I am not your half-caf-skim-triple-mocha-w/sprinkle-of-nutmeg coffee drinker. But I do love a good cup of drip and can also appreciate a well-made espresso drink. Cafe Ladro can probably handle any kind of drink order you throw at them, but they also deliver the drink with style and without pretense.
Down to the little swirling design made where the espresso strikes the cream, the baristas at Cafe Ladro pay attention to detail. And it is done in a casual and friendly fashion that almost feels like you're in a friend's kitchen who just bought a state-of-the-art espresso machine. Oh, except they expect you to pay them for it. But the prices are aligned with the going rate anyplace else. And I'd rather spend my money here than hand it to some snobby bean-brewer who doesn't respect the art or have the humor to recognize it's just coffee.