New office means a disruption of the coffee drink routine. New digs are on 11th Street in Santa Monica and I am looking for good strong brewed coffee or espresso drinks-preferably east of Lincoln. I have already written off: Co-opportunity (blah), the new Starbucks inside of the supermarket at Lincoln and Broadway (I udnerstand Starbucks' desire to expand, but quality control would be helpful here) and at least the espresso drinks at the coffeehouse on Broadway and 18th.
So, I see that Bay Cities has an espresso machine, but I have NEVER seen anyone order any drinks there. Does anyone have any experience with it? Or other spots that I may have overlooked?