By Gurneev Panesar, Contributor
I love the interior design at Quantum Café and Bistro because it’s modern and chic. It’s a small place, but it’s cuddly in its own way. The staff is friendly, the service is super, and they get a lot of customers. The coffee beans are from Brazil, and they’re roasted in Chicago. This bistro is spectacular. I honestly felt like I was sitting downtown on Robson Street, simply because of the quality. This is also a fairly new spot!
Café Latte – $2.95
Yum, the Café Latte felt like heaven! I love this because it’s so rich and creamy. You get the rich taste of the coffee bean without it being too overpowering. It’s super light and refreshing—definitely makes you go “ahh” on a chilly day. I felt like I was dipping my spoon into liquid chocolate because it has a shiny glaze to it.
Café Mocha – $3.40
Oh my bloody god, it felt like Willy Wonka took over my mouth! I wanted to dive into this cup. The Café Mocha is unbelievably yummy, and it tastes like a chocolate mousse with tiramisu. It has the perfect ratio of chocolate and coffee, yet the coffee still manages to pop out—like, “Hello there!” This is definitely my favourite drink at Quantum.
London Fog – $3.65
This is an Earl Grey tea with a vanilla shot. This may look really inviting, but it tastes like medicine. It’s supposed to be vanilla flavoured, but has the flavour of something my doctor prescribed to me when I was about seven-years-old. The texture is great—there’s no froth, which is always good—and it’s nice and light. The London Fog just didn’t hit home for me.
Espresso – $1.99
This is neither too overpowering, nor is it light, and you can definitely feel the bean sizzle on your tongue. The Espresso’s consistency is great, and it doesn’t leave an aftertaste even though it delivers the distinct taste of the bean
Canadiano Misto – $3.10
Lovely! Light, crisp, and clean—exactly what you want! The Canadiano Misto is roasted to perfection! The blend is amazing, with just the right amount of strength. The texture is perfect. It’s just beautiful.
Hot Chocolate – $3.45
Christmas came early! This tastes like melted marshmallows and Belgian chocolate, and it tastes so original. Super rich without being too sugary, which is a plus. The size of the mug is huge, and I didn’t think I’d be able to finish it all! I’ve found a new favourite hot chocolate, and it’s worth the money!
Quantum Café and Bistro is a great place to visit! I will definitely be back here for more—perhaps for the food next time. This has value for money, which is key for everything!