Julia Child once said, “in France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport”.
After our enchanting visit to Pistacia Vera, we adamantly agree with Mrs. Child. Nestled along the serene brick-streets of German Village, Pistacia Vera beckons eager coffee connoisseurs to explore its confectionery oasis. With a brisk stroll through the door, we approach the bakery case filled with delectable, vibrant macarons (among other equally appealing items).
Never having tried macarons, we select a variety from their selection along with a latte (of course). Needless to say, we were not disappointed and our future expectations for macarons have been heightened significantly. The fresh, delicate design mixed with unique, palatable flavors gave these particular macarons the winning combination.
We also selected a pastry from the case to share. It was challenging to pick just one as they had many different options to chose from. The apple galette (our final selections) was deliciously crispy with the perfect amount of sweetness.
Of course, we both had to try a latte. One thing to note is that Pistacia Vera does not offer syrups for their beverages. However, our patient and helpful barista informed us that they do offer a honey latte that adds a little sweetness to the drink. We tried one regular latte and one honey latte and they did not disappoint! Not only were they aesthetically pleasing, they were incredibly delicious. The honey latte is a great option for those of us who like a little flavor in our lattes.
We sat for hours (literally hours) at the small, marble cafe table in complete repose. While some coffee shops present a bustling energy from increased business, Pistacia Vera’s tranquil atmosphere was never disrupted despite the influx of enthusiastic customers.
With a tinge of melancholy (we could have stayed there all day), we left Pistacia Vera with the promise of return to this quaint, blissful cafe.
541 S 3rd Street,
Columbus, OH 43215