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Northside Social Coffee and Wine in Arlington, VA (Murky Coffee)

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Northside Social Coffee and Wine in Arlington, VA (Murky Coffee)

sekelmaan | Apr 20, 2010 10:12 AM

This place is now open for business. I have noticed it for the last couple of weeks. We just got a cappuccino and a mocha with two pastries. I have to say I hate coffee culture and cafe culture, walking into Murky coffee used to irk the crap out of me. However, I tolerated it due to a) the best cafe mocha I have ever had b) the only place where the coffee making guy actually did the work and put a design in to every single foamy head whether for here or to go. This slowed him down, yes, but that always impressed that hell out of me.

At Northside both the mocha and the cappuccino were extremely bitter. I would go to Starbucks over Northside if I had another cappuccino craving. And not a single foamy design in sight. ;(

Northside does have a couple interesting looking sandwiches that I may give a try. Crisp pork belly something or another. Has anyone tried it yet? I also did not go upstairs to the wine bar. I was told it is closed until "four or something". Wine and pork belly may be the way to go here. We'll see.

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