Tre Galli Gelato Caffe
By Gurneev Panesar, Contributor
After checking out the Tre Galli Gelato Caffe at 810 Quayside Drive by the New Westminster campus, I must say I am impressed with this coffee shop overall. They serve their drinks with a little shortbread biscuit, which again helps you experience the contrast in the coffee! The coffee is so smooth and refreshing throughout, and its consistency has got to be my favourite part of the experience. It’s a change from the usual commercial Starbucks or Tim Hortons; it’s authentic and classy.
This will definitely be my new café to hangout in. The ambience is surreal, and the view of the river and boats make it all the more heavenly. I highly recommend this spot for everyone.
Americano – $2.50
This has a crisp, clean finish to it. It’s so light, yet it delivers the promising Italian coffee taste. It doesn’t explode like “boom” in your mouth, but more gradually takes over your tastebuds. It’s subtle, if that’s what you’re looking for. I personally enjoyed compared to regular Americanos because the bean isn’t too strong. My favourite thing would have to be that it doesn’t leave an aftertaste that you would normally experience with certain blends.
White Chocolate Mocha – $3.75
When I had the first sip of this it felt like someone was pouring liquid silk into my mouth—now if that were possible, it would be an entirely different story! The mocha is light, creamy, and rich. I like to run a spoon through my coffee to look at the texture, and the White Chocolate Mocha is so well balanced between the ratio of coffee to milk and (not too much) foam!
Blueberry Vanilla Matcha Frappé – $4
It’s green, which struck me as odd; however, it tastes like a vanilla Italian gelato mixed with a blueberry parfait in a cup! I’ve never had anything like this before. Considering it’s not a coffee but a latte, it’s rather refreshing, especially first thing in the morning. If you’re looking for something different, I recommend this. It’ll definitely excite your sense of flavour.
Cappuccino Royale – $3.50
Wow! Definitely did not expect such umph in a cappuccino! The cinnamon and sugar just explode in your mouth; however, there is a bit too much sugar, which threw me off towards the end and sort of killed it for me.
Single Espresso – $2.25
The right way to drink an espresso is to have a glass of chilled water right before gulping it down. This gives the espresso a completely different taste because it cleanses your tongue palette. The Single Espresso went down perfectly and that’s all you’re getting out of me (I don’t want to spoil this one because I’d rather you experience it on your own).