Wired Espresso Cafe
If you’ve ever been to Wired (115 N. State St, Jackson), or just seen it as you passed by, you probably didn’t think of it as a place to eat. I only thought of it because eating is pretty much all I ever think about.
The chicken salad sandwich was straightforward and basic. Though there was nothing extraordinary about it, it was definitely solid. The ingredients (especially the bread) were of above-average quality and everything went together well. It was a thoughtful sandwich, if not an inspired one.
The roast beef and chipotle sandwich was slightly more interesting and also enjoyable–it was basically a reuben but with roast beef and some extra spiciness. I could have done with a higher filling-to-bread ratio, but I was otherwise happy with it.
You might not want to go too far out of your way to eat there, but Wired seems to put more effort into their food than coffee places often do. I was pleasantly surprised by my meal, and I plan to put it into my lunchtime rotation. The friendly service, the attractive and interesting and decor, and the free wireless make it worth a visit even if you’re not a coffee drinker.
And as for the coffee–I don’t claim to be extremely discriminating, but I’ve enjoyed the espresso and espresso drinks I’ve had at Wired. In fact, on one of my visits the barista/owner was unsatisfied with the first espresso he pulled for me so he dumped it out and started over. This seemed like a good sign to me.