- Griffin Swartzelll
- The green chile on the daily panini cuts rich fat in a tried-and-true combo, and the bread tastes great, too.
Rosco’s Coffee House
432 W. Bijou St., 238-1947, roscoscoffeehouse.com
In January, this 4-year-old coffee spot changed ownership, as manager Annette Moon took over as sole owner, enacting a rebranding and rejiggering of the spot’s offerings. Moon has been head barista at Rosco’s since before it opened, so we don’t see any major change in the quality of the offerings.
We try an on-special Strawberry Truffle, a latte with strawberry flavoring and dark chocolate that, like all of the spot’s espresso drinks, uses Hold Fast Coffee Roasters’ City Slicker blend. Coffee plays a supporting role for a chocolate-strawberry delight. It’s not too sweet, which we’d expect from the name. Rather, it drinks rich, fruity and delicious.
We enjoy it with a daily panini, which, when we stop by, features ham, white cheddar and green chiles on a whole grain bread that’s packed with seeds. The green chile cuts rich fat in a tried-and-true combo, and the bread tastes great, too.
When we speak with Moon, she discusses overhauling the spot’s breakfast offerings, and if that panini and the tempting breakfast burritos we note for later tasting are any indication of where she’s taking things, Rosco’s has a bright future.