Friday, May 11, 2012
If you feel like treating yourself to a swanky cup of coffee and some treats, look no further than Lamill Coffee, located in the new Four Seasons Hotel in Harbor East. Be warned though, one look at the dessert counter, and your plans of getting a quick cup of coffee will be gone.....
......because they make beignets.
I ordered a cup of coffee and my sister ordered a tea. After a LONG wait (I am assuming they made the beignets fresh to order, so I forgive them hahaha), they brought out our treats, but I was a little annoyed that my coffee was in a mug and hers was in a to-go container - how does that make any sense?
Anyway, the drinks were great, but the real star of the show were the beignets (3 for around $4.50 with your choice of a lemon curd sauce or Valrhona chocolate sauce). They were hot, covered in icing sugar and melted in my mouth like soft dough-y pillows dipped in an obscene amount of chocolate sauce.
We sat for a while in the coffee shop/bar area of Wit and Wisdom Tavern, and never felt any pressure to leave. It's such a beautiful space, and a great place to go with a friend, a good book, a laptop etc.
And yes, there were 3 beignets and yes, sharing was tough :)