Best of Boston 2007 Coffee Shop
563 Columbus Ave.
Its not hard to miss Uptown Espresso, tucked into the first floor of a townhouse in the South Endalthough once you know its there, its virtually impossible to walk past. The coffee, a dark roast from upstate New York, is bracing without being overwhelming; tea lovers can choose from more than 20 blends. Order an iced espresso, latte, or steamer to go, or settle in for a quiet moment on the sunny glassed-in porch.