Shakespeare, coffee house
Besides coffee and light fare, the house also doubles as a bookstore! What an interesting concept.
La Petite Provence (Sandy Blvd)
We tried a really unique bar the "Holy Wood" made from wild cacao from the Bolivian Amazon and infused with Palo Santo wood from Ecuador (where chocolate maker Sebastian is from).
Other bean to bar chocolate maker in Portland:
Woodblock Chocolate (site)
Pitch Dark Chocolate (site)
We tried 3 out of the 4 flavors,
-Spice Figg & Allspice,
-Marionberry Cacao & cacao nibs from Cloudforest,
-Maple & Smoked orange with cinnamon garnish
We passed on the Matcha Lavender.
The three of them were perfectly balanced and not over sweet.
Husband and wife owners Judson and Amanda, and their Chef Heather, are from recently shuttered Veritable Quandry, despite being their first night of operation, our experience was very smooth, the staff was friendly and caring, the food came out perfectly, and was delicious.
the Miso Glazed Carots, the Oxtail Croquettes, the Pork Rillettes, and the Grilled Levain for starters ;
the Seared Scallops, the Tasmanian Ocean Trout, the Bavette and the Family Style Cured Pork.