New coffee shop offers distinct taste

By Christian Horta

B Twentyfour is a new coffee shop that offers a wide selection of coffee, tea and food.

The Affogato is a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It may seem plain and simple, but once it’s served with a warm espresso shot on the side, it changes the dish. It creates a distinct flare to the taste buds.

If the Affogato is consumed with espresso over the ice cream, then it will feel more like a dessert

However, if the customer decides to mix the espresso into the ice cream, then it gives it a creamy, bold taste. The customer can either drink the espresso while enjoying the ice cream or eat the ice cream with the espresso as a topping.

It is potent, bold, sweet and satisfying all at the same time. The aroma is derived directly from the espresso. As the espresso was being poured over the ice cream, it creates an aesthetically pleasing effect.

Another common item at B Twentyfour is their Esquite Avocado Toast. This dish consists of avocado, grilled corn, green onion, jalapeno, cilantro, feta cheese, and a sunny side-up egg, served over a Texas toast.

This type of bread is twice as thick than normal lunch bread, that adds a fluffy texture. It is served as a breakfast item. As the yolk oozes out egg, it adds moisture to the entire toast. The combined ingredients add an overall pesto flavor.

The fact that it’s bread makes it feel similar to eating a pizza. Other breakfast items include bagels with cream cheese, paninis, croissants, and Banh Mi sandwiches a Vietnamese-style sandwich. Additionally, there is a section of assorted pastries at the front, along with various bottled beverages. Each panini is served with a side salad.

A unique choice in their panini line-up is The Workman. The ingredients include garlic infused extra virgin olive oil, smoked turkey, sliced apples, arugula leaves and smoked gouda cheese. The panini bread has a texture, that adds an extra crunch to the sandwich.

The apples inside are warm, but still add a slight crunch, as well as a touch of sweetness. The sandwich has an Italian feel to it, which comes from the garlic infused olive oil combined with the arugula. Located in the community of Lincoln Heights, B Twentyfour sits on the corner of North Broadway and Avenue 24. Some of their menu items are named after the surrounding streets in the area.

The cafe itself is named after the intersection it is located on. B Twentyfour is hard to spot if driving on North Broadway. Parking is available at an off-site parking lot, on North Broadway. Street parking is metered and may have restrictions.

The interior of the cafe is spacious and has an upper level for additional seating. This cafe is great for college students who are looking to do homework. The bench along the wall includes power strip outlets, which are useful for study-goers. Business hours are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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