25 June 2006

Espresso and Coffee in Bend

On our recent trip to Bend, OR, I had to of course scope out a good place for espresso (and WiFi). Starbucks doesn't count. I was happy to find Bellatazza, right in downtown. They had WiFi (with plenty of folks using it), and great espresso - damn good in fact. I had three espresso macchiato's (this is the real kind, not that abomination of a latte that Starbucks makes; i.e. a doppio with just a tiny layer of foam on top, and well done foam at that). Very good. My wife had assorted mochas and other such fru-fru drinks, and enjoyed them as well. They also had paninis they'd grill up right there for you. Good place. There were a bunch of other indi coffee shops, but I didn't have enough time to give others a shot, and Bellatazza was so good that I was less motivated to be potentially disappointed.


Anonymous said...

Have you tried Thump Coffee in Bend? It's on Minnesota Ave. and it's the real deal!

Chris said...

Wow, digging up a way old post :) I haven't tried Thump, but will put it at the top of my list for the next time I'm in Bend. Bummer timing, as I was just there a couple weeks ago. Thanks for the tip.