’s history dates back roughly 15 years, mostly under previous proprietors; current owner Spencer Boyles counts only three years at the helm. So if you haven’t been by the cool, cozy, mountain-town coffee café in a while, some newness likely awaits you. Boyles tells me he formerly ran a Latin food truck in Michigan, but opted for “simpler bar food from scratch” here compared to what prior owner and Montreal native Caroline Bilodeau was doing with fusion crepes and such. We’ll test that later, as we’re only in for coffee this day, made from Monument’s Serranos roastery.
Carl’s Blend informs our Old Fashioned Caramel Latte, ordered half-sweet, ideal for avoiding full cloy, but still rich with toffee notes and overall enjoyable (and having nothing to do with the cocktail). A decaf Nutella Latte (also $4.25/12-ounce) at full sweetness isn’t even too sugary, starting toasty and fading to an expected hazelnut nuttiness in the finish.