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Great coffee and some Humphrey Slocombe flavors [Bitter Sweet Cafe, Cupertino]

Tumkers Aug 3, 2011 06:37 PM

I tried an affogato at Bitter Sweet Cafe--- it went into (or near) the old Red Mango location in Cupertino. I had a choice between Vanilla and Secret Breakfast Humphrey Slocombe ice cream. They were out of decaf, so I cavalierly agreed to regular espresso. About 20 minutes later, I achieved a clarity of mind I've never experienced before. I may be awake for the next 48 hours, but it was worth it.

It is a beautiful cafe that looks like it was directly imported from San Francisco. The workers and even the customers looked more urbane. Hope it sticks around.


  1. t
    Tumkers Dec 12, 2011 04:36 PM

    Went to buy some coffee beans today for gifts. With a purchase of beans you get any drink free. Woo hoo. Had a most delicious mocha with some nice latte art on top.

    1. f
      FoodieGirl16 Aug 6, 2011 12:29 AM

      I just went here for the first time today. Not bad at all! In fact my latte was pretty delicious. A good competitor to some of the high-end coffee shops down here.

      I do wonder however if they will be able to maintain the quality of it all— it's a little bit of a one-stop-shop for me, the ice cream, lunch, coffee... I hope they don't end up like The Creamery in SoMa. Too many cooks in the kitchen, or should I say, too many ingredients...something is bound to suffer :(... but as long as It's not the coffee, it's all good!

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      1. re: FoodieGirl16
        scarmoza Aug 7, 2011 11:37 AM

        Stopped in last Thursday afternoon to check it out. During the hour we spent there, we were their only customers. They still have some minor kinks to work out with their service and hopefully Sightglass will stop them from selling beans with roast dates over two weeks old. My concern is more about them getting enough business in that location to sustain themselves. They've put a lot of money into all that equipment and interior design, now they need customers.

        1. re: scarmoza
          scarmoza Aug 9, 2011 10:15 AM

          Update: The owner of Bitter + Sweet contacted me to explain the matter regarding the whole beans for sale with the 2 week old roast date. Apparently, these were supposed to be on display only and it has since been corrected. She assured me that quality control is very important to her.

          I hope that others will visit Bitter + Sweet and try the coffee, ice-cream, and baked goods for themselves - soon!

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        mdg Aug 4, 2011 11:17 AM

        Thanks for the report! That's the first place I can think of down here that has Humphrey Slocombe ice cream.


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        1. re: mdg
          mdg Sep 25, 2011 03:39 PM

          We came here for dessert last night so I finally had some Humphrey Slocombe ice cream. I tried the Secret Breakfast and understand the raves that this has received, with its fine texture and deep flavors. It's good to see the quality is high at this reseller. I have not been impressed by Bi-Rite's ice cream at two places that have resold it in San Francisco. My wife enjoyed her decaf as well. A great addition to Cupertino dining!


          20560 Town Center Ln, Cupertino, CA 95014

        2. scarmoza Aug 4, 2011 08:51 AM

          sightglass coffee!

          Thanks, Tumkers!

          1. hhc Aug 4, 2011 05:42 AM

            thank you for sharing, I will try it one day.

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