Fonte Coffee Roasters & Wine Bar Adjoining the Four Seasons"/>
The new Fonte Cafe & Wine Bar is a swanky, sweet little spot in which to meet a friend -- not just a cafe, not quite a bar, especially if it's that time of the day when one of you is off the clock (read: wanting to drink vinho verde) and one of you is on the clock. The interior is slick but dark, with brown leather, metal detailing, and plenty of ambient lighting. It also gives Four Seasons patrons somewhere comfortable to lounge, seeing as how ART is as cold as a fart inside a dead eskimo.
The beverage selection is a succinct list of wines that run the gamut of world wine regions, along with three taps that were pretty darn exciting: Unibroue's Ephemere, Reichdorff Kolsch, and Hale's Troll Porter. The baked goods look top notch, croissants with above average shatter and a sampling of scones that makes you wish the place were bigger so they could handle tea time. The cafe also offers a variety of lunch items packaged to go. Fonte supplies many luxury hotels around the country, including the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas, but the roaster is better known locally through Uptown Espresso. (Fonte Coffee Roaster & Wine Bar, 1321 First Ave, open daily--Mon-Thu 6:00am-9:00pm, Fri 6:00am-10:00pm, Sat 7:00am-10:00pm, Sun 7:00am-7:00pm)