Hubby Tony and I continue our quest to try interesting coffee shops in the metropolitan area. So far we've found out that the best ones are independently owned. And all of them require a car ride for us to get there.
The distance has both problems and advantages. It's a shame we have to use gas and contribute to air pollution, but we're having a great time exploring new neighborhoods. Today we headed towards South St. Louis to check out Sump Coffee.
In order for us to get steps Tony picked out a park several blocks away to leave the car. We ambled through the park, then had a great time strolling past some well-preserved brick residences (and sadly, a large handful of buildings that needed attention). We went out of the way to stop at Gus' Pretzels, a local institution which has been cranking out soft pretzels since the 1920s. There we got some stick pretzels...made long enough to peek out of the brown paper sack the associate put them in.
We backtracked towards or caffeine destination. Because a lot of the sidewalk slabs were old and in bad shape I kept my eyes down. Good thing, or I wouldn't have noticed the messes from the mulberry trees that had dropped their fruit all over the pavement. Whenever I encountered the dark purple messes I had to walk carefully so I wouldn't get any juice or pulp on my shoes. The last thing I wanted to do is track it inside when I got home.
Five years ago today: Down In Monterrey
Good idea to watch your step to avoid careless falls too. Hope you enjoyed the coffee.ReplyDelete
The coffee is on our list of the best in town.Delete
A great day out.ReplyDelete
Yes it was.Delete
3700 S. Jefferson. And you parked a few blocks away. I don't think a "quest" quite covers your adventure. I'm still one up on you though. I used to do Habitat in North City.ReplyDelete
The area surprise me...lots of young families and hipsters. Google doesn't have information about Habitat coffee, or I'd add it to my list.Delete
We have to watch our step here, too!ReplyDelete
What a mess!Delete
I had to google mulberry bush as we don't see them very often here. Touring coffee shops sounds like a great idea.ReplyDelete
We're having fun chasing the caffeineDelete
I don't know if we have mulberry around here.ReplyDelete
If you did I think you'd know about tt. Mulberry fruits look like blackberries but have a tiny green stem on top. They fall to the ground and make a mess.Delete
there are so many little out of the way coffee shops. Have you explored the Macklind/ Southampton neighborhood?ReplyDelete
Actually there are a couple of places around there that we'll be visiting at some point :-)Delete
Unfortunately, we have to clean our front walk off regularly. Apparently the birds like those Mulberries, and they leave quite a mess.ReplyDelete
Birds LOVE mulberries!Delete
Your post reminds me that several years ago I took some mulberry extract capsules (don't remember the reason). I experienced almost hearing loss. I stopped taking it, and the hearing recovered. It was quite frightful. In a way, it's good I don't panic, and don't rush to the doctor. Things go away, doctors start sending you to various tests, and it's hardly good for someone like me who's not young.