A great selection of well-prepared and varied beverages in a warm, comfortable, if somewhat small cafe atmosphere. The gallery art varies in its worthiness, but there's always a full selection of reading material. Big picture windows make for great Upper Hawthorne people-watching.
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Food items are on the pricy end for the amount you get (expect to drop at least $10 if you're getting more than one drink), but are reliably tasty. A medium-sized selection of pastries come from the Pearl Bakery, and Voodoo Doughnuts have recently been added.
Rush hour can be crowded, but economic table organization means you won't be left standing.
Overall, a nice little place to cool your heels, drink a mug of something spicy, and watch the neighborhood go by.