Saturday, July 2, 2011
Cafe Mela @ 784 Humboldt Street
February 19, 2010
**** Illy (i think)
+++++Bond Bond Bakery
Finally found this on the ground level of one of the new high rises that is springing up all around downtown. It's very different from all the other coffee places that I have visited. It's 'classy', European style and not west coast green, or primarily a patisserie. They have modelled it on the classic Viennese Kaffeehaus. It is small, with marble tables, lovely striped satin and antiquey wooden chairs. The coffee was very good. I think Illy, and the croissant was wonderful, served on a plate with a doily.