This is a premier venue for fresh-roasted imported coffee and espresso, along with fresh quiche, sandwiches, soups and fruit tarts. In a town where you might think that coffee shops would have no future, it turns out they have quite a pastómore than 20 years of a past at the Salt Lake Roasting Company, the venture that basically kicked off the city’s modern-day coffee-house movement. Its exceptional roasts make Salt Lake Roasting Company the brand to give as gifts and to buy for personal consumption. But best of all is simply joining friends for a fresh cup of coffee and a tasty bakery treat. It was the hip place to gather back in the day, and remains so today, even with a burlap bagful of new competitors.