|In a neighborhood of car repair joints, public storage houses, and the smell of paint thinner, this is one of the few caf�s in the area. Bright windows in front. Muffins and odd snack items. A row of long bench seating with tables indoors, and a couple of sidewalk tables outside. Using a two-group La Pavoni machine, they produce an espresso with a paltry thin layer of lighter brown crema. Filled far too high in the cup. The result tastes watery and a little ashy, with some spice-like flavors to keep the ashiness from being overbearing.