Caffiend: Dolce Espresso's White Caramel Mocha
The interior decor is very colorful and bohemian, save for the giant plasma screen TVs -- but this is a "video coffee bar," after all. If visitors don't want to lounge in front of the tube or read some of the many magazines inside, there's also an outside patio shaded by a green canopy. That's where we took our java on a recent visit; we discovered that their mini replica of the statue of David is interesting to study while slurping White Caramel Mocha.
Dolce Espresso's White Caramel Mocha is divine in its own right: a smooth, subtle roast coffee, blended with white Ghirardelli chocolate, and topped with whipped cream and ribbons of real caramel. There may not be much caffeine in it, but the sugar content alone is enough to amp you up for a few hours.
The flavor was sweet and creamy, but not overly rich like many dark chocolate mochas. We give the White Caramel Mocha two thumbs up, but we're bummed that Dolce was out of their "Going Bananas" go coffee. Ah well, we'll just have to go back. Soon.