Light-filled Ch’Ava Cafe, with its large tables, uberfriendly baristas, free Wi-Fi, and potted orchids (the owner’s mother takes care of the plants), has a nice atmosphere for working or chatting with friends. And the food ain’t bad either. The sandwiches, soups, and salads change seasonally, except for a favorite or two like the cashew butter, fig preserve, and melted Gruyere sandwich. Just slightly sweet with a lovely crunch, it's worth keeping around. Other offerings might include a braised short-rib sandwich with curried yogurt, mushroom ragout with a goat cheese whip, pork rib stew with white beans, and roasted pumpkin soup with thyme creme fraiche. Intelligentsia supplies the single-origin coffee, which you can get brewed on the cafe's Clover machine.
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