Whack Ass Coffee
Whack Ass Coffee serves coffee, gelato, baked goods and breakfast sandwiches out of a convenient location.
It's right at a bus stop, and under a residential building, meaning tenants can actually enter through the building without even going outside.
Three stools are the only seating in the space, which is slightly below street level and decked out in black-and-white check and sky blue. Oh, and don't forget images of Dudley, a cartoon donkey who serves as the cafe's mascot.
All espresso-based beverages are made with Barocco's reliable Centrale roast, and can be made with one or two shots.
Flavoured lattes starting at $5 in mocha, vanilla, caramel and cinnamon varieties are made with 1883 syrups specially selected to interact well with Barocco coffee.
A mocha latte is especially chocolatey and underscores the toasty notes of the coffee well.
Every espresso-based drink comes with a free biscotti in rotating flavours—today's is an almond citrus variety with sliced almonds inside.
$3 muffins, scones, croissants and squares provided by Circles and Squares are delivered fresh every day.
Crispy, flaky almond croissants are stuffed and topped with sugary almond paste.
Muffin varieties include vegan banana walnut and blueberry.
Circles and Squares also provides breakfast sandwiches ($6.50) in bacon cheddar, veggie and Italian sausage with provolone.
Perhaps due to heating, the top and underside of my sandwich ended up being a bit uneven in terms of crispiness, but the egg was fluffy, the bacon was the perfect texture and the cheddar was nice and melty.
Gelato made locally by Punto starts at $4.50, and is available in six flavours—and there could be more on the way.
You can split an order into multiple flavours, for example, a juicy strawberry and nutty nocciola (hazelnut).
An affogato comes in one huge $6.25 size.
We get ours with caffe gelato, which kind of blends with the flavour of the espresso poured over it, and chocolate gelato which adds a rich undertone.
There's a possibility to blow out a back wall here to create space for more seating, and a bench outside in the summer creates a place to wait for the bus that's actually pleasant. Also, a loyalty program means every seventh coffee is free.