Wednesday, February 22, 2006
What is your favorite local coffee shop? As I frequent many of these places I have certain reasons I go to one place rather than another. I use to be a faithful Radina's goer. I liked the coffee the atmosphere, wireless internet, music choice, art displayed. This year I have transitioned into spending most of my time at Bluestem. I can't really tell you why. I think I discovered I liked the coffee flavor better, the music is really good. There is more distance inbetween each table which prevents me from eavesdropping. A lot of my appointments choose to meet me here, plus there seems to be more foot-traffic here (i'm at bluestem now, so wireless is obviously an attration). I like the idea of going to Panera, but it is a little out of the way. It is definitely a good spot if you don't want to smell and if you don't want to bump into students. I don't really like Hastings, too many distractions with all the books and magazines to look at, plus the music choices aren't my favorite. Of course there is the beloved Union Station in Union with the 'Starbucks'. The air quotes are because the coffee really doesn't ever taste like the real deal, I'm not exactly sure why. However, kudos to the dude that changed the music, he's my hero. The xylophones are gone! And now there are awesome mixes of Sufjan Stevens, Coldplay, Ben Harper, and many more of my own personal favorites. I'll be spending more time there because of this. So, where do all of your locals frequent? And for those of you out-of-towners (funny movie by the way) why do you go where you go?