Weekend is for standing in the line and waiting to eat good dessert O:)
Non-starbucks coffee shops PART II
coffee: not bad.
hipsterness: the cafe is pretty small, so yes. but there isn’t a lot of space if coming as a group.
barista: I think she calls herself “latte-artist” because my cup of latte came with flowers/those leafy things drawn in the foam
coffee: I don’t really remember so I guess mediocre?
hipsterness: not very. it’s like a mainstream cafe. there are tables facing the wall that are dedicated for laptop use, and you are not supposed to use laptops at those tables in the middle.
pastry: yes. there’s also food (sandwich, salad, etc..), and beer and wine.
barista: pretty nice
hipsterness: the decor is pretty hipster, but tables are small and low, so not very good for doing work. also not too big of a space - suitable mostly for one person or two people
wifi: no/didn’t ask for password
pastry: yes - they look delicious but I didn’t have one
barista: very friendly. I think she also calls herself “latte-artist” because the foam on top of my latte was in some kind of a pattern
The sadness was form. The happiness content. Happiness filled the space of sadness.”
— The unbearable lightness of being
coffee shops I went to this week that are not Starbucks
Irving Farm Coffee Roasters
hipsterness: there are a quite a few customers wearing their hipster glasses and reading hipster books - may be because there’s not internet, but cafe a bit too crowded and overflown with too many people
barista: one friendly guy. the others are standard.
hipsterness: not very. but good for doing work!
pastry: yes.. i think. but nothing impressive
barista: good and friendly!
hipsterness: it turns into a bar/place to drink but not get crazy, so pretty hipster.
barista: not overly friendly but sing to the music to themselves.
I can only live at places with great food.
Pizza: NYC wins
Ramen: About the same
Ice cream: Bay Area wins
Too many palm trees and too nice in Santa Barbara…
Okay maybe kitty was not amused by my playful pokes =(