For the sake of variability, ideally I’d like to review cafes in different parts of town. Unfortunately, due to a busy work schedule, I often have to make do with the venue options that coincide with my assignment location; hence my recent return to George Street and a Sunday cuppa as part of extra-curricular weekend work… Which was not a problem considering my previous rather positive experience.
The cafe I visited this time was actually Dave‘s next-door neighbour; and although I had been dreaming of Dave‘s mocha for a while, Mojo would be my only choice that afternoon – simply because, unlike its competitors, it opened on a Sunday. It turned out I was quite lucky as they had decided on a 7-day business week only one or two weekends before then.
Another reason why I decided on that spot was that they had WiFi and I desperately (as ever) needed to be connected. Although I had only ordered one coffee, I stayed over an hour sorting out my workload – and still, when I was leaving, I got a nice smile and a “thank you darling” from the senior member of staff (which I gathered at my arrival when he was explaining something to the younger girl behind the bar). In that time quite a few people went through the place which suggested it was rather popular, both for drinks and food.
I stuck to my old ways and ordered myself a mocha before setting up my work station by a high table. The coffee arrived soon after and looked very promising and scrumptious with a smooth flat-white-like lid of milk, slightly bulged up on top, and a healthy dusting of chocolate. I couldn’t help myself, so I got stuck in – and paid for my impatience with a wee burn on the tongue – the coffee was simply too hot to enjoy straight away. However, that was it’s only major minus. It might not have been as sweet as Dublin Dave‘s (probably for the better), but it was still unmistakably a mocha; the texture and caffeine-kick were just right and, overall, it was very enjoyable – shame one had to pace herself drinking it.
This second visit to a George Street cafe has reinstated my hopes in Aberdeen’s coffee scene… and took some of the edge of having to work weekends.
Mocha: £2.40 (medium)
Verdict justification: Very good coffee, lovely staff and atmosphere. AND open on Sundays!