|Middle Eastern bar/caf�/lounge with weekend bellydancing that packs in the tourists (it's best to avoid weekend nights). Dark interior, floor seating at pillows and low tables - in addition to traditional table seating. I've been going here for over ten years now, and the espresso hasn't changed any for the better. But then the spiced Arabic coffee (cardamom, etc.) is the main attraction. They use packaged beans from Egypt (and otherwise unknown origin). Their red espresso machine at the bar has dual Faema E61 group heads, and with it they pull a sickly looking espresso with a thin, medium brown crema with larger bubbles in it. It has an ashy flavor - as if the machine hasn't been serviced since Saladin. Stick to the Arabic coffee.