Mishka’s Café

June 15, 2012


I flew solo for Restaurant #2 and stopped by Mishka’s Café for a late afternoon pick-me-up. Upon entering the store, I realized I wasn’t the only one: people occupied every seat in the house—talking, typing, laughing, reading. At the counter, the friendly baristas took my order, made change, and served my drink and snack all in a matter of seconds.  



Now for the big DISCLAIMER


I have never tried coffee before. I always pawned off any coffee-flavored lollipops, jellybeans, or chocolate to my dad, who could single-handedly keep Peet’s in business. So take my comments with a grain of salt (or a cube of sugar, if that’s how you prefer your drink…).


After each sip of my ice decaf coffee, a roasted and slightly bitter taste lingered on my tongue. Not burned, only bitter. It caught me off-guard—coffee smells so different than it tastes!—so I switched to the lemon poppy seed muffin.





I love to bake. Love love love. If it has flour, I’ve probably tried to make it. So I feel a bit more comfortable voicing my opinion on baked treats…


Despite its small size, the muffin packed lots of lemon flavor. It had a good crumb, soft interior, and slightly crunchy top. Delicious to try, but not quite worth the price when I have a lemon tree in my backyard and poppy seeds in my pantry!


Mishka’s Café is a good place to go to catch up with friends. It has a pleasant atmosphere, not quite enough seating, and a friendly staff serving their tasty treats. I probably won’t go back, but that’s nothing against the store. I’m just going to continue sending any and all coffee-related things to Dad!



website: click here

Davis wiki: click here

hours: Mon-Fri 7a-11p; Sat-Sun 8a-11p


ordered: small iced decaf coffee, lemon poppy seed muffin

menu comments: sell all of the standard coffee shop drinks (coffee, tea, cappuccinos, mochas, lattes, etc.)

variety of baked treats (cookies, muffins, scones, bars, bagels, quick breads, baklava, biscotti)

bar chocolate by the cashier

etc: lots of people inside; hard to find a table

outdoor seating—nice on a summer evening

bring bash! charge a little more if use a card

not many pastries left late in the day



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