Established members on the Covered Market cafe scene, Colombia Coffee Roasters has branched out into Summertown, setting up in one of the front corner units of Prama House. As my visit coincided with the 30ºC-plus heatwave currently causing a meltdown in
Being a burner rather than a tanner, I decided to sit inside for my lunch. Although the cafe was relatively busy, thanks to the weather, I was served quickly, and easily found a seat. Colombia Coffee Roasters is primarily a hot-drink-and-cake establishment, but still offered plenty of savoury options for lunch, including three choices of quiche and bagels with a variety of different fillings. I went for a Stilton, walnut and spinach quiche, with a large and beautifully-presented jug of loose-leaf tea to go with it.
The quiche was excellent - while the pastry could have been flakier, the filling had a strong cheesy flavour, cut through with the spinach and complemented by the crunchiness of the walnuts. The portion size was generous without being overwhelming, the ideal size for lunch. The tea was refreshing, and the jug was large enough to get two-and-a-half cups out of, keeping me well-hydrated through my meal.
Colombia Coffee Roasters is set up with several long tables in the middle of the room and some bar-style seating along the windows, perhaps making it more suitable for students and people who like to work in cafes, rather than families and larger groups. However, although wooden and minimalist, the seating was comfortable, and I can imagine spending a more leisurely lunch hour there with a book or some writing. Colombia Coffee Roasters clearly take their food and drink seriously, and whether you just want a quick cuppa or a full breakfast from their well-appointed morning menu, you're bound to find something to your taste.