The absolute best espresso in Orange County is at Paninoteca Maggio, Das Ubergeek says. The café in the little live-work lofts in Santa Ana blows away Orange County's coffee big guns. "For some reason, the Italians can make an amazing espresso even in the United States without some big hipster fuss about it," Das Ubergeek says.
Paninoteca Maggio [Orange County]
195 City Place Drive, Santa Ana