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Poquito Cafe and Bar

A little getaway in the hustle of central city.
By Leigh Minarapa
June 18, 2015
By Leigh Minarapa
June 18, 2015

Poquito simply meaning "a little" embodies its translation very well. It has a little of everything - a little intimate space, a little beer, and a little wine. What it doesn't have a little of is character, because Poquito oozes with good vibes, friendly hosts and a love for making quality beverages and food.

Situated on Tory Street, Poquito is quietly nestled in between the hustle of the inner city. Although the inside area is quite small, the space is utilized very well. The bar, coffee machine, and food preparations are all to the right of the room and the seating and tables are towards the back. The few seats that are positioned outside the cafe are perfect for sitting in the sunshine and observing the street life as it passes by.

Poquito offer a seperate brunch and tapa's menu each displaying Spanish and non-Spanish cuisine. Tapa's range from their toasted sourdough, broccoli, feta and almond ($14) to their Diablos A Caballo - a fancier Spanish way of saying dates wrapped in bacon ($11). Majority of their beer and wine menu stay true to theme and exhibit Spanish drops. However local beverages can be purchased also as Poquito are big supporters of local brewers and makers.

Enthusiastic and confident behind the bar the Poquito crew turn the act of making cocktails into an art. Their fun and colourful cocktail list is a great example of what should be present at a fiesta. The delicious Rhubarb 75 ($15) with rhubarb infused vodka and vanilla syrup is alive with colour and flavour. However, as a lover of gin, I couldn't go pass the Hendricks, elderflower and soda concoction with fresh mint and lime ($16).

If you need a place to meet up with a friend, or read a book while nibbling on their delicious counter food, Poquito is your match. Its welcoming, intimate and friendly atmosphere will be perfect on those days when you need to escape the cold concrete streets.


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