Wild Goose Bakery Cafe

Overall Rating: 6.000

Address: 18 E. Carmel Valley Rd.
Cross Street(s): In the Carmel Valley Village
City, State ZIP: Carmel Valley, CA 93924
Phone: 831.659.5052
Hours: Su-Sa 6:30am-6pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 6.00
Barista: 6
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 5
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Coffee Rating: 6.00
Aroma: 6
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: Tazzina Espresso
Cup Manufacturer: IPA
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 01/12/2008
First Reviewed: 01/12/2008
Notes: Coffee Sales; Coffee Accessory Sales; Outdoor Seating

This roadside coffee house has a couple of table outdoors along the porch area. Inside, they have old wooden tables in what looks like a low ceiling shack - with some window counter seating. They sell espresso drinks, morning pastries, and sandwiches. And if you head to the restroom in back, you'll pass by ovens baking the day's pies. The staff here can be slow in more ways than you'd expect. They're supplied by Santa Cruz's Pacific Espresso, so they naturally sell copper bags of Tazzina coffee. Using Pacific's two-group La Marzocco Linea, they pull relatively large shots with a pale-to-medium brown crema with minimal striping in a dingy IPA cup with no saucer. It's served lukewarm and with a mellow and muted flavor of mild spices and tobacco. But it's mellow without being watery.