Matteo Coffea

Overall Rating: 6.250

Address: 2 Church St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn St. Mark's & Museum Rds.
City, State ZIP: Bangaluru, 560001
Neighborhood: Shanthala Nagar
Phone: +91.80.43336000
Hours: M-Su 10am-10:30pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar
Cafe Rating: 7.00
Barista: 5
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 9
Presentation: 8
Consistency: Consistent
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Coffee Rating: 5.50
Aroma: 6
Body: 5
Brightness: 5
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: -0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Matteo Coffea
Cup Manufacturer: Other Ceramic
Price: $1.15
Last Update: 11/28/2012
First Reviewed: 01/07/2012
Notes: Coffee Sales; Coffee Accessory Sales; Outdoor Seating

This café opened in Dec '09 and is a complete scene for the Desi locals. It's modern, Western-styled coffeehouse for the youthful set without the Western branding overload. On a Saturday night, it can be packed with activity like something out of a Bollywood movie. It's heavy on the red and black color scheme, with black leather chairs, red upholstered chairs, and loud Indian hipster music playing. The staff are dressed down to a red-and-white striped, kerchiefed sailor look and the walls are covered in odd coffee trivia. The owners proclaim a focus on public coffee education, but what you mostly get are quips for coffee mugs. Out front, there's packed patio seating under black parasols. Although coffee is their primary thing, their menu gets distracted into desserts, salads, eggs, burgers, and pasta. An impressive red, three-group La Marzocco FB/70 suggests the place is serious about their espresso. However the actual product is quite a let down: thin, anemic, pale crema served on a light-bodied shot of simple spices. Ultimately, this really is a pretty standard chain espresso in the West. Tepid is the word. Milk-frothing comes generally irregular and in large volumes. Rs 65.