Café Nicola

Overall Rating: 7.300

Address: Rua Ferreira Borges, 35
Cross Street(s): Av. de Almedina
City, Post Code, Country: Coimbra 3000-180, Portugal
Neighborhood: N/A
Phone: +351.239.822.061
Hours: M-Sa 7am-10pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe (Chain)
Cafe Rating:
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 8
Presentation: 8
Consistency: Consistent
Espresso Machine: Magister
Coffee Rating:
Aroma: 7
Body: 7
Brightness: 7
Crema: 8
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: -0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Café Nicola
Cup Manufacturer: Cup & Saucer
Price: 0,75€
Last Update: 10/14/2006
First Reviewed: 10/13/2006
Notes: Outdoor Seating


This is one of the best cafés in town - with popular table seating in front along the commercial Rua Ferreira Borges. Using a three-group Magister Kappa machine, they pull espresso shots with a rich brown crema of a decent thickness. With a fully textured froth, it persists as you sip. The body is slightly weaker than you'd expect, given all other indications. But it has a bold, dark flavor - more of cloves. Still, the Nicola Café stand-up cafés seem to oddly serve better espresso than you can find at their grander sit-down locations.