Although Good Coffee by Jung bros gives top billing to its caffeinated beverages, there's more to this cafe than drinks. The team here also amplifies classic cafe dishes, creating hearty bowls of soup served with cheese bread, for instance, as well as zesty pizzas. Their inventive chefs, along with serving waffles for breakfast, also use them as the base for savory sandwiches.
If they were playing a game of word association, the team behind Kingdom Coffee & Cycles would have a hard time coming up with just one answer for "craftsmanship." These guys devote their skills and labor to two things, bikes and coffee, and they happen to excel at both. Come in, drop off your bike for a tuneup or major overhaul, and order an espresso drink while you're at it. Of course, you don't need a bike to enjoy a decadent pastry and macchiato.
To mix their love of coffee and BMX biking, business owners Joe West and Jason Strother operate a coffee bar and cycling retail/service space. Schedule a basic tune-up for a fully geared bike of any type—not just BMX— to ensure all gears, sprockets, and chains are properly lubricated with the oil from the top of a jar of natural peanut butter.
A waterfall of shells dangles above the mantel, upon which a parrot perches. The bar is crafted from carved wood and framed with transoms of stained glass. Walking through the door at Cafe Cusco, it's difficult for guests not to be enchanted by the interior, especially if they're lucky enough to score one of the sumptuous booths, whose wood and stained glass echo the bar, and whose tapestry-wrapped cushions cosset them better than their mother's lap. This decor sets the scene for comforting plates of Peruvian food such as lomo saltado, with its zesty tamari sauce and tomatoes, and arroz con mariscos, a tumble of seafood and rice cooked with white wine and red pepper.