It is a stunning and shining beauty of an Espresso machine, the Nuova Simonelli. And as I stood waiting for my coffee, I noticed the reflection of the chairs and wall. I read that they are getting ready to put up some new art so I caught it on a plain green wall day.
I love that Big Dog Coffee Shop opens at 6 AM. They make authentic conversation with you and never seemed annoyed or put out like a coffee shop I used to go to every morning(and the other place doesn’t open ’til 7AM) . I feel welcomed, appreciated. It’s friendly but not fake. And their coffee is delicious, too. They are on the flats of the South Side and I teach on the slopes. Just right.
Once our book club met in the back room. It’s a welcoming space. Pretty soon they will start using the fireplace, too. I like the oatmeal bar for a splurge some days. Big Dog Coffee is more than just the jolt of morning caffeine. It is a joyful start to the day!
sometimes it is easier to stop for coffee
You and that eye of yours, Ruth. I wonder how many others have walked by that machine without so much as giving it a glance. You, on the other hand, see art and produce this remarkable photo. Finding a good neighborhood coffeeshop has always been a “must do” when I’ve moved to a new home. You certainly have found one.
how nice to have a stop like this on the way to work, EARLY in the morning!!
Great picture! I love the coffee shop even though I’ve never been there – have seen it through your eyes!
Pretty photo.. a series of reflection photos would be interesting, eh? I (and a few friends) have realized recently that we are somewhat “off” a certain coffee company… my new fav is Waves (in Canada only I think?). What book is your club reading these days?
No Waves for us in Pittsburgh We are reading autobiography My Home is far Away By Dawn Powell
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Love the almost fisheye reflection! Great photo!
Back from The Netherlands, where the coffee is great! Lots of cozy coffee shops there – just don’t go into the wrong ones! Every cup of coffee or tea comes with a complimentary cookie or candy. I like that!
Love Big Dog they are a great shop for the South Side. They also have an oatmeal bar. Great photo!
I want that chair. Katherine would probably banish it to the office.
Your picture is wonderful – an image that not everyone would notice, but one that, once they did, they would appreciate. 🙂
Friendly but not fake is wonderful, too. I loved reading how this place makes you joyful!
Thanks Stef. The next day they out up some big pieces (art?) on the plain green wall. I felt lucky it wasn’t there the day before!
Amazing shot Ruth. Very David Lynch Twin Peeks-esque.
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