I have an new Cafe also and LOVE it. The longer wheelbase of 57 inches makes it more stable, but it's still not too long, as is a long wheel based bent.
To the original poster......keep test riding different recumbents. You tested how many, two? That's not enough. If you have dealers near you that have several to many different brands and models, go test as many as possible. Then narrow it down to two or three. Try and give each of the final two or three a long test ride, of an hour or two. Then you'll know which one is right for you.
Bacchetta Cafe (bent)
Rans Cruz ( crankforward)
Penninger ( delta trike)