In the midst of the general craziness that can manifest itself on Fourth Avenue, Café Passé is a nice hideout with a European feel, providing a respite from the madness of the world. We've had a year and a half or so to enjoy the patio bar and it has become one of the city's most enjoyable venues, hosting an interesting mix of music, from month-long singer-songwriter residencies to jazz combos to country acts. Combine that atmosphere with delicious small plates, barista-perfected coffee and an adventurous menu of craft cocktails; why wouldn't you hang out here?
2458 N. Campbell Ave.
245 E. Congress St.
—Not sure if they mean the Mexicanish restaurant chain or the actual divide between countries: One vote for "on the border"