Build a trendy cafe near Davis Square, and the latte crowd will come. True Grounds opened near Davis in Ball Square in March, and already regulars stand at the counter saying things like, "Oh, I always get the apple gorgonzola salad and a macchiato." In a comfy space fit for the cast of "Friends," this coffee bar proffers all the 'cinos, au laits, and chais that make a good java joint. Loose teas, squeezed-to-order juices, and frothy smoothies round out the drinks.
Simple sandwiches on good bread (the sundried tomato mayo on the turkey-and-Swiss is a nice touch), salads, and breakfast sandwiches offer fuel for those on endless WiFi Internet surfs. Don't miss the buttery banana bread and the build-your-own-sandwiches; they'll add anything they've got -- from boursin cheese to Fluff. True Grounds 717 Broadway, Ball Square, Somerville. 617-591-9559.