Another coffee shop, Tilt, recently opened in Ghettoberry Hood. Tilt is located at 274 Walker Street in a building previously occupied by a shady business. Said business often had folks of dubious background milling about in front of it, so the change is welcome.
Where the Coffee Loft is narrow and multi-story, Tilt is an expansive horizontal space with plenty of seating, wood floors, and exposed brick walls. While I enjoy the out of the ordinary set up at the Coffee Loft, I also dig being able to see the whole shop at once.
On my first trip to Tilt, I ordered a medium Mocha. While slightly sweeter than I prefer, the mocha was dope. On the second trip, I ordered a Machiatto with a hit of caramel. For Prizzo Skeezy readers familiar with Caramel Machiattos served up by Starbucks, Tilt’s are a whole different experience. Tilt makes their Machiattos correctly - a shot of espresso marked with frothed milk. The espresso was deliciously bitter, with the caramel at the bottom providing a nice counterpoint at the end. Tilt’s Machiattos are Smoove as hell.
In contrast to the Coffee Loft, Tilt is open in the evenings. Due to Tilt’s convenient hours and proximity to my ghetto fabulous condo, I suspect I will spend plenty of time there chillin’ like a villain. Tilt Coffee Shop is highly recommended. However, the Coffee Loft remains highly recommended and I will still patronize them when they are open.