Yesterday I decided to spend my work break at a nearby coffee shop: Red Church Café + Gallery in downtown Hamilton. I am no stranger to this café, as I came across it a few months ago. At the time, I wanted something different from my regular Keurig brew or Timmies and went on the hunt for something better. I decided to go to the Starbucks in Gore Park but instead, I came across a sign that says this:
Art. Coffee. Prosecco. Beer.
Bingo. I found what I was looking for.
Red Church Café + Gallery is just that. Unique and modern. The café is vibrant, eclectic and inviting. Towards the back of the café is an art gallery which exhibits work from local artists. The seating outside reminds me of a Parisian café but with a twist.
Yesterday I picked up a cappuccino. I asked the barista for a double shot of espresso, but to my surprise, the barista told me that all of their cappuccinos are made with a double shot of espresso anyways. In my opinion, the cappuccino is made just right, with not too much milk and more in the European fashion. They serve a wide selection of coffees from Americanos to Chai Lattes and everything in between. In addition to their drink menu, they also have a lovely selection of baked good available as well as breakfast sandwiches and a lunch menu. The cafe also sells De Mello Palhetta coffee and has an extensive selection of French press machines available for purchase.
Overall, I had a great experience and I can’t wait to go back and try something from their lunch menu and sit outside. I would say that Red Church is the perfect escape from reality, at least for a brief moment in time. I can’t wait to go back and enjoy a cappuccino and sit outside, while I reminisce of Europe.