Sherman said that the name, Cafe Cito, roughly means "little cafe," but that "cafecito," when said as one word is the name of a coffee drink popular in Cuban communities.
"We try to do a few things especially well," Sherman said. "We're a little cafe that's very serious about its coffee."
Cafe Cito will be preparing beans from the Portland, Ore.-based Stumptown Coffee Roasters with a variety of coffee-making methods -- pour-over, Chemex, and French press and, Sherman said, "an amazing cold brew."
Sherman said the 30-seat cafe, which will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m, will offer table service.
"We want to cater to everybody. Businessmen in suits can come in and have a nice lunch. But you'll feel comfortable wearing shorts and an Orioles cap," said Sherman, who admitted that he falls into the latter category. "I don't like to dress up but I like to eat out in nice places."