Tuscany has great coffee, much better than Starbucks, which is good for them because no less than 6 Starbucks are within a short walk away. The Cafe also offers a number of breakfast and lunch items. They have very good baked goods (try the muffins and bagels), breakfast sandwiches (from a microwave, but very tasty), and deli meats (coffee doesn?t go well with salami, but their fruity smoothie concoctions do). While the food is quite good, what keeps the regulars coming back in droves is a combination of expertly prepared, delicious espresso drinks and fast, friendly service. As a heavy espresso drinker, I feel confident in my estimation that Tuscany coffee is very high quality, better than all the surrounding competition. But the key here really is the service. Espresso just isn?t the same when it comes from the push of a button and is handed over by someone who doesn?t appreciate fine coffee. At Tuscany, every shot is hand prepared by baristas with extensive training. They really seem to enjoy serving coffee and they do it fast (I have seen them process huge lines of people with surprising speed and accuracy). If you are looking for a great first cup of joe, a quad shot to get you through a long meeting, or a full breakfast and lunch menu, all served up fast and fresh, Tuscany is your best shot in downtown.
Pros: Service, Espresso, Baked Goods
Cons: Busy at Breakfast