and get a bit of work done, it can be slim pickings. Why Not looks like it will be a great spot for this though.
We both chose a Chai Latte (£2.50) which arrived promptly in pretty green cups. The regular size was the perfect amount, and I think, a really good price. The latte was creamy and delicious, with a good sprinkling of cinnamon across the top. The chai is soothing, and gently spiced, just how I like it.
I ordered the Avocado Salad (£4.90) which is a nice mix of leaves, avocado, mint, pistachios and sun-dried tomatoes, with a choice of hummus, tuna or goat’s cheese. I went for the goats cheese, and was very impressed the huge pile of salad that arrived. Too many places skimp on the pricier (but tastier) parts of a salad like this, but this packed full of avocado, cheese and sun-dried tomatoes. It was delicious, and very satisfying.
Dave went for a Pesto, Tomato and Mozzarella Sandwich (£3.90). Again, no skimping on the pesto, and the bread was crisp and very tasty. Why Not get their bread from the lovely Jam Vs Custard, so it’s sure to be excellent quality.
We were very pleased by our visit. The menu is small, but well executed, supported by good coffee, and friendly staff. The selection of cakes looked very tempting too, and we’ll be back for a sugar fix, for sure.
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