What is it that is so special about the perfect coffee shop?
Perhaps it is knowing that you always have a place to find even a momentary respite; a place to experience familiarity and oneself, a good conversation and a good cup of coffee.
At different times in my life I have relished having a favorite spot where I could work or visit or spend some time with my own thoughts or a good book. It is the kind of spot I have sought out each time I have moved to a new place, and I can still list each one. They share similarities and differences all retain an emotional memory. Perhaps because I have lived in unfamiliar places finding a unique spot has provided some comfort and a way to make an immediate connection.
Coffee shop trips are a less frequent these days, but nevertheless I have found one quite near my home that just may be the best one yet.
It is one of those places that invites you not just to sit for a while but to enter another world. It offers a wondrous assortment of original artwork, inspiring and thoughtful messages, quirky crafted items and imaginative repurposed décor.
The Brick is a reflection of its community and it invites it to connect and grow. And I am most thankful to have found this new respite in my new land.