Hidden amidst the busy streets in Howick is a little gem. What sets Apothecary Café from others is its unique style of using antique furniture as décor. To kick-start my day I ordered a small latte alongside a lemon curd tart with the optional yoghurt on the side. I don’t know about you but I love my lemon curds to be on the more soury edge. This one was too sweet for me. It didn’t have the tangy lemon taste to it.However, eat it with the yoghurt and it matches perfectly.
The milk of the latte was disappointing.It didn’t have the creamy, skilly texture to it. The latte art was also a let down. However, as I began sipping away I noticed, the coffee roast had this distinctive finish to it; it had a nice roasted flavour and brought creaminess to the drink, making it easy to drink without the strong blast of caffeine.
I had tried the ginger slices before and they were superb, it was made with fresh ginger. Bottom of the slice was crisp and not overly heavy while the icing was just perfect with the right amount of ginger. I love ginger slices. Sadly, a lot of places tend to add too much sugar and butter. The almond croissants also seemed a big hit.
If you like to just relax, chill with a friend , family or yourself in a ‘different than your usual cafe’ then head over to Apothecary. You can spend a whole morning captivated by the antiques and decor around the cafe. Be sure to try the ginger slices.