I’m joining Lisa Leonard in Saying Hello to Monday and Hello to our downtown Cafe.
I’m a fan of coffee shops.
I almost like the idea of sitting around a coffee shop with friends more than I like the idea of drinking coffee. Does that make any sense?
Little hole in the wall places are usually the best, and this coffee shop on Main Street is definitely a tiny place with a lot of personality.
My son has been wanting to take me to this coffee shop for a long time. He loves their cinnamon rolls, so early Saturday morning, we decided to go visit.
I had a cup of decaf and my kids had a cinnamon roll and a drink. My son chose a fruity blend of hot tea.
We talked about musicians and composers and Shakespeare.
Our conversation may have been influenced by our surroundings; I’m not sure, but my children were into having an intellectual conversation.
If I had known, I wouldn’t have ordered decaf.
You never realize how much liquid a coffee mug holds until you spill it.
These orange mugs hold an awful lot of liquid.
My son accidentally toppled his mug and hot tea went everywhere. Poor kid felt so bad, but we cleaned it up. As they say, accidents happen.
“Honey, spilling a mug of tea is nothing.” I assured. “Once, I set a table on fire.”
My kids couldn’t believe it, but I told them to call my uncle. He loves telling the story.
All I know is that restaurants with candles are dangerous. When I uncovered the bread basket, I never even saw the napkin go right into the flame. My family was all jabbering away, waiting for dinner to come, when the bread basket suddenly went up in flames. Thinking fast, my uncle took a tall glass of ice water and doused the fire.
“Now, that was bad.” I said.
If you remember, our other coffee shop in town has a completely different personality. I like both shops for different reasons
The other shop is much more casual and artistic. I mean, they even had a boat hanging from the ceiling. It’s the type of place where you engage in ridiculous conversations with complete strangers.
This shop is a little more serious. It invites intellectual discussions.
We don’t have any Starbucks or $5 dollar fancy coffees, but we have two wildly diverse cafes, and I think that may be even better than Starbucks.
What about you?
Do you like to hang out in coffee shops?
Are you a Starbucks fan or do you prefer little cafes with lots of personality?