"Very People's Republic of Cambridge", these "hipsteresque coffeehouses" in Central and Inman Squares are an "indie" "alternative" for "first-rate" brews and "tasty" sandwiches, quiche and other snacks courtesy of an "efficient", "attitude-free staff"; they're "convenient" for a "pick-me-up" while you "hang out" or "work on your manuscript", though "often-crowded" quarters mean "you'll never feel rushed, but you might wish some of your fellow patrons did."
Best espresso in Inman / Central / Union. Expert pulls of espresso coffee with awesome crema and none of the smug attitude found in lesser baristas at other shops in Cambridge. This place is the heart and soul of Inman Sq.!
whenever i'm in central square and have cash (they're cash-only) i make a point of stopping by here for one of the best pulled shots of espresso in the boston area. inside, people like to sit and study, but when the weather is nice and people sit outside, it's a great place to observe the life of central square.
I've become partial to this coffee house amidst the several in the Central Square area. The space lends itself to getting work done, the cappucinos are delightfully creamy, and the poppy sour cream muffins can't be beat. A great place to meet a friend for a cup of joe, too!