Swim Cafe

Chicago, Illinois

I told someone the other day that the most boring drive of my life was from Chicago to Kansas City. I’ve done some pretty boring drives: I16 from Macon to I95 (fuck you, Kite, GA!), LA to San Francisco (or thereabouts), any US road with three (3) or more CVSs, I40 through Oklahoma and the […]


Mighty-O Donuts

Mighty O Donuts

Seattle, Washington

I am completely aware that one of the policies of Cafe Tableaux is to not review establishments whose sole focus is to serve food. I am also aware that many of these policies are potentially dooming the site to failure, although not that rule in particular, so I am using an executive privilege to register […]


Java Break; Lawrence, KS

Java Break

Lawrence, Kansas

Cafe Tableaux On the Road, Summer 2012.
Chapter 9: The Final Chapter
We find our heroes laying back in an ‘open 24hrs’ Lawrence coffeeshop, arguing over the changes one makes to stay culturally relevant, whether one is a rock band or a suburban dad.




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