There is a new coffee shop down at 34th and Division, called Wallflower Coffee, and they had their very grand Grand Opening on Sunday. It was a chilly day and rain was predicted, but we tucked the umbrellas in our bags and headed off.
The place was jumping when we got there! Sethy Jones, the pianist-for-hire, was playing a bouncing catalogue of Beatles, Elton John, and other “oldies”, which made the place feel like a party.
The small shop was crowded, but standing people and servers were wearing masks, and they made beautiful lattes.
Still, it felt weird being in a closed space with so many people we don’t know.
Grandpa Nelson especially hates crowds and found a small table in the foyer of the building next door where we could enjoy our coffees and chai out of the crowd, but still hear the music. As is usual for new places in Portland, the coffee was more lightly roasted than we like, but it was well-brewed. Lighter roasted beans give a more caffeinated coffee but also taste a bit sour.
We enjoyed our drinks in the cluttered but nicely decorated foyer and people-watched for quite a while. Feeling refreshed, we headed back home (in the rain)
by way of Safeway to do the shopping, then dinner, then a ZOOM visit with you.