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.


Calistoga Roastery

Calistoga Roastery

Calistoga, California

Review by cafe tableaux: nearly every table was full of idle regulars at 8am on a friday and the decor could best be described as tgi friday’s


java lords, atlanta

Java Lords

Atlanta, Georgia

Review by cafe tableaux: For fuck’s sake, one of them was wearing one of those Bluetooth ear things for his cell phone when he took our orders!




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