By William Kristoph
Let me be upfront. I love vanilla lattes. I especially love a Starbucks vanilla latte. Is it “the best” latte out there? I really have no idea. I’m not a coffee / espresso snob. I just know what I like. In this sense, Atomic Coffee’s version of the vanilla latte lacked. The espresso was fine, as was the steamed milk, but the vanilla flavor was weak at best. I was totally disappointed in it.
My wife loves frappuccinos. She brought back Atomic Coffee’s version of a girl scout cookie and let me try it. This time, Atomic totally nailed it. It was a liquid version of a thin mint cookie. It wasn’t overly sweet and was quite refreshing. Thanks to that experience, a few days later I tried the latte version of the girl scout cookie and was very impressed. Thanks to the latter two experiences I’m able to say I rated Atomic Coffee Downtown as “I Like It” on Urbanspoon. It’s worth your time if you are in the downtown Tallahassee area.