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The Rookery

Posted on 09 July 2013 by mattbaker

111 Seward St   Juneau, AK 99801

111 Seward St
Juneau, AK 99801

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So excited to find this place start up in-between my 5 year layoff from visiting Juneau. A cool spot centrally located (virtually everything is in Juneau) with a long table down the center that accommodates the alarming amount of cruise ship people needing free internet. The art on the wall is minimal, but the wall paper is very cool with stenciled trees and crows and a huge mural above the bar, making this place great on the eyes. Even better for the eyes, is when I saw the La Marzocco machine and Stumptown coffee signage. However, I was confused when they did not have an 8 oz cup on the menu, and I had to specifically ask for it. The coffee itself had good color, with a small rosetta, but was to hot and the flavor was really disappointing. Very weak cup considering that they have all the right things in place to make a killer drink. At the very least, it was drinkable and accompanied with one of the delicious pastries they sell, it turned out to be a very good experience. They also have light lunch stuff like soup, pie, pastries, sandwiches and beer on tap. Great to see that quality coffee has made it’s way up to the last frontier. Can’t wait till they hammer out the kinks.

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Mod

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The Mod

Posted on 03 March 2013 by mattbaker

2126 Avenue E   Galveston, TX 77550

2126 Avenue E
Galveston, TX 77550

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When I heard about The Mod I became excited. I imagined a place with vespa’s parked outside, The Smiths playing inside and the local artist meeting place. Definitely not the case. The Mod is nice and certainly the best bet in the very confusing town of Galveston. A interesting clientele. Locals mixed with cruise ship passengers makes this a distant and friendly place. A cool brick interior decorated with interesting art on the walls. Sweet snacks, tea, wine are all served at the Mod. I forgot to jot down their machine, because I was to busy writing down their scary names for their coffee concoctions, A grasshopper, Almond Joy and Honeybee to name a few. I have to admit that this was the first time I had ever seen a Hello Kitty tattoo on a man, as he slammed my drink on the counter. The coffee was well over the 8 oz I requested and hotter then Mila Kunis eating ice cream. If this wasn’t the only game in town, I would not go here, but it is your only bet. It is a cool place, just not the best coffee.

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+ Internet
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Urbangrind

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Urban Grind

Posted on 29 November 2012 by mattbaker

962 Marietta Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30318

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I stumbled upon this place in search for a different coffee shop and was pleasantly surprised with my coffee geo cache. Urban Grind is actually that. A urban place with coffee. A small, hip shop with amazing art on the wall. The jazz playing and the couches in the center of the space make this place feel like it’s straight out of the birth of cool. You can relax and enjoy your free internet, cupcakes, vegan treats and ice cream. Unfortunately, that is your best bet here. I ordered a Macchiato and they gave it to me in a 12 oz cup with a lid. The machine leaves a little something to be desired and could be fit into a microwave. Even though the coffee was a bust, this place is a great place to hang. If you are looking for a place to kick it, this is it!

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ALlcity

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All City Coffee

Posted on 28 November 2012 by mattbaker

1205 South Vale Street
Seattle, WA 98108

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I am a little biased toward this place since I used to live above it and still live only a block away. This spot is what the industrial arts district of Georgetown rotates around. This place is one of the only coffee shops in Seattle that actually has a local community feel to it. Lots of light, ads for art studios, dogs and great art on the walls. This is one of my favorite spots in all of the city. It has changed over the 6+ years I have lived in the neighborhood. It used to be littered with gutterpunks pokies online free, georgetown debates and people playing guitars, but has made way for more of a tattooed graphic designer hangout. It has raised it’s prices over the years, but still remains a great place to grab a cup. The coffee is always good with a Vita Bean and a La Marzocco. What the barista’s lack in social skills, they make up with their espresso drinks. The owners know what they are doing and all work hard to constantly upgrade the atmosphere and equipment. A must stop if you find yourself in our little hole in the wall neighborhood.

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Gene Cafe

Posted on 24 October 2012 by mattbaker

2404 Main Street
Vancouver, BC V5T, Canada

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A real awesome place on the corner of a block full of great shops and restaurants. It is the pointy part of a triangle shaped building and is a unique place to hang. A lot of hipsters kicking it, a lot of natural light that allows the hipsters to keep their sunglasses on while they hang out. Not a lot of places to sit, but the coffee is delicious. They have a fancy La Marzoca and lay down the goods on every drink I have ever ordered there.

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Cafesola

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Caffe Sola

Posted on 16 October 2012 by mattbaker

38 23 Street East Saskatoon,
SK S7K 0H7, Canada

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I only heard about this place an hour before I had to leave town, so I did not get a chance to hang out there long. Which really sucks, because I loved it. Really cool place, with lot’s of light, interesting layout and really nice people (I guess that is redundant since we are in Canada.) They have a strong machine, good barista’s and very good coffee. If this was Seattle, it would have a hard time lifting with the heavyweights, but for Saskatoon this is a great choice.

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+ Shows
+ Awesome Layout

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Cafeperugino

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Cafe Perugino

Posted on 26 September 2012 by mattbaker

767 Willamette Street
Eugene, OR 97401

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When Perugino opened, it was the best coffee in town and the quality was great. However, over the years the quality has deteriorated and you never know what you are going to get when you are there. The machine is nice, and I have had amazing drinks there, but the inconsistency is a little hard to take. On top of that, it feels very yuppy and breeds a lot of people who look like they just came from there condo in Aspen. With Turkish rugs for sale on the wall for more then I make in a year, I could see how this might alienate some people. However, If you are looking to have a nice coffee chat with a friend this is the place to meet them. Decent food, but a little overpriced.

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Nightandday

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Night and Day Coffee

Posted on 20 September 2012 by mattbaker

2 North Main Street
Mansfield, PA 16933

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Conveniently located on the corner of main street in this sleepy university town. With interesting art on the walls and each table hand painted to advertise a local business this coffee shop is a funky little spot. It also serves as the local health food store, with free range eggs and other healthy supplies to grab with your coffee. The ambiance is almost overkill with the murals but, for a coffee shop in the middle of nowhere this is a great spot to hang. The coffee on the other hand sucks mightily! They actually have “Carmel Latte” and “Vanilla Latte” written on there cool menu board. They even have “House Coffee with flavor shot” above Americano on their menu. A “shot of flavor” sound as appealing as the dog bones they have right next to the register. It’s ok though. This really is a paradise hangout and as long as it is not mandatory to “not” get a flavor shot in my drip then I am ok.

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