Can you say overnight sensation? That’s what this iteration of the North Beach stalwart has become in practically no time. It’s way hard to find a seat in this constantly crowded yellow-and-red hued espresso-ery, but we muscled our way in on a stormy Saturday afternoon for quiche, pizza and full-bodied lattes. We could have snagged a sandwich, panini, salad, sweet treat and tea just as easily. Queue up at the breathtaking pastry case—can you gain weight just from looking?—then scramble for a bistro table and settle in for some serious people watching. It’s the perfect spot to fortify yourself for heavy duty Piedmont Avenue shopping. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.