Pretty much everyone in our office goes to Brigante at least once in a while because it’s conveniently located just downstairs from our office. During the week, it’s usually full of well-heeled lawyers, but don’t let that intimidate you. This Italian cafe has really good food (including fresh pasta, pizza, and great salads). Although the coffee is a bit expensive, I’d say it’s worth it—their freddo cappuccinos come in a giant cup, and the hot cappuccinos are a little on the milky side but definitely strong. And if you crave a quick sandwich to go, stop here. Roast beef and gorgonzola on a bun, prosciutto and pesto on a mini baguette—the options are all good.