I am back with another coffee report. I had a post planned for last week, but my plans were changed abruptly. I postponed my trip. I spent this week deciding where to go next. I have a good list full of options.
Today I went to Buttercup Market. I took some knitting, and my Kindle. I haven’t been here for a while, but it was good to re visit. It is a pre-requisite of coffee shops that the baristas must be friendly. Buttercup Market scored well.
Buttercup Market is near campus, and on a ‘non Easter’ Saturday I am sure it would be crowded. I wasn’t alone there, but I did have my pick of tables. There were three girls near by, and I heard them say they were all invited to an ‘Easter’ sleepover. It sounded like great fun.
I also ran into a dear friend, and we had a great talk. I got some knitting done, and enjoyed reading my Kindle. I go to coffee shops and local restaurants to be near people, but not have to interact with them if I want to. I work a job that is customer service/people heavy. Down time is re-charge time.
In a world that is full of ‘sameness’ it is such a delight to explore those places in my town, that are unique to my town. I have said I will not profile Starbucks, because to me, if you have been to one, you have seen them all. They have done a good job of promoting coffee places, but in my town, we have had local coffee places for many years. I first enjoyed my coffee and great times with friends in a coffee shop in the early 80’s. It had been there before that, but we started visiting it on Friday afternoons then. I will visit it again soon, and give you a report.
Celebrate and enjoy the places, the scenery, the people that make your town uniquely your town and your home. Happy Saturday!