Today I was in one of those moods. I needed to be impressed by a great cafe with equally matched coffee and food. Well I was impressed.
When I was an inexperienced child of the world (bleh) I heard that Bridge Road had something to do with shopping and clothes. Now my knowledge has expanded slightly and I now know this area is home to several eyebrow-raising cafes.
When you walk in to Touchwood the clean and open colours and layout really appease the senses and calm you down (well it calmed me down). White walls, green hanging plants, wooden benches and tables, bricks, polished concrete - on a 30 degree day it is a lovely cool-down for the senses. Speaking of senses, they have 5 Senses coffee.
So sitting down at the bench facing the street I began my ‘date’ with Touchwood and she was quite impressive.
Single Origin. Indian.
Well she promised me orange and marmalade flavours and here is what she actually gave me. This drop of nectar (oh yes) was deep, dark, orange amber. She thick and rich caramels flowing throughout her body and the colour of her hair complemented her tones (the crema complemented the flavours and tones in the espresso). In English: It was delicious.
Coconut Cold Drip.
Hold. The. Phone.
Stop. The. Press.
You know when you meet someone, and you’re thinking “Man, this girl is amazing. I could easily see us going for more dates, laughing and stuff.” Then she shares something, you share something and you both think “Damn! I am definitely taking this one home to meet the parents.” Well ladies and gentlemen, I give you, Coconut Cold Drip. Basically - instead of water, they use coconut water.
Word cannot express how amazing this is.
Sipping this is like meeting the person you’re going to marry.
The rueben sandwich I had was amazing too, but the coconut cold drip….I can’t fault it. In fact I’m saying it’s the best cold drip I have had…ever.
Stop what you’re doing and come to Touchwood.
480 Bridge Road. Richmond.
Monday to Friday: 7am-4pm
Saturday to Sunday: 7:30am-4:30pm