Cups & Cones

Overall Rating: 6.600

Address: 6525 Washington St.
Cross Street(s): Inside the V Marketplace (ex-Vintage 1870)
City, State ZIP: Yountville, CA 94599
Phone: 707.944.2113
Hours: Su-Sa 10am-5:30pm
Type of Establishment: Ice cream shop
Cafe Rating: 7.00
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 6.20
Aroma: 6
Body: 6
Brightness: 7
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: Java Jax
Cup Manufacturer: China Ceramic
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 02/13/2010
First Reviewed: 02/13/2010
Notes: None

This store has been here for eons dating back to the 1970s, if not earlier. Located inside the V Marketplace (formerly known as Vintage 1870), it's a bit of a retail amusement park between the charicatures painted on the walls, the unusual toys, and the candy and ice cream served here. In back is a two-group La Spaziale decorated with touristy magnets for sale. There's a single small table in the middle of the place with four chairs - that's it for seating. The shots they pull are of a modest size with a very thin layer of medium brown crema. It has a sharper coffee flavor of pepper spice and some tobacco. Served in a decorative Toulouse Lautrec "Ambassadeurs" cup from China. A sign out front says of their coffee, "Best in town or your money back." We could have easily asked for our money back.