[Not sure I get the cleverness of the title, which might better be “Café Noir”]
Words after take or tie ABOW
Simultaneously ATONEGO [Is this really an idiom?]
Strong suit, slangly BAG [suggests one’s interest more than one’s strength]
Abs paragon SIXPACK [Six pack abs
is a description; they are a paragon of fitness.]
I appreciated the two Shakespeare references.
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = No fun