Our next stop on the Flavor Express is a lovely little cafe in Shelby Township, Michigan that will definitely satisfy your sweet and savory cravings. Welcome to the Just Love Coffee Cafe.
The team stumbled upon this gem of a place while scrolling Facebook actually. That’s how we find almost all of the neat places to try. The staff at the cafe are a lovely people who do their absolute best to ensure customers are smiling. The ordering systems is very convenient as well. After placing your order at the counter, you are given a number and sit wherever you want. The cafe has a very calming yet exciting atmosphere, and has a lot of plug outlets if you’re someone who brings their laptop to coffee shops. These reasons alone are enough to make someone want to return, but the food is where they really reel customers in.
My food descriptions are taken directly from their menu so I don’t cause any copy-write issues.
To start, it’s not really a cafe without coffee and coffee-related products. Here, we have two of the cafe’s signature lattes. The top is called Toffee Coffee, and it is a delicious combination of toffee nut, caramel, and dark chocolate. The bottom is White Chocolate Tiramisu, which pretty much gives away what flavors you’ll taste. A delectable fusion of white chocolate, cinnamon, toffee nut and Irish cream, this is a latte I will more than likely get again. You can tell immediately that the coffee is fresh and the flavors perfectly balance and enhance one another. Not only that but the coffee definitely warms you up on a cold day.
Now we’re coming to the fun part of the cafe – the food. Up above is called the “Stuffed Nutella”, and I’m pretty sure you can guess what this beauty has going on. It’s a crispy and fluffy waffle stuffed with a chocolate hazelnut spread and topped with whipped cream, sliced strawberries and a chocolate and hazelnut drizzle.
I won’t lie, this alone can satisfy any sweet craving you may have. The strawberries were so sweet that you can tell they’re fresh berries. Despite being smothered with the chocolate hazelnut spread, the flavor doesn’t overwhelm anything about the dish. It remains sweet and fluffy and all around delicious.
Here is an example of one of the more savory dishes Just Love Coffee Cafe serves. This is the “Bacon Tater,” a waffle made from tater tots, topped with cheddar cheese and bacon. It comes with ketchup and sour cream.
The crunch on the outside of the potato waffle is really what made me want more of it. The flavors from the cheese and the bacon simply added to the new craving this masterpiece makes me have. Again, no flavors get lost or overwhelm any others, and this is a beautiful way to spruce up any type of hashbrown-related breakfast.
This is the dish that popped up on our Facebook and is the main reason we went to Just Love Coffee Cafe. This masterpiece is called the “Fruity Pebbles and Cream” and it is heaven on a plate. A delicious crispy and fluffy waffle with Fruity Pebbles-flavored ice cream between the two waffles topped with whipped cream, powdered sugar, and more Fruity Pebbles. I still struggle to find words to describe the perfection of this treat, and I’m not exaggerating. The ice cream, which tastes like the sweet milk left behind when you have a bowl of this cereal (that’s the best way I can describe it – it’s that sweet), doesn’t make the waffle soggy at all. In face, the waffle melts the ice cream so it’s not hard to eat. The cereal aids in the crunch factor and gives it the perfect amount of extra sweetness.
I will say this until I am blue in the face, this cafe is the best one I’ve ever been to. Starbucks, Bigbby and Tim Horton’s have nothing on this place. 😛
If you are ever near a Just Love Coffee Cafe, we at FlavorSmasher strongly recommend you try them out. They are outstanding in food and atmosphere, and it is one place I sincerely cannot wait to revisit.
Thank you for joining me on this stop on the Flavor Express. Enjoy the flavor, everyone!