|In a former Starbucks at the SE corner of the Blue Shield of California (formerly Bechtel) Building, this caf� has several outdoor sidewalk tables and tight quarters inside with only window counter seating. They're popular for their gyros and even falafel (despite Cafe Algiers around the corner). Using a puny, two-group La Spaziale, I was impressed with what they got out of their generally inferior materials (ABC beans?!). The pour is extra-large and in a paper cup, but the baristas take the necessary time to brew it properly. As a result, it has a darker brown mottled crema of a decent consistency. It's brewed more as a double, so it's not watery at all. In fact, it has a high serving temperature, which enhances the burnt edge to its flavor - which is otherwise made up of smoky tobacco. And while the cup has no sweetness, it carries a surprising boldness that works despite everything running against it.