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Caffe Luxxe in SM

igj | | Jul 28, 2006 10:58 PM

Thanks to Ristretto for pointing me towards this new cafe/coffee
h(e)aven. Lovely space in a minimalist way.

Went in and had a single shot of espresso to test the waters. Mark the owner joined me in a shot at the bar since all of their pulls are doubles. It was lovely - all the things a shot of espresso should be.

I then had an iced cafe latte - it IS still hot out there, after all. Also wonderful, but in a way it was a shame to dillute a perfectly pulled espresso.

For now, they have pastries and breads. Unfortunately, I didn't try any. Mark said that he was still trying out various ingredients now, but he planned on offering store-made sandwiches in about a month. If he is as much of a perfectionist for food as he is for espresso, I think I will have a new regular lunch spot. The staff was very friendly and wanted to chat - about espresso, about food, about soccer. I have high hopes.

Caffe Luxxe
925 Montana Ave