Island Cappuccino Morning #4: Bo’s To Go

Today’s cappuccino stop was Bo’s To Go, the coffee shop in the Atlantic Technology Centre. Bo’s was once the heart of a strangely pleasant and open public space on the first floor of the building; alas it’s been gradually squeezed into a corner as the public space has been converted into private space. So what once was an unexpected oasis is now a cramped corner, made even more claustrophobic by the blaring of “K-ROCK” throughout.

Bo’s is the other Island coffee shop “proudly brewing” coffee from Starbucks: yesterday’s stop, Mavor’s, was the first.

And the results were pretty much the same as at Mavor’s: watery coffee with about 25% too much “burnt all to hell” taste on the beans. The foam at Bo’s was dreadful and tasteless, and the whole experience was rendered almost completely null and void because Bo’s only serves coffee in paper cups, so there was also a faint aftertaste of paper and glue.

Bo's To Go Cappuccino

I’ll give this experiment another day — and perhaps tack on a bonus attempt at the market on Saturday — but my hopes are not high, and the old iced tea lifestyle is looking pretty attractive from this vantage point. If you have any other suggestions, please pass them along.


Jevon's picture
Jevon on December 14, 2006 - 14:39 Permalink

There are a few less obvious places to try as well, which don’t come to mind immediatly when thinking about great Cappuccino, but may suprise us.

Linda’s on the corner of Queen and Water has a very old and very italian looking espresso machine. I have only seen the owner “pull” a shot from it before, but if he only enjoys his Cappuccino 1/2 as much as he appears to, then you are in good hands.

Cedar’s Eatery is also home to a fine espresso machine, but staff talent with the machine might vary. Probably best to try during the day when the more experiences staff are working.

Ann's picture
Ann on December 14, 2006 - 14:55 Permalink

Warning: the cappucino at Linda’s comes in see through cups.
I have had a good capp at the Marketplace, though not recently. And they open latish.
I have to tell you that the best cappuccino I have ever had on PEI was at your house.

Rob L.'s picture
Rob L. on December 14, 2006 - 16:05 Permalink

I was going to recommend Linda’s Coffe Shop also, though I’ve never had a cappuccino there. The expresso machine is impressive.

Cyn's picture
Cyn on December 14, 2006 - 16:53 Permalink

I just had a good capp at the Marketplace (GNK) yesterday. It was the best one I’ve had locally in a long time.