|This popular neighborhood caf� deserves the attention. They have shown a tremendous amount of consistency over the past few years; I can tell when an age-old review still nails the espresso at some establishment over a year or two later. The price of a single espresso may have risen 40� since 2003, but the rest is the same. In a small, humble space that goes relatively deep alongside wall-to-wall coffee beans. They have a few indoor tables and a few for the sidewalk outside as well. A wide variety of loose teas and roasted beans for sale. The baristas here tamp well and are deliberately patient. They serve a modestly sized espresso with a dark brown, congealed crema of good thickness; it holds together well and persists throughout the cup. It has a very smooth texture with a robust, syrup-like body. Well-balanced, complex, and a rich flavor -- tasting of tobacco with some herbal and spicy elements. Not a sweet cup, but there's a lot going on. Served in stocky IPA cups.