If you’re like me, you loved Lola Coffee and were sad to see it close down in the Central area. If you’re like me, you were excited to see that it was opening up down the street again and even more excited that it was inside The Yard at Culinary Dropout.
On March 22nd and March 23rd, they had a soft opening one in the evening with cocktails and tapas, the other in the morning for pastries and coffee. I took the family and some friends to the Sunday morning opening where we enjoyed a variety of coffee drinks and breakfast items.
Walking up to Lola, it looks great and very modern. It’s open and light, which is what I like to have as an addition to my morning coffee. There weren’t many guests at Lola yet, as it was early but there were many workers and lots to try. We started off by ordering the Cafe Borgia, wow what a great combo of tangerine and chocolate and the Cafe Blanco, which was a smooth and light white chocolate espresso drink. I recommend both, I favor a strong coffee that goes down smooth and that’s exactly what we got. We also ordered some fresh orange juice, which was pressed on the spot.
For food we had the Luca Omelette and the breakfast burrito, both were full of flavor and cooked perfectly, seriously. We also tried the honey lavendar scone, I’m a huge fan of scones and prefer them to melt in your mouth, so yes, full of butter. We tried the cinnamon roll, you have to check them out and the croissant, which was crisp and flaky with a hint of something that made it extra special.
We enjoyed our meal here and the only downside to the experience was that the service was a little chaotic and confused. Honestly, this is to be expected for a soft opening, that’s why they have them and we know that when you go visit, you won’t have to worry about it. The food and the drinks were spot on, welcome back Lola, we missed you!