Having lived 7 years in the pacific northwest, I know a good espresso drink from a bad one. And I've had nothing but good ones at Brew. Most places in the Midwest don't know how to do an espresso drink, but here they do.
I always get the Cobb salad, terrific bargain, a huge salad with avocado, marinated olives, lots of blue chese crumbles, and of course egg, lettuce and all the rest. A good meal for around $8 I think it was.
The music is never irritatingly conventional, always interesting. Lots of people hang out with computers, read, have business meetings, or meet friends in the back where there are living-room type chairs, sofas, and lamps.
Service has always been very good. Lots of young energy.