Best Coffeehouse - 2006
Readers' Choice: Kaldi's Coffeehouse
Ten years in, Coffee Cartel's still so picturesque, so inviting, it looks like something out of a sitcom. The outside patio is airy; the inside seating is spacious. The entertainment offerings are endlesswireless Internet, computer consoles, a pool table, Magic Touchand don't even get us started on the jaw-dropping array of eats-and-drinks options. Some coffeehouses cater to students or to the hipster contingent or to snooty java snobs. But this Central West End institution welcomes one and all, and thanks to its generous hours (open 24/7, even on holidays), Coffee Cartel welcomes them at all times.