Coffee of the week: Patisserie Valerie
16th April 2018
Start your Monday right with our pick of the best local cuppas around
We went to...
Patisserie Valerie on Monson Road in Tunbridge Wells - right in the heart of the town centre, and famed for their huge slices of gateaux.
There were two of us on this caffeine mission, and one of us chose a regular black Americano, while the other had a double Macchiato.
A takeaway cup (pretty as these are) kind of ruins the finish of the drink, so a black Americano looked like...black coffee. But the Macchiato fared better with a lovely foam top, which due to the miniature cup didn't disappear to the bottom.
The coffee was strong stuff, which is just what we needed. It had a slight fruity acidity to the flavour, not dissimilar to a rich dark chocolate.
At £2.10 for a strong Macchiato and £2.30 for a regular Americano, this is definitely a cost-effective way to get an afternoon pick-me-up.
And no, we didn't buy any cake, but we really regret it now.