>> Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Second Cup recently introduced their Café of the Future, a place where you can go relax and enjoy a cup of coffee that is different from what they normally serve. Here they offer a slow bar, where coffee is slowly brewed using the pour over method or the steampunk method (quite literally a science based on what type of coffee you’ve ordered and the first of its kind) opposed to their typical drip coffee. I found the flavour of the coffee to be smooth and more robust. The slow brewing really allowed the flavours of the coffee to come through. The taste of the beans was velvety without the acidic aftertaste. They also offer a milk bar, where you have a selection of milk and cream on tap so you don’t have to worry about it running out.
The surroundings have completely been renovated to create a calming, open space that really allows patrons to sit and relax while enjoying their specialty brewed coffee and treats. The menu of hot and cold foods has been revamped. I tried the Roast Beef Sandwich, which was flavourful and well balanced with lots of greens and gooey cheese. All of the food is made fresh daily and heated to ordered. To top it off I got to sample their smoothies, which is a nice alternative to coffee for those who are looking for something aside from caffeinated beverages. Second Cup also has upgraded their baked goods with a great selection of muffins and loaves which are also baked fresh daily.
Currently their Café of the Future is located in Braeside, which is the first of many more to come. If you’re intrigued by the different coffee offerings that they provide, they also offer coffee tastings. Be sure to ask the barista for more information. I can’t wait until they open one closer to home so I can enjoy their specialty brews because there really is nothing better than a perfectly brewed cup of coffee, caffeine and all.
Second Cup – Café of the Future - Braeside
1919 Southland Dr SW