Swim Cafe

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 […]


Grindcore House

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Can a place like Grindcore House live up to its name? We weigh the pluses and minuses of vegan baking start-ups, dog-friendly communities, scenesters vs punx ,and the notion of ‘art through adversity’.

Cafe Ambrosia, Savannah, GA

Cafe Ambrosia

Savannah, Georgia

cast of characters: pop: seasoned world traveler, coffee aesthete, perfectionist son: uptight prosewriting provocateur wanda: mountain woman soulpatch: failed SCAD hack, opportunist, venice beach reject cashier: current SCAD student ms. soulpatch (offstage): condescending masculine female

CAFE TABLEAUX is a compendium of literary, anecdotal musings on coffeeshop and cafe culture.

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