Coffee nerdery Serious but practical. Bow Truss roasts its own beans (at the Lakeview roastery); when we visited, this shop served one varietal via pour-over and another via drip for those on the go.
Food ambitiousness Unusual. Bow Truss hosts scheduled pop-up pastry vendors (such as B-True, a bakery that uses only whole grains) during the week.
How long do you want to spend here? All signs—no Wi-fi, no public bathroom, no logical place to plug in a laptop—point to getting in, sipping an espresso, and getting out. Those few minutes, however, will be lovely. 406 N Wells St.