Cafe Culture Du Monde
It’s no secret that I love taking a break for a coffee. I love Starbucks for its convenience and it’s consistency, but really I love the cafe culture. Everywhere I go I look forward to finding a new cafe. I love people watching, I love relaxing and reading a good book, and I love just being still. Here at home, I find the only latte I like is ether at Starbucks or at the restaurants in town (we really need a good coffee shop-one that will never put Hershey’s syrup in a mocha). So if am not eating a meal, I need a cafe. Or a coffee shop. Or a bookstore. Or a bakery. That seems a little confusing but finding your next good cup of espresso and steamed milk isn’t always obvious. These coffee bars are hiding in all kinds of different businesses. In fact, coffee shops in America are usually for greasy meals and just plain joe. Cafes can be for lunches and brunches and may or may not have espresso. Bakeries may have espresso and tables outside, or they may not.
I know where to go locally, but when I head out on a trip I try to get the heads up from places like Yelp, Trip advisor and the concierge at the hotel. When I went to New Orleans, I obviously had to go to Cafe Du Monde, which my daughter explained to me means coffee of the world. When I went to Haifa, Israel, I found great coffee not far from my hotel, which was fantastic after running through the rain to get to Habank. I can’t wait to try high tea in England. Earlier today I read this post about the comfort of a cuppa by Krista and wholeheartedly agreed. Getting a latte is about holding a warm mug, pausing, and enjoying the company and the view. Where do you unwind on the road? Do you have a favorite coffee place? Link to it the comments!
A spicy mocha in Seattle @ El Diablo
A Latte in Carpenteria @Crushcakes
HaBank after the rain.
A quick stop @ Kapiot in Haifa, Israel.
Little Italy, San Diego
Turkish coffee in Israel