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20150824_115636Full Steam Bistro, a steampunk theme cafe is the newest addition to the coffee culture of Boise.

Located on Park Blvd. it’s on the first floor of the new 951 building. It’s a unique location and Full Steam is the neighborhood coffee shop that will define urban living to be sure.
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The coffee shop was not very busy, but they are in the first month of being open. You can tell they are working out all the bugs, but a lot of thought has gone into the details of the shop. The steampunk theme shines through wonderfully. It’s a nice blend of comfort, early 19th century café and a hint of industrial that makes it steampunk.20150824_102648

20150824_102637The thought didn’t stop at the décor. The shops serves baked goods from Gaston’s, local beer and wine, and their coffee is by Caffè Umbria. A coffee roasted in Seattle by a family that has been roasting coffee for generations, staring with the great grandfather who roasted coffee in Perugia, Italy.20150824_115600

I ordered my cappuccino and there was no question of ‘wet or dry’. Good start in my book. They do however only offer a cappuccino in 12, 16 and 20 ounces. If you’ve read any of my other blog entries, you know that I believe anything bigger than an 8 ounce doesn’t qualify in my humble book as a cappuccino. It’s a latte then with foam.

Remember, I am a purveyor of the Italian cappuccino, and this is my search for said concoction in my little corner of the world.20150824_102828

I ordered the small, it was delivered in a to-go cup. I’m not sure if Full Steam has cups to stay. It was also served with a lid on a plate and a dark chocolate. It was a decent cappuccino, but I must admit, the coffee shone through. It was a gorgeous espresso. Can coffee be gorgeous? Hmmmm.20150824_102837

I can see why the folks at Full Steam use Caffè Umbria. It’s simply lovely. Bold and creamy.20150824_112459

There is outside seating at the bistro, they offer a beer and wine menu and it’s nice to have a café in that area of the town where you can grab a coffee with a friend or a glass of wine and unwind.

I must admit, personally, the jury is still out on this new bistro. I have great hopes for them because I can see the void they are filling where they are located. Also, just below the surface is the apparent support the folks at Full Steam have for local artists. I always love that.

20150824_103251Here are some cups a local artist decorated, her name is Roxy, if you want more information on her, stop by Full STeam Bistro.

Such a great idea, cool décor and a feel good atmosphere.

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