Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Sub Rosa Bakery

Subject: Sub Rosa Bakery
Location: Richmond, VA
WiFi?: yes
Rating: 6+ [see key]

While most bakeries supply coffee, relatively few do it well. Sure, I understand that coffee is not usually a bakery's bread and butter (*rimshot*), but a baker that makes a great cup of coffee (not to mention latte) will definitely extend his/her appeal.

A fine example of a bakery excelling at baking and barista-ing is a locally-focused establishment known as Sub Rosa Bakery. Found in Richmond's Church Hill neighborhood, they sell their wares in a cute corner shop blessed with beautiful, wide windows. Inside, the cafe is a mix of exposed brick, rich woods and calm colors, with plenty of room for their patrons. 

Regarding their coffee, they purvey nearby Lamplighter Coffee Roasters. That late morning, I went with an espresso of their Swiftwalker and a filtered brew of a Colombian single-origin served from a pump pot. The espresso, pulled short/medium with brown crema, smacked of lemongrass, chocolate, pecan, tomato, powdered sugar and a touch of basil, proving bright and tasty. The drip coffee also delivered a flavorful brew, with notes of honey, caramel apple, arugula, black cherry, malt and a bit of nutmeg in a medium body. 

Having a long drive ahead of me, I could only spend a little bit of time at the bakery but I enjoyed every second. If you seek a great loaf of bread or delicious coffee, check out Sub Rosa the next time you're in Richmond. 

These wonderful folks made this visit possible in part. Make sure to check them out!


Unknown said...

Love to hear about new exciting places that take pride in crafting a cup of joe, even if when it's not your typical coffee bar. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Your post is really mesmerizing. Most of the people like coffee. Same as, I also like coffee. Even I have got exceptional idea from here which I didn't know before.

Coffee Blog Kev said...

A bakery excelling in both baker-ing and barista-ing, sounds like heaven, especially since it's coffee from a local roastery!