|THE place to go whether you're fighting a speeding ticket or bailing out relatives. Landmark caf�/roastery across the S.F. Hall of Justice, sister to the North Beach institution. Inside is a homage to Rome and coffee roasting. Lawyers in suits at several dark caf� tables and counterspaces under bright windows facing the courthouse. (Though early mornings you'll find more uniformed police and a barista who amusingly ends most of his sentences with "my friend".) A row of stool seating along the Gilbert St. windows. Clean and modern. Roasting operation at the rear with roasted retail beans unfortunately oxidizing in old school bins. Using a two-group La Spaziale, the pull modestly sized shots of espresso with a thin layer of richer crema that dissipates somewhat quickly. Bold, complex taste of spice and earthy elements and a pungent edge of cloves. Good microfoam has very even, consistently fine microbubbles in their milk-based drinks (it's actually slightly better than their espresso). Served in classic brown ACF cups.