Monday 26 July 2010

Picture Dictionary: Flat White

Prompted by rattdl’s innocent question last week (she wanted to know what budgie smugglers are) I’m reintroducing the picture dictionary feature I started in South Africa.

Today’s phrase is one with which some readers may already be familiar since I think it’s slowly infiltrating coffee shops in Ireland and Britain.

Flat white [flæt waɪt]


Espresso-based drink served with hot milk. Similar to cappuccino but with less foam and no chocolate. Cf Café au lait. Often seen on lists that include ‘long black’, ‘short black’ etc. HTLT's favourite.

1 comment:

  1. I'm afraid it's less that I like the definition of a flat white (also LTLS' favourite) but more the idea of Mammy asking what a budgie smuggler is...