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.


Gorilla Coffee

Gorilla Coffee

Brooklyn, New York

Review by cafe tableaux: The coffee is roasted on-site and it’s absolutely WONDERFUL. I’d definitely order a drink on the go…


Jittery Joe’s Five Points

Jittery Joe’s Five Points

Athens, Georgia

Review by cafe tableaux: there have been 2 shops in my life thus far that usurped my home as consistent theatre of operations or sitting parlour.




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