This motorcycle-themed café is an extension of the adjacent bike shop. It’s a small space decorated with plastic motorcycle toys hanging from strings on the ceiling, there are photos and posters of motorcycles, motorcycle wear and helmets displayed about, and they even use a Snap-On red tool box for offering coffee condiments.
They have three small indoor tables and one on the sidewalk outside. They proudly brand the place with their choice of Caffe Trieste beans. The owners and staff/gearheads are a friendly bunch (when I was there, one of the owners was playing the part by hobbling about in an ankle cast) with good eclectic taste in music.
Using a red two-group La San Marco, the barista takes an appropriate amount of time to carefully pull espresso shots with a thin medium brown ring of crema. The resulting cup is flavorful, but it tends to have a non-ashy smoky/tobacco flavor. Also decent at decent milk frothing.
Maybe the coffee isn’t worth writing home about, but you have to give them points on decór.
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