Readers' Choice: Kaldi's Coffee House & Market Bakery
Kaldi's, a one-of-a-kind coffeehouse in the DeMun neighborhood, roasts its own coffee daily at a location at 21st Street and Washington Avenue downtown -- and what a difference it makes! Bring a pound home, whole-bean or ground, and you may end up lingering near the pot for hours. Owners Howard Learner and Suzanne Langlois (a former RFT staff writer) opened this cafe in 1994, and there's something here for every kind of java junkie, with varieties like Guatemala Huehuetango, Ethiopia Sidamo and Tanzania Peaberry. For those who like a smooth brew, the Costa Rica Tarrazu is the closest thing to heaven in a coffee cup.