Dutch artist Peter Van Kleef's candle-strewn, funky café-bar crackles with creative energy. Van Kleef has a lot to do with the convivial atmosphere; the garrulous owner loves sharing tales about his quirky, floor-to-ceiling collection of mementos, including what he claims are Cassius Clay's boxing gloves and Dorothy's ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz. The café also has a consistently solid calendar of live music, heavy on the jazz side. The drinks are among
the stiffest in town.