Monday, October 25, 2010 at 5:07PM
An Italian espresso bar popped up on Friday on the former site of the oddly-named boutique "Love = ?", on Fifth between Douglass and Degraw.
Venticinque is small and sleek, with a small counter and not much in the way of seating. The Italian owner seemed friendly and was eager to show off his gleaming espresso machine.
A small number of breakfast pastries are available, and the coffee is supplied by Counter Culture, which is gaining a reputation for its high quality. I had an espresso; this is good stuff.