RJ Gourmet coffehouse
I went this morning. 2nd or 3rd day of business. Beautiful latte. Though most of my life has been in Boston and NYC, I spent 4 years in Seattle. I learned what the platonic ideal of a latte is out there. Just enough espresso, and quality fresh steamed milk. The milk should lend a natural sweetness to counter the acid and bitter in espresso. These guys nailed it. Clean space, limited drink menu, nice looking pastries. I live on the opposite side of Cambridge, so this can't be my daily spot. But leaving for work at 7:30 instead of 8 today was worth it. This is the kind of place that every neighborhood in Seattle and Portland has at least one of. I encourage everyone to check it out. Maybe every neighborhood here will have one soon enough if demand exists.