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Espresso Review……Mojay’s Cafe, San Rafael

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Formerly known as Shaky Grounds, this cafe has a new name so I decided to stop in for a visit. The place is now run by espresso drinkers (and World Cup futbol fans) so I immediately took a liking to the atmosphere.

Mojay’s Cafe is on the 4th St. bike route so it’s a convenient place to stop if you’re riding east-west through San Rafael. The menu seems to have a little bit of everything, including Italian Panini. The tenant next door also happens to be a bike shop: Summit Bicycles.

Okay, okay, so how’s the espresso experience you ask? Well, I give it very high marks:

  1. The presentation is excellent: my espresso was served in an elegant and appropriately sized cup and saucer. On my first visit, the espresso even came with a mini-biscotti and a small spoon (all without having to ask). This was a nice touch and shows a better understanding of espresso culture than one normally finds around here.
  2. The 100% organic espresso tasted just right and had very good crema.
  3. Fresh drinking water is available from a self serve station and Wi-Fi is free.

Now, we’ll see if Mojay’s can deliver all this consistently. If so, I may have found my new favorite espresso stop.

Ebisu in waiting, Mojay's Cafe

Ebisu in waiting, Mojay's Cafe

Written by fridaycyclotouriste

June 25th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

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  1. Have you tried the Panini?


    10 Jul 10 at 1:38 pm

  2. yes, both the chicken and the eggplant. these are grilled panini and they’re not bad, but nothing too exciting.

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