I would guess Boomtown has been around, not too long, not too recent. On walking in, I found myself not really loving it. It also smelled like people had smoked in there at one time, but that can't be because it has been around, not too long.
The guys at the counter are really nice. I order the "Clean Sweets" cookies and they are both really awesome! They both tasted, surprisingly good. I say surprising because they don't look very tasty, but they were! They weren't too sweet, but had substance and good texture. On drink, I was planning to order a soy latte but saw the "Salted Caramel", and that's what I got. It was good, but wasn't over the top. I was expecting it to be a lot sweeter, but it wasn't, and I liked that. Also, when they draw the little art on the latte, I unconsciously think it's a better latte, thus a better coffee house. For one, I don't think you can do the art drawing if the foam isn't the correct kind of foam. It usually does taste better too. I have found most baristas at the more commercial coffee houses do not know how to make good foam. But, Boomtown makes really good foam.
Everybody in there is there to do whatever they came to do. It didn't feel like a people watching place, which is nice. It took a little bit, but I liked it and it's right around the corner from my office, which will be a nice place to go when I need to work but want to be out of the office. It's a nice alternative to Antidote.