Restaurant Redemption is a small series I've created that will allow me to give those restaurants who are keeping up with their social media (notably, my blog) and have made an attempt to rectify a poor or mediocre dining experience. For the restaurants that have contacted me, I'm giving it another dining go. For the most part, I will try a different dish and make note of the previous observations about the experience as a whole.
On my first visit to Moxxee, I complained about a drink I ordered containing espresso (ha, ha, I'm an asshole). As I've mentioned recently, I used to be REALLY all about coffee - like, need it to breathe. I then decided I needed to cut that addiction, and I basically went without coffee for a few years. Now, I'm back to drinking in moderation.
On my blog post about Moxxee, owner TJ commented:
Oh No. Moxxee gave you a headache I see. Sorry about that. Everything on the menu has coffee in it other than the teas, unless you ask for it to be made without the espresso. The Milk and Honey Burst is meant to show off the espresso with small amount of textured milk and pure honey and is half espresso so I can see why you were jolted, although not sure about a headache from a sip. Hopefully if you're ever back in town you can stop by and we will work on getting you a better experience and at least a C+ rating for us.Basically, let me take a minute to recant that first blog post and tell everyone I'm sorry I'm a total jerk. I'm a jerk. Opinions and thoughts change a lot in three years, and mine are out there to be read. And everyone can see what an idiot I am. Upon visiting Moxxee with a fresh perspective, I realized this is exactly the kind of place I'd love to have in Morgantown. I love the variety of options, and I love the totally cool vibe.
Let's be honest, it's a bit pretentious. But I think that's part of the appeal. They know their coffee, and that's clear. I ordered a cafe mocha latte, and it was a perfect balance between the bitterness of the bean and a slight sweet chocolate flavor. I could totally spend some time here writing, people watching and sipping a quality cup of coffee.
Moxxee is truly a cool addition to Charleston's East End, and they're doing really cool stuff. Please go check them out if you haven't already. You might just find me there!