Coffee Cube

On the speakers: Rock Me Baby by Johnny Winter

Price of a mint cappuccino: £2

Time on the clock: 16:24

3 things I see: People closing their eyes at the next table, an empty street, the Barista cleaning his counter.

3 things I hear: Birds fighting over a piece of Biscotti, one of the guests are getting a lot of texts, rustling in the leaves.

3 things I smell: Brownie mix, faint whiff of petrol, earth

3 things I feel: lucky, lucky, lucky

The predecessor to pop-up shops? Coffee Cube looks like someones roof fell down so they put up a supporting pole, and then, just for the hell of it, built a coffee shop around that pole. Yes, it’s as bizarrely placed as it sounds. I mean, just look at it.

I thought it really was a pop-up shop when I saw it, but it’s not. You get the feeling that you stepped onto a beach bar at Hawaii.

There’s a peace here, that is unmatched. The shop is down a side street that opens up to a big square. You can sit in silence, undisturbed by the busy town. And when you’re done you’ll stroll back into chaos, but it won’t bother you at all, because you had one of your best coffee cups ever and are on a never ending high.

I actually ordered a mint cappuchino. Mint is my absolute favourite flavour. The coffee comes smooth as a rose petal. It spreads softness around my mouth and slides like silk down my throat. It’s an experience. On days when I wish I had something to destress me, or when I let my thoughts drift, I still sit thinking about Coffee Cube. I want to return. I would move to Prague just to go there every day.

I am creating a new level to my rating, 6/6, reserved for the elite. The absolute transcendent experiences in the coffee world. I will bring Colonna & Small’s into this fold too, they really do deserve it.

Final verdict: 6/6 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

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