The little coffee bar off the foyer of the Alex Hotel has lately made the transfer to incorporate wine and different drinks on its choices, together with a choice of meals. Quite a small space, it has a communal desk to at least one finish with giant lantern lights above it, in addition to some snug chairs and coffee tables, and close to the entry off James a bench alongside the window adjoining to the bar.
When I ended in after noticing wine bottles behind the counter, I discovered the modifications had taken place earlier within the week, so settled down into a type of snug chairs and appeared over the menu and wine listing.
The meals consists of, anchovy on tomato toast, cheese puffs with Persian fetta, pork and veal meatballs, salmon rillettes, potatoes with salsa verde and haloumi with black sesame and honey, whereas the wine listing has round a dozen by the glass choices.
My selection was an orange wine from Italy –Fillippo Manetti Gea – created from Albana it has a shiny orange hue, with a nutty bouquet, together with notes of citrus and peaches; the palate has some natural characters, apples and dried fruit on the palate.
Always good to seek out one other small bar in Northbridge so will probably be dropping into the Alex once more quickly. And in fact you’ll be able to nonetheless seize your coffee as earlier than.