Reviews for Small Eyes Cafe
Crisply sweet, deeply rich. Baking chocolate, hazelnut nougat, narcissus, red grape, fresh-cut oak in aroma and cup. Sweet, balanced structure with brisk acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish centers around notes of baking chocolate and hazelnut supported by red grape and fresh-cut oak.
Price: NT $320/200 grams
Vibrant, juicy, cocoa-toned. Apricot, cocoa nib, honeysuckle, hazelnut butter, cedar in aroma and cup. Brightly sweet with lively acidity; plush, syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The resonant finish consolidates around cocoa nib and a hint of apricot.
Richly floral, deeply chocolaty. Wisteria, dark chocolate, red currant, cedar, molasses in aroma and cup. Crisp, sweetly tart structure with vibrant, juicy acidity; plush, viscous mouthfeel. The quiet finish centers on notes of chocolate, wisteria and cedar.
Sweetly herb-suffused, fruit-driven, hints of fresh earth. Lemon-thyme, mulberry, grapefruit zest, petrichor (a post-rain earthy note), myrrh in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with bright acidity; syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. Savory-leaning, rich-toned finish.
Crisply sweet, nut-toned, richly floral. Almond butter, lilac, lemon verbena, red apple, oak in aroma and cup. Sweet structure with soft, round acidity; very full, syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. Lemon verbena supports the resonantly nut-toned finish.
Evaluated as espresso. Bright, sweetly tart, cleanly fruit-forward. Raspberry, chocolate fudge, sandalwood, narcissus, almond butter in aroma and small cup. Full, syrupy mouthfeel, resonant, flavor-saturated finish. In cappuccino scaled milk, this attractive natural-processed coffee reads like trifle dessert: raspberry with dark chocolate.
Sweet, heavy, musky and perfumy. Elderflowers, fresh cilantro, strawberry-flavored yogurt, lime, musk in aroma and cup. Intensely sweet in structure but balanced by a distinctly crisp, bitter edge. Light, satiny mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a sweet though drying finish.
Deeply rich, sweet, complex. Cocoa nib, ripe persimmon, tangerine zest, gardenia and myrrh in aroma and small cup. Rich, lightly velvety mouthfeel; crisp, cocoa-toned finish. In three parts milk, aromatics carry through distinctly with balanced pungency and sweetness.
Price: NT $700/400 grams
Evaluated as espresso. High-toned, fruit-forward. Watermelon candy, salted caramel, vanilla, milk chocolate, cinnamon in aroma and small cup. Full, creamy mouthfeel; delicate, sweet-toned finish centered around notes of watermelon candy and cinnamon. Dessert-like in the milk shot, all fruit and candy with a hint of cinnamon.
Richly sweet, cocoa- and fruit-toned. Concord grape, cocoa nib, sandalwood, maple syrup, lilac in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with bright, juicy acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Resonant, flavor-saturated finish that highlights fruit and cocoa tones.
Price: NT $480/8 ounces
Deep, rich, pungent. Fresh cantaloupe, tangerine zest, caramelly chocolate, sandalwood, magnolia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Roundly and sweetly brisk in structure; satiny in mouthfeel. Fruit, floral and sandalwood carry into a crisply drying though sweet-toned finish.
Price: $16.00/8 ounces
Richly spiced-toned, deeply sweet. Dried apricot, molasses, pink peppercorn, dark chocolate, jasmine in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with engaging, bright acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The short finish leads with dried apricot and dark chocolate, followed in the long by jasmine and pink peppercorn.
Price: $25.00/8 ounces
Aromatically subtle, sweetly tart. Pie cherry, roasted cacao nib, pistachio, thyme, freesia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with juicy, vibrant acidity; viscous, syrupy acidity. The finish consolidates to notes of cocoa-toned pie cherry and freesia.
Evaluated as espresso. Rose-like flowers, chocolate fudge, cannabis flower, black cherry, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and small cup. Syrupy, vibrant mouthfeel; richly drying, sweet-savory finish. This coffee levitates in three parts milk, with rich notes of rose-like flowers ensconced in deep chocolate and a cannabis-like muskiness.
Fruit-toned, engagingly complex. Mulberry, musk, cocoa, freesia-like flowers, elderflower liqueur in aroma and cup. Balanced in structure (sweet, tart, savory); plush, lively mouthfeel. The resonant finish leads with fruit (think berry medley) in the short, while the long is characterized by spice-toned florals and a hint of sweet ferment.