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Coffee Bytes

In a word: For the agoraphobic U Square resident.

The specs: #0509  
Address, hours & details via Isthmus; reviews at Isthmus, The Sconz, listing at EatDrinkMadison; official web site.

JM ate the ham and cheese wrap with a hot cider.
Nichole ate the seven bean soup with a spice latte.
W split a chocolate muffin.
The bill was $17, or $8.50/person, plus tip.
JM gave Coffee Bytes a C-; Nichole gave Coffee Bytes a C+ (see our grading rubric).

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Wrap and soup

Coffee Bytes in University Square is a decent place to study. At five on a weeknight we could barely find a place to sit (although why students use four tops to hold two or fewer actual people seemed a little greedy). The food here is good enough to tide you over between classes, but not quite good enough for a special trip. And with all the great and even good coffee shops just two blocks over... the "bytes" part of the name seemed even the more appropriate.

JM's ham and cheese wrap (#46) was ham, provolone, and green leaf lettuce in a veggie tortilla, with DIY condiments. Its flavor reminded one of nothing so much as 7-11 fare. The 7-bean soup, latte, and cider were all somewhat watery, and smelled more enticing than they tasted. The muffin, too, was dry, crumbly and weak on flavor, inspiring JM to quip "with four weaks, it's more like a month."

So. It may sound harsh, but we'll probably grab our eight bits somewhere else.


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