The loading dock-type entrance brings you to this non-descript door. The bicycle ramp is a nice touch...
...though I had to wait for a car to back out to use it. Obviously, there could be some improvement here, or the nearby handicap ramp could be marked for bikes.
Inside, I like the innovative bike rack, using a u-shaped configuration of pipes suspended from the ceiling. Hook the seat over the tubing and it's amazingly stable. No worry about locking your bike or getting scratches from a traditional steel rack. The place provides a stand up pump for public use.
I tried their basic coffee, Black Jersey Blend (Maglianero means"black jersey"). It was a generous sized cup and so yummy that I went back for another. At 50 cents a refill, it was a bargain.
The coffee selection is intriguing, but the pastries could be more extensive. Vegan options abound though the ubiquitous muffins, croissants, and cinnamon rolls were non-existent. The Montreal bagels are yummy, if somewhat unattractive and a bit burned, but they are local, dependable, and cheap. Disappointingly the cafe didn't have any butter. The staff was friendly, especially the chap in wool cycling cap.
I like the premise of the cafe: to support commuters and provide meeting space. A few plants would spiff up the concrete decor. Rock and Roll at 8:30 am is a bit much; a variety of music would appeal to a broader clientele. The space shows promise and, having only opened since May, has plenty of room to grow and should evolve over time. The coffee itself is enough to draw me in for another look.