In the midst of shopping decided to stop at Paterisse Valerie in Cribbs Causeway for a quick coffee. Actually we didn’t want a quick coffee, what we wanted to do was take a break from the crowds, sit down and have a coffee. We did consider going to Pret a Mange, but the queue was really long, and at least with Paterisse Valerie we could sit down and chat while we waited and while we waited for the coffee.
We ordered a few drinks, but I went with a flat white, whilst my eldest went with a latte.
For a French sounding place I feel I really should have had a cafe au lait, but the reality was that no such coffee was on the menu.
The flat white was strong and intense with the smoothness of the milk offering a nice contrast.
The place was busy, so service was slower than I might like, but we spent the time chatting, so it wasn’t an issue.