Awaken Café – Oakland

I wish this place was closer! The latte was amazing. Perfect foaminess and milliners. Rich medium roast flavor. Awesome ambiance: lots of seating and great music. Paired with a vegan donut to die for.


Modern Coffee

Its been raining like crazy here in the Bay Area but it was worth the trek to the Tribune Tower- where Modern Coffee is located. I ordered a burnt cinnamon latte (burnt cinnamon is an extra $1). Perfect level of creamines. The flavor of the cinnamon is on the sweeter side. Maybe too sweet. It’s hard to say it tastes bad though. The aftertaste is subtle  and rich nonetheless. I love cinnamon though, so I’m ok with the sweetness. The presentation was on the upper-medium end.

I’m starting to get a feeling that ordering a latter lowers baristas level of respect for me. Little do they know I’m judging and blogging about their lattes! HEHEHE