|In the former Red Rock bar, this French bistro is so cramped for space that the coffee grinder is located on the other side of the bar from the Mr. Espresso-supplied two-group La Scala Eroica. It also means they take some shortcuts with their espresso: they pre-grind their coffee and store it in plastic containers, and you will sometimes find a portafilter handle cooling on the drip tray. (Though to their credit, they do use the steam wand to pre-heat glasses for cognac and armagnac.) The wooden space has a decorative tin ceiling and many rickety caf� tables. Using their pre-ground coffee, they produce a very thin, rather pale crema that dissipates quickly. But their shots are sometimes reasonably short, which almost saves them, but they still can run watery. The flavor can vary from a more robust flavor of pepper and herbs (and a surprisingly decent aroma as well) to a flat, ashy, almost metallic flavor. Served in classic brown Nuova Point cups.