Everyone raves about this place.
I’ve spent a few nights in here before, guzzling down the wine and watching the nights flit away. True enough, it is a nice place to sit and for some reason the conversation you find yourself having in this place are a bit weird, obscure discussions on the pro’s art and just how talented was Mark Rothko… etc.
Dock Street Market is famous for it’s teapot cocktails, trendy hipsters (or the few that are in Leeds) sit and sip rum delights from the china cups. Today however is quiet, it’s 2pm, i’ve just passed Howard Marks in the street and enjoyed a brief chat about our Dance Awards rendezvous in 2010 and am now settling down for a cappuccino. Hmmm, maybe i should have invited Howard…
I ordered a cappuccino and am told by the barista what kind of beans they use. Good start. La Bottega Milanese - it’s served promptly, brought to my table, money exchanged and change brought back to me, boy! what service. I feel the need to tip.
The cappuccino was not as good as expected, it was weak, and served in a tiny cup which was borderline espresso. But i ordered a cappuccino. It really was awful, then just as i was thinking it would be tolerable, a passer-by knocked it over and and it soaked the table. I was saved form bad coffee.
Different note, the design of Dock Street Market and the art work which adorns the the walls are amazing. It’s a feast on the eye, you’re left stunned and inspired by the artwork around, but it the coffee left not just a sour taste in my mouth, but a large stain and mess on my jeans and the table.
Maybe it’s best i visit on a different occasion.
Two and a half Beans!!!