Review: Boreman Bistro Coffeehouse

By Abby Humphreys

Boreman Bistro hosted its second coffeehouse yesterday (Nov. 9). Held once per month from 7 to 9 pm, the coffeehouse offers a warm, cozy space for students to enjoy dessert, coffee and live music.

Unfortunately, the turnout for the evening was disappointing. The room was quiet and only one or two students lingered at different tables when I walked in at 7:30 p.m.

I had expected to hear the muffled tones of jazz music coming through the doors well before I approached the dining hall, but was told the band members were taking five for a food break.

Debbie Allison, a supervisor at the dining hall, chalked up the night’s poor attendance to Election Day woes. She said the previous coffeehouse had more than 40 students attend throughout the evening.

Three desserts were offered: lava cakes, pumpkin tarts and cinnamon scones. I was advised that the lava cake was “to die for” as I hesitated over the desserts and was not disappointed with my eventual choice.

Let me be clear: this is not your average dining hall cake. The dessert was surprisingly warm and buttery throughout, and there was real melted chocolate in the middle. In between bites, I sipped a spiced chai latte provided by the Bistro’s drink station.

Once the jazz quintet began playing again, it became hard to see why more students weren’t spending their Wednesday evening doing homework in the comfortable atmosphere of the Bistro. With tasty desserts, caffeinated drinks and calming entertainment, it seemed like the perfect place to do homework or hang out with friends.

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Tanner Davis (saxophone), Michael Jones (piano) and Wesley Greer (drums) represent WVU’s Jazz Club with a sweet beat.

I highly recommend visiting Boreman Bistro’s later coffeehouse events. With winter quickly approaching, it’s the perfect place to spend an evening when the weather outside is frightful.

Keep checking The DA Blog’s Twitter account for updates on when the coffeehouses will be held.

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