Catching up on several notable articles posted while I was on travel in Portugal…

Here’s one on some of the preferred coffeehouses in the Santa Barbara area, from the UC Santa Barbara student paper: On The Menu – Daily Nexus Online – Full Steam Ahead To Enjoy Espresso at Local Coffehouses.

I have not tried any of the cafés listed in the article. However, I found the Espresso Roma Cafe at 728 State & E. Ortega Sts. to be slightly better than its Bay Area equivalents, with Hot Spots Espresso Bar — a sort of 24-hour biker café and tourist office at 36 State and Mason Sts. — to be surprisingly even better still. (One of these days I’ll have to surface my ratings for these on the site…)