Before Top Pot opened, there were two prevailing schools of coffeehouse décor: the Corporate Sterility school and the Smelly Couch school. OK, perhaps that’s too harsh but the Top Pot mini-empire offers a consistent, clubby modernist design sense chain-wide. The stunning downtown location, with its leaning curtain wall façade, is simply one of the most memorable coffeehouses anywhere. It takes the vintage-books motif of the chain to the next level, literally: A staircase leads to the roomy mezzanine. Also, as you may have heard, it has doughnuts.