Swim Cafe

Chicago, Illinois

Review by cafe tableaux: John Hughes died a that week. A cartoon of his boyish, bemulletted visage was flattened into the Chicago weekly stacked by the entrance.


Red Hook Coffee and Tea

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Review by cafe tableaux: Thank you! Say Hi next time, I’m not all that mean, really.


Zoka Greenlake

Zoka Greenlake

Seattle, Washington

Review by cafe tableaux: There is a nice phenomenon in some cities, say, Portland, OR, where small intersections deep within residential districts swell slightly with a commercial hub.




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