Redlands, California, USA
Augie’s Coffee House does not disappoint. The decor, style and atmosphere only speak comfort and peace. I had heard of Augie’s many times, but only recently decided to try it for a first and second time.
The first time I had ordered, it was late and there were plenty of seats available, though it wasn’t nearly empty. My first impression was a bit stereotypical. I expected a hipster’s paradise, but this coffee house doesn’t make you feel excluded at all.
The interior is very small, but I like quaint, cozy businesses like Augie’s.
For some reason, I was compelled to try their hot cocoa. I will never regret that decision. It has raised my standards for beverages.
That beverage was crafted ever so carefully. It tasted like I was drinking a delicious sweet dark chocolate bar. It was the perfect texture, taste and temperature from the moment it was received.
The second time I didn’t even have to pay (because they give everyone a free drink if you’re a first timer) so I decided to try the cocoa again. This time, there was a flower of whipped cream along the entire rim and center of the cup. Next time I go back, I’ll take a picture, then come back and edit this post so you can see it.
I was amazed and overwhelmed by the abundance of whipped cream and the artistic style of it as well. I don’t see how someone could ever dislike the hot cocoa.
Both visits were of consistent quality and there were different employees the second time. It was also during the early afternoon, so no seats were available as this is a “happening” spot for white people.
If you’re ever in Redlands, and you’re in the downtown area, or you’re at the Redlands Market Night (Thursday evenings) then don’t pass up Augie’s Coffee Shop.
Next time, I’ll tempt myself to try something new, but that hot chocolate is definitely worth returning to. I believe it was about tree fiddy.