The Place sells single origin coffee and premium tea made using a variety of high end methods in their cafe on lower Church Street. A few beverages even combine java and fauna.
Seating is limited with very few small tables, but that doesn't present much of an issue to the primarily grab and go business.
Your lavender mint latte ($4.75) won’t look as beautiful if you pop a to go top on it, though. Dried lavender topping the foam creates a rare aromatic experience before you take a sip, though the fragrance overpowers almost any other flavour, including mint. Also, be careful not to get too many gritty petals in your mouth when you sip.
The signature Volcarose latte is a similar invention, slightly more delicate with the rose scent and flimsier shredded rose petals.
Peach green iced tea ($3) has a pleasant fruity taste. They use Harney & Sons premium teas for hot and iced drinks.
They use Matcha Uji to make their matcha lattes ($5), available hot or iced, and even with soy milk. This last option actually pleasantly sweetens up the drink a bit since they use vanilla soy.
Simple snacks like ham and cheese croissant sandwiches ($4.50) are basic but satisfying.
The Syphon (available for purchase for $149) is one of The Place’s more unique coffee-making methods. For an extra buck, we get a small cup of organic Ethiopian Yirgacheffe ($4). The grounds go into a container on top of a small pot of water, boiled with a burner.
Water boils up into the container on top and is stirred with the grounds, then drips back down slowly through a filter.
Ice drip coffee ($4.50) takes much longer, basically another method of producing cold brew, ice water dripping down very slowly through a tall Dr.-Seuss-like contraption.
The Place replaced a Menchies frozen yogurt shop, so if you notice anything odd about recessed displays in the back showcasing floral arrangements and coffeeware, it's just because that's where the ice cream machines used to be.