I don't understand how a city with a reputation for great espresso can make such bad espresso so popular.
Several times at different uptown locations I have tried espresso and cappuccinos and have been amazed at how poor they taste. I rarely go to starbucks; however, the times I have the superautomatic machines with charred coffee beans have managed to pull me a better shot.
Pros: atmosphere, locations
Cons: , taste, taste