|This restaurant has won a lot of praise for its locally pedigreed chef. The food is very good, but getting a reservation is way out of proportion with what's offered. It's a tight, loud space with wooden tables piled on top of each other, a short bar, and some counter seating at the left side of the entrance. Using a two-group Elektra machine hidden from public view and grinding beans to order, they pull shots with a mottled medium and darker brown crema served slightly high in handmade Akiko ceramic cups. It has a thinner body but a complex flavor despite its mild dilution: a blend of herbal pungency, mild spices, some dark chocolate. With a potent aroma with a long tail. They also serve Blue Bottle's Chiapas in a Chemex for $4. One of the better restaurant coffee experiences in town.