Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Grab a countess and head to Condesa

Posted By on Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 12:45 PM


I'm writing this at a terrific new cafe and espresso bar, Condesa, at the corner of Boulevard and John Wesley Dobbs Street in the Old Fourth Ward.. It's been open a week and this is my third visit.

Condesa, which is Spanish for "countess," is named after an artsy neighborhood in Mexico City. It features renowned Intelligentsia coffee and a menu of a few Spanish-style sandwiches, bocatas. The standout is one made with serrano ham and manchego — a huge bargain at $6.

Today, I sampled a good quiche, made in-house, like all the pastries. I'm also eating a slice of banana nut bread with my latte. A few days ago, I tried the shop's espresso macchiato, my favorite coffee drink. The barista, Taylor Bone, and I had a mild disagreement about how to make one. He uses a good bit of milk in the drink, whereas I'm used to just a dollop of foam on the surface of the espresso. In fact, the macchiato here is more like a cortado. But Taylor said he can make the drink to order.

The new shop is almost all windows, has free wifi (obviously) and will be serving beer and wine next month.

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