If you live or work downtown, Forthright should be added to your breakfast and lunch rotation. The light, bright space is polished enough for a work meeting, but casual enough for you to stop by solo for a (very good) avocado toast and coffee. While they serve cocktails until 7pm, the vibe here currently is much better suited for daytime eating experiences - including brunch, which this place is also great for.
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