After an uneventful drive to Provincetown and checking into our guest room, I desperately needed a cup of coffee to perk me up. Plus there’s nothing better than a good cup of hot coffee on a fall day in Provincetown, well that is if you get a good cup of coffee.
Joe Coffee and Café is a mecca in Provincetown and always slammed. But for the life of me I can’t figure out why. The employee behind the counter (employee is the nicest description I have for her, as she obviously wasn’t a barista, or a customer service professional,) but I digress. I had to give her my order three times because she kept forgetting it while she chatted and talked about dates, pets, and plans with her co-workers. It was as if we were all interfering with her social life.
I finally received my croissant and small coffee and went outside and took a seat on the brick wall to bask in the chilly sunshine. The croissant was dry and in no way resembled what a croissant should taste like. It was obviously a poorly made bread dough shaped to look like a croissant. I realize this is not Paris or even London, but it’s an old Portuguese fishing village, surely someone can put together a better pastry than what they serve.
Now on to the topic of coffee, it’s just plain terrible. Bitter, over-roasted and mine tasted as if it had been sitting around for several days and then warmed up. It was undrinkable.
If you want to be with the in-crowd, then go to Joe Coffee and Café, but if my experience is the norm, don’t expect good service or a decent cup of coffee.
Food Rating: 1 Paw
Service Rating: 1 Paw
Overall Rating: 1 Paw
With love from my dog bowl to yours…Happy eating.