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Saturday, November 1, 2014
COFFEE BEANS & BEINGS / CA PHE DA SAN DIEGO STYLE
Images of Viet Nam
NAM BREW--A friend suggested
Vietnamese coffee if I wanted a real jolt of caffeine. Traveled to her
suggestion, a place called Café Dore (Door-ray) 4135 University Avenue in the
City Heights section of San Diego and discovered a terrific small diner that
served good French style espresso coffee but also serves on its full sized menu
a delicious cilantro soup that really made the explore worth while.
Cafe Dore, San Diego, CA
Dore (619-563-3525)isn’t some trendy espresso bar with tony baristas.Like so many places in our workaday world, it
has a Spartan décor, but it is clean and well lit.The owners are sincere and those qualities
plus excellent food will bring me back to smell and taste the coffee.
what is Vietnamese coffee?
“At its simplest, Ca phe da is made with coarsely ground Vietnamese-grown dark
roast coffee individually brewed with a small metal French drip filter (cà phê
phin) into a cup containing about a quarter to a half as much sweetened
condensed milk, stirred and poured over ice.”