25th August 2007

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Blog :: Coffee in Modesto

The Meta-wife and I went out for lunch and shopping the other day (finally using a gift certificate to Yesterday's Books we got as a Christmas gift... Thanks Dad!) After the book buying we went to Wanderlust Coffee for lunch.

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Wanderlust was excellent with a nice selection of teas, good coffee (iced Americano in my case) and excellent (if slightly pricey) crepes. We shared a Smoked Salmon, Cream, and Capers Crepe that came with a small salad of tossed greens and a drizzle of honey/balsamic vinaigrette (I think) that was very tasty (approx ~$7). Followed up with an apple caramel dessert crepe (~$4) and made for a very satisfying lunch.

Unfortunately it looks like the original very talented barrista Tony Serrano is on the outs with the owners and no longer associated with Wanderlust. I'm with Chris Murphy - Serrano should re-open the much missed J Street Cafe! For a while when J Street Cafe closed there wasn't any good downtown independent Coffee - now with Queen Bean, the re-opened Claytons, Wanderlust, and the new Semplicita Coffee (which I haven't even been to yet) - we've got an embarrassment of riches.

Update: Hmmm. The Wanderlust Drama heats up! Note also the comment by what looks like a newly registered account at ModestoFamous... Reads like sock puppetry to me!

Update: Closed!

Posted on August 25th 2007, 06:18 PM