The verdict? Great vibes.
It may have something to do with my frame of mind on this cosy day, but I love it here.
They're playing pop music, but not too loud. I was able to put in earbuds and listen to my Autumn playlist (sshh) and revel in the dreamy jazz in my own little world. It sits on a corner, nestled in a neighborhood, giving it a small town feel without the isolation. The downtown skyline is just behind those trees. The people are friendly, there's coffee and chatter. And after the rain this morning, it's a perfect place to be this afternoon.
It's cheerful and busy, and full of conversation. Not a place to go for quiet necessarily, but a great place to go for life, a gentle bustle of activity; company. It has a feeling more like a cheerful restaurant than some of the quieter coffeeshops. But it's still a good place to write and think.
There's hgtv on in case you're bored, you can order a glass of wine or some food. But some of us are just reading: books, maps, or laptops, sipping coffee. Quite a few people come in with little children; it's a great place to people-watch... all kinds of people; old and young; some in well-put-together outfits, and others more casual, like me.
Today I wore camo pants and flannel shirt, no makeup; it's a chilly Saturday, absolutely delightful pre-autumn raininess and clouds. The sky is grey and small groups of birds swoop between buildings. In the distance I'm beginning to hear geese calling.