I love Espresso Profeta because it has a point of view that trickles down to all aspects of the experience of the place. Espresso is in their name and that's what they do. You can have an espresso or any of the variations thereof (Americano, cappuccino, Italiano, etc.). They also have teas. Comestibles include savory breads (like olive), sweet breads (like white chocolate), cookies and sometimes brownies. That's mostly it. There's the occasional cupcake.
It's the kind of establishment where you often hear people asking for recommendations. Happily, you also hear servers taking the questions seriously and replying thoughtfully. It matters to them. And so it was that I settled on the white chocolate bread one of the times that I visited, and the cashew banana bread another time.
When I ordered a decaf cappuccino the first time I said that I wanted it dry, foam only. I've gotten into the habit of saying that because I hate cappuccinos that are really milky and watery. "We only do our milk one way," the server said, "But I'll do a short." He didn't like the first one he prepared, so he poured it out. "Just a second -- I have to recalibrate for decaf." They're very specific, but it works. The cappuccino was delicious. Espresso, which I ordered on other occasions, is served with sparkling water on the side.
This picture captures my second go-round, which included cappuccino. I'd already had an espresso and half of the white chocolate bread. It was moist and sweet and good. The banana cashew bread that I had on another visit had a wonderfully voluptuous quality.
By the way, I noticed that a toast and nutella combo is available for $3.75. You get either 7 grain or brioche toasted and served with nutella and berries.
Now let's talk about the setting.