Cafe LimeLight

Overall Rating: 7.200

Address: 1016 Cedar St.
Cross Street(s): Locust St.
City, State ZIP: Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: 831.425.7873
Hours: Tu-F 11:30am-9:30pm; Sa 12pm-9:30pm; Su 12pm-3pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 7.20
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 8
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Coffee Rating: 7.20
Aroma: 7
Body: 8
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Tazzina Espresso
Cup Manufacturer: IPA
Price: $2.50
Last Update: 10/11/2009
First Reviewed: 10/11/2009
Notes: None

The kind of odd place you might only find in Santa Cruz, they specialize as a panini and wine bar. However, the small interior is all over the map: a small, dark space with a few tables, stool seating at a counter, a colorful orange sofa set, African masks on the walls, a stand-up piano decorated with movie reels, old telephones, etc. Then throw on the kid's menu - and the dog's menu. But they have a two-group Linea machine at the counter, and from it they pull shots with an even, medium brown crema. The pour is a bit large, but it has a simple but slightly refined flavor or spice and pepper. Served in old school, large IPA cups.