|This corner espresso bar and retail space opened in Aug 2012, taking over a space that was formerly Bentley Carpet Mills. (It is also currently housing a pop-up clothing store called Taylor Stitch.) Large windows allow a lot of light in. The inside is marked by a stark black + white color scheme. They offer breakfasts and panini and a shelf of coffee merchandising. And why not? They know what they're doing here. There's large Blue Bottle signage on the front window, and they serve pour-overs using Blue-Bottle-logo Bonmac ceramics. Their espresso machine is a three-group, heat-exchanger BFC, which is an unusual and decidedly knowledgeable choice. (Word has it that it's a loaner and will eventually be replaced with a La Marzocco.) Using it and Blue Bottle's 17ft Ceiling blend, they pull properly short shots of espresso with a sweet aroma and a glass of sparkling water on the side. It has a mottled medium and darker brown crema with a subtle flavor that's moderately potent: not too sweet, but far from any earthier notes. More spices and light on the herbalness with almost no tobacco. Definitely improving the coffee in the neighborhood, even with the new R�veille Coffee Co. location opened up across the street.