Today my husband and I went to a delightfully modern coffee shop - Skybound Coffee and Dessert Lounge. With only two locations in San Diego county, they are a striking departure from the corner Starbucks with locally roasted organic coffee, beautifully decorated pastries, and (at our location in Vista) a full frozen dessert section. In the other location, they serve beer and wine in the evening.
Where was this coffee shop when I was in college? I'm not sure I would have ever left.
Keeping with the best of the coffee shop, my drink was a "lava" latte, or a lavender vanilla latte. The barista recommended to have it iced, which nicely highlighted the subtle lavender flavor that would have been lost in the froth of a hot drink. I'm not much of a sweet drink fan, so I would have preferred a little more lavender flavor and a little less sweetness. Overall, the concept was unique and definitely not something I had tried before.
The coffee flavor itself was rich and smooth, but was muted by the flavors in the latte. On my next trip, I am eager to try the coffee without additions to really enjoy the complexities of the flavor.
If you've visited San Diego, have you gotten coffee at Skybound? Comment below!
Lavender Vanilla "Lava" Latte
An array of ice cream and gelato
Modern and chic decor