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Arts + café = Art’s Café

September 14, 2010

It was the sign that made me stop at Art’s Café. Not a particularly creative sign, it lacked the neon vibrancy of a Hong Kong masterpiece or a Las Vegas classic and it had very little in the way of professional pizzazz. It was simply a piece of wood, leaning against a pole and nothing more. But its words caught my attention and persuaded me to walk through the door of this small artsy café.

by Cate

Like a family home, the small interior was furnished with love: a couple of old sofas covered up with plain fabric sat against a wall, an old writing desk used as an internet station foretold stories of earlier owners. Nic-nacs sat on shelves and art hung everywhere — paintings, sculpture, sketches, photography — close to each other with enough space in between to give them life.

by Cate

These works are by the resident artists who live in apartments upstairs or have studios around the back. Art’s Café is a local arts hub: a place to congregate and converse over a freshly brewed cup of coffee, dark chocolate muffins or an artery clogging breakfast.

by Cate

by Cate

I sat and chatted with one of the regulars and watched the owner go about her work. Bright and friendly is how I would describe her, along with warm and charming. I didn’t ask her name, but plan to ask it next time around.

If that sign hadn’t caught my attention, I would have driven right by without wondering what lay behind it. A simple sign with powerful words — Support Small Business. Eat here.

by Cate

Now for the details:  Filter coffee comes in polystyrene cups ( please please please upgrade to ceramic!!) and it is super cheap plus fresh and tasty. I ordered two coffees and a muffin and the total cost was $3. Yes you read it right.

The café has live music on Saturday evenings, but call first (802) 349-0236 .

Art’s Café is located in Northwood — the upcoming arts district in West Palm Beach.Public transport routes around the city of West Palm Beach are a mystery to many. If you know your destination and route you may be able to make it to this place check out schedules here

photo by Cate mural artist unknown

The more I explore the outer parametres of West Palm Beach, the more interesting it becomes.

Caffeinated Traveller

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10 Comments
  1. September 15, 2010 4:09 am

    Lovely post, Cate. I could spend hours in a place like this with good coffee and my laptop 🙂

    • September 15, 2010 7:39 pm

      Oh forgot to mention this place has free wifi!!!

  2. September 15, 2010 12:49 pm

    A great place to spend hours together. Unique great photographs!

    Regards,
    Suhasini

    http://indiancolumbus.blogspot.com
    A unique travel blog

    • September 15, 2010 7:40 pm

      Thank you Suhasini 🙂

  3. travelforaircraft permalink
    September 16, 2010 5:04 pm

    I applaud the mom and pop businesses, especially when they are creative and budget minded 🙂

  4. September 19, 2010 8:40 am

    I love the look of this place! So unique and colorful. And I like their attention to details, like the coffee cup on the chair.

    • September 19, 2010 11:15 am

      I also like detail, it means that someone has taken time to think about ow they want the place to look.

  5. September 21, 2010 4:59 pm

    lovely place! and that chair is very adorable ❤
    seems like a good place to get creative and write some musings and poetry over a cup of coffee and some buns =D

  6. September 30, 2010 4:16 am

    hmm – not sure how i missed this one, but sounds like a perfect stumble-upon-it cafe and a great find !!!

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