Last weekend I shared my experience at Elemental and mentioned that I also stopped in at Barrio Collective Coffee, a few doors up. I wasn’t satisfied by my brief check-in last week so decided to stop in for breakfast.
We sat down to look over the menu and I really wasn’t sure what I felt like. The menu is minimalist, so don’t go in expecting to get bacon and eggs, because it’s not going to happen!
I had remembered seeing a customer eating avocado on toast last week that looked really delicious. I found it on the menu – rye with avocado and togorashi seasoning ($9).
Mike wasn’t sure what he wanted so he made his way to the register for recommendations. As he was checking out the variety of sandwiches, I spotted what I thought was a home-made wagon wheel. I wanted it immediately. It turned out to be even better than a wagon wheel, it was a smore! And OMG, was it amazing!
Mike decided to go with a sandwich that was packed with ten different ingredients (I can’t remember how much it cost); from pickled cauliflower to olives and a bunch of different meats. It was so different but so very delicious. He ate the whole thing within a couple of minutes.
My avocado on toast was pretty yummy. I don’t know that I’ve ever had togorashi before, but my understanding is that it is like a chili powder but more peppery. Barrio really is a minimalist café but you know what, I really like it. Sometimes less is more.
The coffee was really good too and what I really liked more than anything is that for a small café, it wasn’t too busy; there is enough space between seats to be comfortable.
I really recommend Barrio, it’s a cool little spot, bringing something a little different.
Barrio is located at number 59 of the Ori building.