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.


Broadway Cafe

Broadway Cafe

Kansas City, Missouri

Review by cafe tableaux: tableauxist spends the day Kansas City talking to anyone who’ll listen about a disfigured character spotted in the cafe.


Method Coffee Bar and Tea Lounge

Method Coffee Bar and Tea Lounge

Decatur, Georgia

Review by cafe tableaux: The proprietor was polite and offered one of his espresso roasts as they went into a strained sounding reminiscence of the Ethiopian…




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