|Former lawyer (and Xoogler), Theresa Beaumont, returned to her former neighborhood and opened this small space in Dec 2015 at the base of the Bank of the West building - following a concession the bank made to the neighborhood to retain retail space. A lesbian of color setting up shop in a predominantly gay white male neighborhood? You know it. She aims to make your brief time here in the small space the best 10 minutes of your day, and they do a rather good job of it. There are a couple of small sidewalk seating spaces/tables out front. Inside, there's tall glass for making the small space seem as bright and open as reasonably possible. There's one indoor metal caf� table with two chairs at the front window. Any more and it would feel cramped. White walls, a concrete backsplace, some roasted coffee on display for retail sale (Ritual Roasters and Phil Sebastian Roasters). With the small service space behind the counters, the menu is similarly focused: espresso, drip coffee, and pastries with the curious addition of bone broth and sheep's milk. The baristi here are friendly and engaging. I mean incredibly so. I've formally reviewed a few thousand coffee shops around the world, and Jordan here was arguably the coolest barista I've ever met. They pulled shots of Ritual's Last Exit seasonal espresso blend from a shiny three-group La Marzocco GB/5. It's daringly one-sip short, but it's a well-crafted shot at that: pungent, dynamic, and lively with a flavor of orange zest and a strong brightness without being overly fruity. The coffee didn't afford much of a healthy crema on extraction - it was thinner and a pale yellow - but that didn't detract much from the overall quality of the end product. Served on a decorative dish, in an organically spun ceramic demitasse, with a side of sparkling water and a twist of sugared orange peel.