|Some proper-looking espresso. Photo: Erin Meister
It can seem like the only thing harder than navigating the labyrinthine menu at a coffee shop is finding one that's worth the hassle. Decoding the signals of a great café isn't always as hard as it may seem: click through for five easy things to look for when trying to determine if unfamiliar territory is the caffeinated friend or foe.
Five signs of a great café -- from silent lattes to barista interrogation -- after the jump.