What was particularly impressive was the drip coffee. One of the best ways to judge a coffee shop, is how tasty the drip coffee is. From my experience, drip coffee is easy to make, but hard to keep it flavorful and interesting resulting in a "wow." Since I bought a bag of coffee, I received a medium sized cup of drip (Ethiopian Yirgacheffe) for free! Let me tell you, wow! It was flavorful, pleasantly warm (not scalding), and tasted fresh. The jasmine and honey notes were particularly noticeable in the taste.
The baristas were engaging, and answered all my questions about the pour over and getting the right filters for it. I will post about that later, but Northside Social serves excellent coffee, and I highly recommend it to anyone if they haven't visited already. I will be reviewing Northside Social in a later post as I hadn't the opportunity to look at prices, offerings, ambiance...etc.