There is nothing that I love more (except for cheese) than an aromatic, creamy, smooth cafe latte. I've been a devout member of the Church of Starbucks for quite some time now, but have decided to change congregations as of last week. Big deal, I know.
Enter Parlour Coffee. Before I gush about their outstanding coffee, I have to comment on their customer service. The baristas are friendly, conversational and relaxed... not in a "Starbucks-y corporate culture" kind of way, but rather in a genuine, optimistic "brand new business venture" kind of way.
On Monday afternoon, my barista Andrew chatted briefly with me and my boyfriend about the new cafe. I was so impressed that Andrew asked what my name was and reached out a friendly hand for a shake. That, my friends, is great customer service and after years of working in the service industry, you learn to appreciate those sincere moments.
In addition to serving the best latte I've had in a very long time, Parlour compliments it's product with excellent service, and a minimalist, chic decor. You can't help but notice how cool the vibe is here.
Parlour's coffee is flown in fresh every week from Calgary and Vancouver, serving 49th Parallel Coffee, and Phil & Sebastian Coffee.
Parlour is located in the Exchange District at 468 Main Street in Winnipeg, Manitoba. You can also follow them on Twitter. Now, go grab a latte and tell them Monique sent you!