Late one night in early June of 1999 I walked out of the Burren, an Irish pub on Elm Street in Somerville, with a friend and we wandered a couple doors down to the Diesel Cafe, which had opened a few days earlier. We ordered drinks, sat down and, with the garage-style door opened, watched people move through Davis Square.
I've been a steady customer since, and today is the 10th anniversary of Diesel's opening. It's one of the places that I can frequently be found with a book or my laptop. I was there this afternoon to have some soup and a double espresso (see emptied cup in photo), of which they pour some of the best shots in Greater Boston.
Happy anniversary, Diesel.