In the interest of full disclosure, apparently my step-dad and the owner of the cafe have a bit of a feud going on after an extremely negative post on Yelp or one of those sites, which the owner saw and ended up confronting my step-dad and screaming profanity at him, and then banished him from the cafe. I figured I should give it a shot however, and I was really hoping that my step-dad simply had a bad experience, and while mine was not nearly so negative as his, I was really not pleased.
To start, you walk in and the place is actually nicely set up, very clean looking and with enough room everywhere. It has a pretty standard cafe set up at the counter, with some cookies and other pastry types behind glass next to where you order, and a couple of giant blackboards behind the counter list what your options for drinks and food are. The "kitchen" is open and you can watch your food be made if you are so inclined. The prices are very reasonable, and their coffee menu is pretty good, including a few things that I do not often see, such as Vietnamese Iced Coffee. So far, so good.
|Chilaquiles and an iced coffee|
Coffee being a big part of any cafe, and it being morning when I went, I had myself an iced coffee, served black, and it was...okay. I drank the whole thing, and it was fine, but it was not great, certainly not up to the level of Greenfield Coffee, much less Cambridge's Crema Cafe or Northampton's La Fiorentina or Haymarket Cafe. If the food was better, the coffee would be more than good enough, and if the coffee was better I could probably deal with the food that was not up to my standards. The service is an issue, but again, if it were not one of multiple problems I could get over it and return. Sadly, I do not believe that I will return.
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