Monday, July 30, 2012

Diesel Cafe, Somerville,MA

Wandering along the streets of Somerville with my friend, we stumbled upon this small garage looking building called Diesel Café.  Established in 1999, it offers a wide variety of coffee as well as sandwich and pastry selections. The Building had lots of seating both towards the front of the shop as well as towards the back. They have a garage that they usually open during nice weather. It has some features that make it slightly stand out from other coffee shops in the area, including a few pool tables and an old black and white photography booth. The wall décor is also unusual, with caged tunnel lights on the walls and the menu on chalk boards. Serving coffee from Intelligentsia Coffee and Stumptown Coffee, if you get it to have there they do serve some coffee in coffee mugs but also in tall beer glasses. They also sell coffee bags, some from counter culture coffee and all the coffee this shop uses is direct trade.some countries include but arent limited to Panama, Honduras,and Brazil. The environment including staff is very welcoming. most of the cliental was  students working on laptops and business people from age thirty to ninety. The cliental as well as the staff seemed very ethnically diverse. The only downside to this café is you have to pay for Wi-Fi.  I would absolutely recommend this place over the Starbucks (across the street) or the Dunkin Donuts (a block away).  Diesel Café is located at 257 Elm St Somerville, MA and their phone number is 617-629-8717.

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