backyard coffee rwc
Great espresso here. Not sure what beans they use. Great hangout,
Beer and wine, panni is the only food.
Great espresso though, all espressos made nicely ristretto.
According to the staff, they use ecco beans.
The location is near the train station but away from downtown, rather the kiss of death.
Seek them out if you're looking for an espresso near rwc. Good stuff.
I stopped in on a Saturday morning, and the espresso was not at the same quality I previously described. There's one shorter very punk looking guy with a lot of piercings and intensity. He pulls a great shot - or maybe I just got unlucky. According to Girlfriend, the hot chocolate is "nothing special" at best --- pedestrian, compared to Barrone, Coupa.
The place has added quite a few beer taps. Racer 5, Red Rocket, Steelhead, Blouder Never Summer, etc. They stay open late, sometimes closing in the early afternoon. They'd like you to stop by in the evening --- and it's more alternative, easier to have a conversation, better for working, not loud like City Pub around the corner.
I'd like them more if they could add a little more food, which is a requirement for the friday-afterwork-beer I sometimes have with colleagues.