The shop offers traditional espresso drinks and bistro fare in a warm, rustic environment. A patio overlooks Munn Park for those who enjoy consuming bistro fare, such as panini sandwiches ($6.95+), salads ($3.95+), and a 24 oz. coffee frappe ($4.05) or a double-shot of espresso ($1.95). While feasting, enjoy the free WiFi in an oxygen-rich outdoor setting, or stay inside to take in the splendor of a 103-year-old brick wall. Black & Brew also features live entertainment such as acoustic music and improv comedy on occasional Friday and Saturday evenings.
The culinary connoisseurs at El Caldo Puertorican Restaurant summon an array of spices, seafood, and meat for a satiating menu of succulent Caribbean fare. Mouths water when close to the thin-sliced palomilla steak ($9), which staggers under the weight of its accompanying onions and optional anvil as it arrives at the table, and bite-size fried chicken ($9) clings to the bone while lounging on plates. The paella’s medley of seafood includes mussels, scallops, and lobster, which join chorizo and beef tips before tickling taste buds ($20). By the end of slurping the seven potencia’s rich seafood broth ($17), diners are sated enough to stop diving for clams at the bottom of their bathtub.
Owner Linda Carr funnels years of food-industry experience and a deep passion for her community into Bagelicious & More, a friendly breakfast and lunch site that slings always-fresh bagels, midday snacks, and low-cal WiFi. Bagels run the flavor gamut from savory asiago to delicately sweet blueberry, and larger, egg-laden breakfasts lend a helping hand to CEOs who accidentally napped through the first two fiscal quarters. Lunch breakers can feast on hearty sandwiches and wraps or leafy salads, and a never-ending supply of Seattle’s Best coffee helps aspiring auctioneers ramp up to top price-shouting speed.