It’s amazing how many coffeehouses have come and gone in this same spot: Coffee Luvers, Patima’s Organic Coffee, Angelo’s Café…there may have been others. Ilana’s Coffee isn’t that different from the previous places. They offer the standard things you’d find at a coffeehouse.
- Food: 3/5 – You’ll find baked goods from City Baking Co., sandwiches (deli, Vietnamese), salads, quiche and bagels. The combination Vietnamese sandwich ($4.25) was stuffed generously with thinly sliced chewy cold cuts, pickled carrots and daikon, cilantro, jalapeno, mayo and pate; the bread is nicely toasted so it’s crispy on the outside, soft on the inside - pretty decent.
- Coffee: 2/5 – They have the usual espresso drinks plus bubble tea. The latte is weak with no foam art but it’s not bitter.
- Plugs: 1/5 – Spotted one at the very back
- Wi-fi: 4/5 – No password needed, insecure, free, unlimited, good speed
- Ambiance: 2/5 – Not much ambiance, quiet place, clean, yellow walls, Asian plants for good luck, homey in a way
- Noise: 4/5 – Softly playing music, hum of refrigerator, traffic, people are quiet
- Parking: 2/5 – Hit or miss, can be challenging but if you’re lucky there are all day spaces around
- Comfort: 4/5 – Chairs are padded, small tables, tables aren’t too close together
- Bathroom: 3/5 – one unisex restroom
- Art: 2/5 – no art
Tips: They have many grab and go bottled drinks. It’s a nice enough place but doesn’t offer anything too unique or special.
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