Tag Archive 'scotts_valley_cafes'

Trip Report: Lulu Carpenter’s (Santa Cruz, CA)

Posted by TheShot on 13 Oct 2009 | Filed under: Café Society, Foreign Brew, Local Brew, Roasting

Don’t ask why it’s taken us years to formally review this place. We first got to know this location as the Espresso Royale Caffe dating back to the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. However, it was originally known as Lulu Carpenter’s saloon among the old-timers, and Manthri Srinath‘s café opening here (with the building’s earthquake retrofit) […]

Trip Report: Coffee Cat (Scotts Valley, CA)

Posted by TheShot on 03 Aug 2009 | Filed under: Beans, Foreign Brew, Quality Issues, Roasting

Holy crap. This is one of those rare finds where a small town and a strip mall can produce some outstanding coffee and espresso that competes with the best. Although we were aware of Coffee Cat’s elevated reputation among the Scotts Valley locals when passing through, at first we were guilty of dismissing it relative […]