Tatte Time

Dear Reader, Having a favorite is a very special thing. In practical terms, a favorite is a decision-making shortcut. Furthermore, emotionally, a favorite provides you with guaranteed enjoyment. One of my very favorite places is Tatte Bakery and Café in Boston. Tatte was founded by Tzurit Or, an Israeli woman who claims to have baked... Continue Reading →

Spot of Chai

Dear Reader, What is your go-to café drink? I’m not a coffee drinker, but I have recently come to love chai tea lattes. Actually, chai tea lattes are the only beverages that I have ordered from cafés these past few weeks…. This fact has encouraged me to do a little compare and contrast of the... Continue Reading →

Alone with People

Dear Reader, Clacking keyboards, clanking appliances, and clucking customers make up the soundtrack of Starburcks on a Wednesday afternoon. I am sitting alone in a corner huddled over my laptop in a small café filled with teens, the odd-adult, and a few hardworking twenty-somethings. It is an interesting experience to be alone in a public... Continue Reading →

A Bazaar of Flavors

Dear Reader, Do you have a favorite coffee shop that you frequent? I have a top few that I rotate between. Having a regular haunt takes the guesswork out of your day. At best, it can be a convenient time-saver, however, at worst, it can trap you into a repetitive cycle. I so frequently get... Continue Reading →

Little Latin America

Dear Reader, How often do you drive by the same places without ever stopping to check them out? Today, I visited a little café on a familiar street corner near Pittsburgh for the first time. The place is called “Cafe Tu y Yo” and it is a family-owned business that sells Latin American coffee, pastries,... Continue Reading →

Too Much of a Good Thing

Dear Reader, I suffer gravely from an “all or nothing” mindset (see my very first blog post here for clarification). If I decide that I’m going to do something I will look up classes or create a timeline of next steps for myself. Although I have not seen many of my little endeavors through to... Continue Reading →

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