Tuesday, February 24, 2009

an escape to java break












birdiegirl and i split a yummy raspberry vanilla cream soda this afternoon at java break, an offbeat little cafe in the basement of a old building. but don't tell my six year old! this is our special weekend hangout and she'll have a fit if she finds out we went without her. here she likes to mix her reeses puffs with cookie crisp at the cereal bar, watch vintage cartoons, and wander through the slightly creepy labyrinth of rooms where students hole up to study 24 hours every freakin' day.

26 comments:

painted fish studio said...

oooo, i could have used a treat from java break today!

cindy : quaint said...

your secret is safe! i love the idea of a cereal bar. the place looks so cute, kind of like a speak-easy for sweets ;).

Bella Sinclair said...

Ooooooh! Java Break is such an effin' cool place! The epitome of quirk! A destination place. Their signs made me laugh. And i loved the leopard print chairs and old-style TV. A 24 hrs? Man, I needed a place like this in college.

Back in my old town, there's the Black Cow -- a coffee joint with mismatched sofas and chairs and eclectic cow art on the walls. But this place has that place beat!

Kelly said...

what a fun little place! and speaking of fun little places, your blog is one of my favorite fun little places...so i just awarded you a "spreader of love" award on my blog. have a lovely evening!

S.Dixon said...

I love coffee houses! your pics are cute.Sounds like a neat place

Nina Crittenden said...

Sounds lovely! Any place that serves cereal is all right by me!

jess gonacha said...

what a fun place! goodness!

heather smith jones said...

that's such a cool building isn't it? i get my haircut above java break at the blue dot and love looking up at the rotunda.

yes the weather today was amazing! what a great day for a walk downtown!

vineeta said...

sneaking abreak from our daily chores feels sooo good :)
I'm so so glad you dropped a comment on my blog or I'd have never seen yours. It is truly brilliant, what you do here. And completely inspiring. If I see a lot of your blog I too will be tempted to try your kind of 'bring-it-together-beautifully' kind of art.

Sharon said...

WOW!! What a great place. Caffiene Establishments are my favorite places to visit. Why can't we have a great place like that here??? I'm really feeling sorry for myself and all who would welcome a joint like this. Just pure bliss. Thanx for sharing. Sharon

NANCY LEFKO said...

what a cool place...I love, love, love the retro feel :)

Ces said...

This reminds me of the cafe in the basement at Greenville, South Carolina, very cozy and people stay they forever! I like the updated vintage posters. They should ask you to do some signs for them. That would be cool!

joanne said...

wow...i don't feel like i'm in kansas any more...a 24-hour coffee spot...i can't think of a place like that around here...this is incredibly amazing...the places you visit are so incredibly cool...and sounds so yummy too...i'm feeling some need for Cocoa Krispies and Corn Pops :)

Anairam said...

This looks like an amazing spot! And those vintage cartoons - do they have Road Runner and Tom & Jerry and stuff like that? Fantastic!

please sir said...

Looks like quite a place - I love places like this!

L'Atelier said...

lol- yes i wont tell her either. it looks like a really fab place. ... am taking notes, for when i come to the state (one day i am sure i will my path will lead me there) ;)

Kelly C. said...

i want to go on a fun little java break outing, too!!! looks fab. and your secret is safe, sister!

Esti said...

a treat like that is all i need right at this moment.

Milkberry said...

Wow looks like fun!! Oh gosh look at those pastries :( Btw I hope you don't mind but you've been tagged :D (You don't have to do it if you don't want to/can't)
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Cestandrea said...

wow great place, I love it. The must have had lots of fun decorating it, it really looks special. I love the colors:)

peggy said...

I wanna go there some freakin' day!

yoon see said...

Cool and cozy place to unwind. And you have such fun here!

Alexandra Hedberg said...

ah - breaks. I'm not having many of those these days!

maybe soon?

aimee said...

a speak-easy is a perfect description for it. i would not at all be surprised if it was one back in the day. heather, i had a shot of that cool rotunda and it just didn't turn out well. hmmm... may need to get my hair cut there! and anairam - yes, they play all of those old crazy cartoons - they have TVs everywhere. indeed the epitome of quirk.

oh, l'atelier, i hope you make it to the states one of these days!

and welcome vineeta :)

ArtSparker said...

Makes me want to move to kansas.

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