Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Not everybody's cup of cappuccino
I intended to end up at a new little bakery and cafe known as Pattisserie 46, at 46th and Grand, but discovered that they're closed Mondays. So I headed over to Anodyne Coffee, just a few blocks (and at only a slightly higher elevation) away.
The baristas were in good spirits, as they usually are there. A regular customer came in and the barista asked how's it going, and the customer said she'd been working in her yard all morning, digging weeds. "My back yard is almost completely purple with creeping charlie," she said with a weary sigh.
"Sweet," said the cheery barista, her gaze on the espresso machine as she prepared the customer's drink.
"And my front yard is full of dandelions," added the regular.
"I love dandelions," said the barista, seemingly oblivious to the exasperation in the regular's voice.
Gotta love that barista.