Not all coffee houses are in the city. And not all are created equal. Kozi Café is a neighborhood coffee house located in the senior community of Leisure World. However, you don’t have to be a senior to hang around the coffee house.
This examiner went there on Thursday to study. She was impressed with the atmosphere in the café. The noise level is just right—not too noisy and not too quiet. One can get some work done or just let time pass by.
However there were some disappointments. There is a sign telling patrons to seat themselves and a waitstaff will assist. This examiner felt bypassed because she seated herself and the waitress on duty didn’t arrive at her table to offer a menu or take an order. She must have been too occupied to bother. It’s not good that a patron has to get up and ask someone for a menu or even place an order at the counter when she has seated herself. The waitress did apologize.
The tomato mozzarella panini, or “The Tommy” as they call it was not good. The sandwich was nuked. They probably prepared it in the microwave. The cheese looked translucent. This examiner wondered what kind of mozzarella was used to make this sandwich. The potato chips and the pickle made a better meal.
The desserts come from different vendors. Nothing is handmade. The lemon pound cake wasn’t anything to rave about. It tasted like a pound cake that you can get at the convenient store. The Mayan Intrigue, which is hot Belgian chocolate mixed with cardamom and coffee and whipped at the top, was delicious. That is a better dessert than the pastries on display.
This examiner would come back to Kozi Cafe for drinks and study, but not for food.