Go Get Em Tiger
This past Friday (June 28) was the first opening day of G&B's new Larchmont location: Go Get Em Tiger. This location happened to be 2 doors down from one of my favorite bakeries, Babycakes, so I was ecstatic for the possibility of so much goodness in such a small vicinity. Let me start by saying the decor and look of this new coffee shop is awesome. Although I was confused about what the name had to do with G&B, Go Get Em Tiger is bright with lots of lovely details--such as a large astronaut design on the wall, red lamps accenting the very white interior, and cool wooden stools that are hinted with colorful accents. Everything seemed just perfect until I got my espresso. They happen to pull all their shots in small glass cups and my one espresso (probably meant to be a double ristretto) filled up half the cup. The espresso that they were pulling was from Heart roasters and called Chelba. It was watery, and even worse I had to spend such a long time drinking the espresso that had a very sour high note (I wouldn't have even minded as much if it had been a more mellow flavor). The barista that helped me out happened to be very rude and I expected so much more from this brand new, adorable-looking Larchmont location. Oh well, maybe they were just getting their act together on opening day. I might give them another chance if I'm in need for some more Babycakes.
Update: I have gone back more recently since their opening, and a very kind barista treated me to some fantastic espresso. No more watery, in-a-bowl long shots! Hooray! Now I can go back and appreciate their aesthetically pleasing ambiance with a good ole ristretto. Also, they have expanded their food menu to an impressive sqirl-esque type menu (+ waffles) that all looks delicious!
Recommend: Go to Babycakes next door! They're much more friendly and have amazing kosher, gluten-free, vegan donuts! Also, walk around Larchmont. It's a very cute area.
Vibe: Minimalist, new, uncomfortable
Espresso Rating: 8/10 (I've liked Heart roasters in the past)
Overall Rating: 8/10