Bosta Coffee & Wine opened its doors a couple of weeks ago in the quiet Museum District. By day, it's a coffee shop, but by night it serves up wine, beer and sophisticated bar snacks. The coffee beans are provided by Greenway Coffee & Tea (so you know what's being served is top notch); the food offerings for breakfast, lunch and dinner were crafted by executive chef Justin Basye, and pastries come from the great mind of pastry chef Chris Leung.
The white interior walls shine through the tall glass windows facing Binz Street. As you step inside, you're greeted with expansive ceilings and a circular, centrally-located bar. Even in the early hours of a Monday morning, the barista was cheery and welcoming.
Here's two items that paired well with a cappuccino to go:
Three small warm buttermilk biscuits came with a side of thick, smooth honey butter.
The almond mango muffin was covered with a streusel topping of finely shaved almonds and filled with tender, chewy bites of mango. The delicate interior combined the mango and almonds was not overpoweringly sweet, just as a muffin should be.
If you have more time, plan to watch the baristas whip together lattes, cappuccinos and macchiatos, and prepare other breakfast dishes, like a croque monsieur, pain au jambon, or bagel and lox. Or come in at night and have a glass of wine while munching on marinated olives, and cheese and meat plates.
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