Café Ilhéis

Overall Rating: 6.700

Address: Estrada Regional M 1-2a
Cross Street(s): Canada da Feteira
City, State ZIP: Urzelina, 9800-423
Neighborhood: São Jorge
Phone: None
Hours: M-Su 7am-11pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar
Cafe Rating: 6.50
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 5
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 6.90
Aroma: 7
Body: 7
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: -0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Torrié
Cup Manufacturer: Cup & Saucer
Price: $0.70
Last Update: 09/16/2010
First Reviewed: 09/16/2010
Notes: None

This salty, local dive in Urzelina is the local watering hole for café (espresso), alcohol, and light food. You won't identify the name of this place as anything other than "café" if not for the dead neon sign in back. With Olá ice cream signs out front, what's stranger are the metal pipes set up for patrons to lean out the doorway (good for smoking in public) but are yet protected from the tight street traffic zipping by. And the locals seriously do hang out on these "guard rails". Inside there's service standing at the bar plus a few inside tables beneath a TV typically airing the latest soccer highlights. Using a two-group La Spaziale at the bar, they pull shots of Torrié coffee with a mottled medium brown crema. Served in Torrié-logo small bica cups with a semi-potent flavor of spice and a little cloves. ?0.50.