If Starbucks is the North Pole of the café continuum, DIESEL CAFE is the South: one of a kind, singular, quirky, unique. (Happy, Roget?) It hits all the baseline fine-café requisites: excellent fair-trade espresso drinks, filter coffees, hot chocolates, and teas. Plus, there are fine pastries, salads, and sandwiches, as well as lots of outlets for would-be writers to juice up their laptops. And if you’re not clacking away at the next Great American Blog Post, you can always entertain yourself with the fascinating hipster/bohemian-watching or a game of billiards.
DIESEL CAFE | 257 Elm Street, Somerville | 617.629.8717 | diesel-cafe.com