|This solid Portuguese restaurant (call it "novo portuguÍs" cuisine) is nestled in a side alleyway off of the old Sonoma downtown square. They offer outdoor patio seating and several indoor tables with a long, angular bar, a wood-fired oven, and occasional jazz music. For espresso, they use North Bay Coffee and a Nuova Simonelli machine behind the bar to produce shots with a surprisingly distinctive European flavor of more complex herbal pungency. We're honestly surprised they managed to pull off that flavor profile with American coffee. It's a tall shot with a medium brown, even crema and a light heat spot. The body is thinner, but the flavor is decent and somewhat distinctive.