Noble Folk Ice Cream & Pie Bar

Overall Rating: 7.550

Address: 116 Matheson St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Healdsburg Ave. & Center St.
City, State ZIP: Healdsburg, CA 95448
Phone: 707.395.4426
Hours: Su-Sa 12pm-9pm
Type of Establishment: Bakery
Cafe Rating: 7.50
Barista: 7
Savvy: 8
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Coffee Rating: 7.60
Aroma: 7
Body: 8
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 8
Taster's Correction: 1.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Cup Manufacturer: Espresso Parts
Price: $2.25
Last Update: 10/25/2014
First Reviewed: 10/25/2014
Notes: Coffee Sales; Coffee Accessory Sales

This renowned pie bar (bakery) and ice cream shop opened in May 2014 to a lot of wine country accolades. They also give a significant nod to their coffee service. It's a simplistic storefront off of the historic Healdsburg Town Square. Everything is white-painted wood - or at least so it seems - giving it a turn-of-the-20th-century medical office feel. They have a few metal stools and chairs with window counter seating and a couple of café tables. There are pies, there is ice cream, there's merchandising on two wall shelves, and there's the coffee service. Using a two-group La Marzocco Linea, they pull shots of Stumptown with a modestly thin, even brown crema. It has a flavor of simple spices with a more balanced finish of some light pepper and chocolatey notes. Even so, it's a little bit of an underachiever for its pedigree and yet it works anyway. Their macchiato runs a bit creamy without a clear milk-to-espresso definition in the cup. Served in black Espresso Parts cups.