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.


Satellite Coffeeshop

Satellite Coffeeshop

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Review by cafe tableaux: Punks eating vegan treats, ‘bike shop’ bagels, and kale smoothies. Bring your own mug for a random discount.


Java Monkey

Java Monkey

Decatur, Georgia

Review by cafe tableaux: Funny how we feel the need to go somewhere with others, rather than just inviting someone over to drink coffee.




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