Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sunday Scribblings - Coffee

It's time for Sunday Scribblings... See the link in my side bar to visit all the writers that submitted pieces. The prompt this week is coffee.

Coffee, and Other Things I Love

I love coffee. Dark, hot, swirling liquid. It can be black, creamy, sweet, flavored. I rarely met a cup I couldn't enjoy. We have a local coffee house that I love to visit. It's called "The Library Coffee House" and is filled with local arts and crafts to purchase, homemade pastries and meals, and shelves filled with books. The books are not for sale, they are to read while you enjoy your coffee. You select a book and before you leave, you place it on a special reserved shelf to pick up and read the next time. It's a way to draw you back for another visit.

I don't need the draw of the book to get me back. The coffee is superb. My favorite is a vanilla latte. Simple, smooth, slightly sweet. People sit alone reading in a cushy chair or sofa, or they gather in little groups around tables for conversation. The coffee house has guest singers and musicians on several evenings. Some I know and love (Laurie Roberts is one of those, and my niece Nicole used to perform there), and some are new to me.

The atmophere is the draw. Some of my favorite things all gathered together under one roof. Really excellant coffee, books, music, conversation, art... what more could I ask for?

copyright 09/14/08


B. Roan said...

Sounds like the perfect combination. BJ

tumblewords said...

A lovely post! I recently read of a near-local place offering the same sort of amenities. It sounds like heaven!

susan said...

Sounds like a very cool venue.

char said...

that sounds wonderful!
i love to read with a big mug a coffee. i love the coffee shops here in england, they are always full of students, sat with friends or studying, and theres always lots of art on the walls. they can be a very inspiring place.
thank you for the comment :)

Donna said...

I Love coffee! Well written sweetie!! Happy week to you!!hughugs

skoots1mom said...

makes me want some coffe, now!
we have a little coffee shop that sounds a lot like the one you described...what a great place to sit, listen, catch and just ponder.
The older I get the more I love these moments
come and visit any time!

Silver Valley Girl said...

I love that place. Maybe we can visit it together on Saturday!!! See you soon!

anthonynorth said...

I've occasionally come across a little tea shop with books. They are such lovely, quiet and friendly places.

Nita Jo said...

Thanks for all the comments! SVG I'm a "yes" for Saturday. And for the non-coffee drinkers (which I am occasionally) they carry a large selection of teas, plus make all kinds of fruit smoothies, Italian Sodas, spiced ciders... Maybe I should get paid for this ad! Ha! A Chai Frozen Cow sounds delicious right at this moment!

texasblu said...

I love your description of the place - if I were a coffee drinker I could really dig a place like that. :)

Sorry it took me so long to get back to you - I have 7 kids and sometimes it stifles my blogging, but I always get around to visiting those who visit me - thanks for your kind words last week!