If you walk into the newly opened Lindgren's Coffee and Café in Berkeley, it's hard to know what might first delight your eyes or sense of smell.
There's often the aroma of fresh baked pastries from the oven or the coffee roasted on the premises.
The gleaming brass and black coffee roaster from Turkey – about the size of a king's throne – is hard to miss. It sits prominently in the rear, next to a door leading to an outdoor patio.
Or your eyes might be drawn first to a tall contraption of beakers and spiral glass tubes that sits on the food counter and looks like it was dragged out of a graduate chemistry class. That's the cold-drip coffee maker, which takes 24 hours to make a pot of coffee that is remarkably smooth.
A Patch reporter fond of food asked the most popular baked item.
"The most popular, hands-down, is the bacon cheddar scone," said owner Eric Lindgren, who opened the cafe at 2120 Dwight Way on Feb. 17.
Also popular is the ginger scone, he added. He said he has several other varities of scones and is continuing to experiment with different combinations in addition to the other pastries and food and drink offerings.
Also available are beers on tap, wine, sandwiches, breakfast items and more.
He said he's planning a "grand opening" celebration for April 19 with a ribbon-cutting and party at the cafe.