New coffee shops
Which of these 11 new java spots is the nerdiest?
The Coffee Alley
Coffee nerdery Low. The beans are La Colombe, but the drip has the thin, harsh taste of Starbucks.
Food ambitiousness Medium. A large panini menu is supplemented with Pleasant House savory pies.
How long do you want to spend here? That depends. How do you feel about indoor cobblestone floors? What’s your tolerance for open-mic nights? 1152 W Taylor St (773-663-4650).