It’s time for the “Monthly Grind”. This is where my sidekick Debra and I put the spotlight on a local coffee shop. Our visit this month takes us to the Oddfellows Cafe to see what all the buzz is about.
Sorry it's been so long since I posted anything. I was worried I wasn't even going to be able to fit in a visit this month. This also was a special month for me since I was celebrating my birthday!
Debra and I picked Oddfellows Cafe as our August visit. The cafe is located on Capitol hill at 10th and Pine. I had a hard time finding parking when I got there and ended up parking a couple blocks away. If you have ever been to Captiol hill you know there is never parking anywhere!
Debra met me there and had already ordered my lunch and a coffee. We sat in the back area of the cafe. It was this cute little corner outside and uncovered. About 4 or 5 tables set out, a beautiful mural painted on the wall, and some ivy and flowers along the wall. It was a nice day out which made it even more enjoyable to sit outside. I had the BBQ pulled pork sandwich with a salad and coleslaw on the side. Let me just say I definitely recommend it! Debra tried the B.L.A.T sandwich, a combination of bacon, lettuce, avocado, and a tomato. She did her normal ice tea again, but said it was a bit watery. I had a iced mocha which is my normal drink to order at a new place. I did read from their website they like to only use organic and Eco-friendly food products.
As a birthday surprise, Debra got me a bag of beans of the Starbucks "Tribute blend". She also ordered me a grinder and it is being shipped to my house. I can't wait to get it! I know its sad I don't have a grinder already. Let me tell you, Debra already gave me the lecture...
When we were leaving we got to look around more of the main dinning area. It really is a interesting place. It feels like being back in your grandmother's kitchen when you were a kid. It had that rustic, aged, and raw feeling to it. But on the opposite side, I felt very comfortable and the atmosphere was very inviting. I also had read on their website that ninety percent of the furnishings and fixtures are from salvaged, recycle, and re purposed materials. Even their menus to the coffee supplies are recycled. You can tell that the environment is very important to them.
We both really enjoyed Oddfellows Cafe a lot! If you are ever looking for a great place for lunch or a relaxing cup of coffee this is your next stop. Check it out and see what all the buzz is about...