On this Monday, I’m joining Lisa Leonard in saying Hello to the world and my favorite coffee shop.
Meet Chris, owner of Ole Sal’s.
He makes the best brownies and broccoli cheese soup in town. I don’t frivolously give compliments like that.
Rumor has it, he waded into to river for that green buoy. It’s not like he stole it or anything. It was just randomly floating down the river. It’s amazing the things you find floating down stream, especially after a big spring rain.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, my husband and his sister attended school with Chris and his brother. It’s a small world after all.
This is Chris’s coffee shop.
It’s a relaxed, throw your feet up on the coffee table kind of place. It’s almost like going to your grandma’s attic.
And there’s a boat hanging from the ceiling. Your grandma probably doesn’t have a boat on her ceiling, but all the rest is the same.
I’m sure of it.
Here’s more of the ceiling.
It’s easy to get a bit freaked out when you look up.
Part of me thinks it’s absolutely awesome to hang your junk on the ceiling, but the other part of me feels very small and vulnerable when I’m sitting under the hood of a Jeep.
Everywhere you look there is art in some form. Either paintings from local artists or vintage pieces displayed all haphazardly or random signs on the ceiling.
If you are a minimalist neat freak, having a coffee in this café may give you high blood pressure, but to me, it feels cozy – homey even.
Not only do they serve coffee and brownies, but they have a variety of ice-creams, soups, sandwiches and desserts. Everything is homemade and very reasonably priced.
FringeKid is partial to their fancy sodas, especially Saranac’s Shirley Temple.
She chugs it down like a drunken pirate.
Ahoy, me hearties! And, skuttle me skippers. I’ll have me a Shirley Temple. Arghhhhh….
I hope there’s not a pirate’s ship in her future.
FringeMan and I often visit this coffee shop on our “dates”. It’s the perfect place to go hang out. I can write many posts on the coffee house conversations we’ve had with the most interesting people. It’s always our pleasure.
So, what about you? Do you have a favorite place to go hang out in your area?