Short Description: Tiny cafe with frills and shop-roasted coffee.

Long Description: Most likely, you won’t be able to find a seat at Sterling Coffee Roasters on 21st Ave. However, Sterling manages to bring an elite coffee experience that often feels like it is directly influenced by mainstream wine-fanaticism. Ask for an espresso, and it will come with sparkling water and a small cup of drip coffee to wash the espresso down (they heard people like to coffee while they coffee). Tie-clad baristas professionally ring you up, and will leave you standing awkwardly by the bar until a table becomes available.