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Gallup Coffee and Bakehouse

Update 5/26/11: This location of Gallup is closed.

In a word: A little slow out of the gate.

The specs: #0192
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JM ate a chocolate cupcake and a chocolate chip cookie with an apple juice.
Nichole ate a cinnamon bun with a molé latte.
The bill was $12, or $6/person, plus tip.
JM and Nichole both gave Gallup a B (see our grading rubric).

Gallup exterior

We had a little trouble finding Gallup due to the illogical Verona numbering system, but after a couple passes we figured out that the coffee-and-bakehouse was off the main drag inside a Pasqual's restaurant, on a ped-unfriendly corner. It didn't seem to fit in, really; coffeehouses seem - to us, anyway - to work best when they're either a neighborhood hangout or convenient for commuters, and Gallup's location is neither. But no matter.

Gallup exterior

Besides, once we made it in the door, a wonderful sight greeted us:

Gallup bakery case

We chose our ample breakfast from the bakery case, JM grabbed an apple juice, and Nichole decided to try a house specialty, the molé mocha. Most of the tables were occupied by art pieces waiting to be hung, and the deck was full of chatty post-jog people, but we managed to get a spot.

Gallup bakery plate

The bakery was excellent. Nichole's cinnamon bun featured yeasty, structurally sound dough loaded with brown sugar and cinnamon. JM's cupcake was a bit too rich and big (must... avoid... Verona metaphor), but the cookie was nice and moist.

The molé mocha had a good combination of cinnamon, chili and nut flavors, with coffee thankfully being the strongest. The bits of nuts (?) floating just below the gorgeous, artfully done foam were hard to get used to, however.

Gallup coffee foam

Gallup felt somewhat sterile, in a way. Too much flash, not quite enough substance for our tastes, at least.


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