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Dwelltime Cambridge -- Anyone been?

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WilderPenfield May 24, 2012 11:57 AM

I haven't had a chance to try it out yet, even though it's next to Gather Here. Anyone been there yet?

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    emannths RE: WilderPenfield May 24, 2012 12:00 PM

    A few early comments here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8420...

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      bobot RE: WilderPenfield May 24, 2012 02:46 PM

      Don't have much to say about the food (they are serving lunch/brunch now) but the coffee is super high quality, well made, and delicious.

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        hckybg RE: bobot May 24, 2012 06:14 PM

        I've enjoyed the sandwiches, especially the Su Ya (tofu skin) and egg salad. I haven't had a bad coffee experience--I usually get either espresso or a pour-over.

      2. Bob Dobalina RE: WilderPenfield May 24, 2012 03:00 PM

        I've been - if I wanted to nitpick, they scalded the milk in my cappuccino a bit.
        The coffee at 3 Little Figs is better.

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          emannths RE: Bob Dobalina May 24, 2012 03:02 PM

          Did you order it in the afternoon? If so, they probably did it to teach you a lesson. ;-)

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            Bob Dobalina RE: emannths May 24, 2012 03:19 PM

            Only for breakfast, sir. What do you take me for? :)

            Actually, they were just not paying attention to their customers. I ordered a baked good, and within 30 seconds, it was forgotten. Only customer ordering at the time. Another person walked in and the same thing happened to her - what's the drug that contributes to short-term memory loss?

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              collinsgavornik RE: emannths May 24, 2012 06:58 PM

              Are you being pretentious, or are you implying that they are? Speaking as a former non-chain barista, I'm pretty sure any coffee joint in this country expects its employees to make any coffee drink on the menu at any time of day. Even coffee shops in the North End aren't faux-authentic about when they serve their capps.
              And I _love_ a good cappuccino as an afternoon treat, so I'll definitely stop at Dwelltime the next time I walk home from Kendall and give it a shot. [unintended pun, but I'm keeping it]

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                collinsgavornik RE: collinsgavornik May 24, 2012 07:10 PM

                Don't get me started on on people who order large lattes, though. Only a toddler needs 16oz of whole milk.

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                  Bob Dobalina RE: collinsgavornik May 25, 2012 05:07 AM

                  We're all just being funny, hence the :)

                  And look at you being all milk judgmental. ;)

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              Blumie RE: WilderPenfield May 25, 2012 06:08 AM

              I have been six or eight times and have had uniformly positive experiences. Great service. Great coffee. A very welcome addition to the neighborhood.

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