This coffee house is an amazing place to be. Atmosphere is welcoming (I love the decor), food is finger licking good, especially there Mozzarella, pesto and tomato panini. Service is warm and manager is friendly. If your in town and looking for a place to hang out with a girl/boyfriend or family this is the place to be.
They even have an assortment of board games.
THIS PLACE IS THE BEST...GREAT COFFEE..GREAT ATMOSPHERE...NICE PEOPLE..SERVICE IS GREAT..NOT BETTER PLACE TO GO THAN STEAM HEAT. I CERTAINLY HOPE THAT EYEBALL KID WASN'T TALKING ABOUT PARADIGM COFFEE HOUSE DOWN THE STREET THAT IS BETTER THAN STEAM HEAT..BECAUSE THAT IS A BIG JOKE AND AND UNTRUE JOKE...WOULDN'T LET MY DOG TO THERE..
The weekday mid-day counter person is not welcoming. She acts like you're there for HER. She's arrogant and condescending.
As of November, 2007, this shop does not offer plain water, even though the Salem water quality, right from the tap, is among the best in the country. Instead, they only SELL bottled water, which is likely of a lesser quality. Go figure.
Desserts and other menu items are slightly above average.
There's another espresso shop about a half mile north on River Road that's far more welcoming, and they have decent drinks as well. It's worth the drive.