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Macaroon / Macaron

I don't think I wrote an update on last week's Bike-Friendly Friday coffeeshop destination. We visited Catahoula Coffee, which is just to the north of the Aquatic Park. I bike past it on my way to and from the boathouse. They had some delicious pastries made in house by Sam's Patisserie, including the savory biscuit pictured here:

Catahoula Coffee, Berkeley

This week, with scrottie out of town, L, sytharin and I rode to Oakland to visit KiloVolt Coffee, a place that looks largely like a door on the side of a warehouse from the exterior. Inside, it looked pretty hip, and not just because RAC's in the picture.
KiloVolt Coffee, Oakland, CA

The tiles on the wall behind the counter reminded me of Paris subway tiles. "Done up" might be the best way to describe the interior.

They also had artisanal toast:
KiloVolt Coffee, Oakland, CA

I got some because it reminded me of my former roommate, RH, champion of the cheesy toast.

From a flyer in KiloVolt, I learned that I missed the Bay Area Pun-Off, which happened last weekend.
KiloVolt Coffee, Oakland, CA

Maybe it's better that way.

KiloVolt's all right, but I liked the people working at Catahoula better. It felt like more of a family establishment. More homey, less pretentious.


( 4 remarks — Remark )
Mar. 19th, 2016 01:57 am (UTC)
Oh, man, cheesy toast.
Oh, man, artisanal toast.
As someone who makes more than my share of puns, I'm reluctant to go to a pun _event_, because I feel like a good pun should be a part of a conversation rather than the point of the conversation. Ideal puns, a listener doesn't even notice.
Mar. 28th, 2016 05:07 pm (UTC)
This is part of what makes me curious about the pun event. I would think that smoothness would be part of the judging criteria, and so the delivery of the puns would have to lack that certain smug character of an intentional pun.
Mar. 29th, 2016 12:43 am (UTC)
That encapsulates what I'm looking for.
Mar. 19th, 2016 05:40 am (UTC)
i love cycling to the coffee house, give me the exercise and the reward and i get to chill and read or write. i like my bike!
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