The coffee is plain excellent, the atmosphere enticing and the price is right. These are some of the reasons why Café d’Haiti is one of Grapevine’s favourite downtown cafés.
When the Grapevine first covered the café, shortly after opening, our then-intern Marcus Walsh was so in love with the place that his write up of it seemed damn near pornographic: “Roasting the product on-site almost every day is the secret to the delectable taste and the cup of coffee itself is simply the outgrowth of a lot of love,” he wrote.
After toning it down, however, we felt that it duly expressed our opinion of the great café – we can agree that most of the cups we’ve enjoyed there have seemingly been crafted with lots of love. And they’re pretty good too.
Café d’Haiti inhabits a tiny space next to Thai haven Krua Thai on Tryggvagata. It’s almost hidden. So if you haven’t tried their coffee yet, we do recommend you take a walk down to the harbour and taste a cup.