North End cappuccino
I love going to Cafe Vittoria after dining out in the North End. Even though it's crowded, for some reason I've never had problems finding a table. The cappuccinos are good (I like how they put dusted cocoa on top instead of cinnamon), and the environment just feels so Italian - I love it.
There are plenty of places to get middling espresso in the North End, so you should pick more for atmosphere.
-If you want late-night, dark alley Rome neighborhood vibe, go Paradiso.
-If you want to watch soccer, go to Dello Sport or Paradiso.
-If you're interested in a place with a bit more authentic bohemian vibe as opposed as to the more concocted "whattsamattayou?" italian american schtick, check out Flamepoeira.
-If you're into the italian thing but actually want to experience the italian north end, go to any cafe before 9am.
-If you want to be in an italian cartoon and fight for tables with tourists, go vittoria.
I like Cafe Paradiso on Hanover St; it is downstairs from Marco restaurant. They make a good cappucino. I used to go to Cafe Vittoria all the time and really liked it. Then I went a few times and had such rude service (same waitress every time) that I never went back. So now Cafe Paradiso is my spot. Have fun!