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.


Sureshot Coffee and Pinball

Sureshot Coffee and Pinball

Seattle, Washington

Review by cafe tableaux: Coffeeshops in the city are the magnetic answers to the Situationist’s unasked question: Where do I go and Where do I go to the bathroom?


Four Star Coffee Bar

Four Star Coffee Bar

Fort Worth, Texas

Review by cafe tableaux: I drank my thin black coffee from a heat resistant Styrofoam cup, the kind which is covered in some sort of grip…




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