Tag Archives: coffee shops

Coffee Counters and Borderlands

By DIANA MONTAÑO It’s like the Rio Grande flows through the tap at the Atlas Cafe on 20th Street, turning the countertop into a wooden, cup-stained borderland. Behind the counter and to the left, where orders are taken and the coffee is served, are the Americanos– the white, twenty-something, college-educated American baristas. To the right, where the beer is poured...

Dynamo Donuts Raises Eyebrows, Draws Crowds

By NOAH BUHAYAR From his post behind the espresso machine at Dynamo Donuts on 24th Street, Chris Shively meets a skeptic every day. The handmade treats sold here—“Spice Chocolate,” “Vanilla Bean” and “Maple-glaze Bacon Apple” (yes, a donut topped with meat)—cost between $2.00 and $3.00 apiece. Grocery-store sugary rounds packaged by the dozen, they are not. But even the most...

Cup of coffee… or a frog?

If you haven’t noticed, construction has wrapped up on Valencia and everyone can now enjoy wider sidewalks! Check it out when you go for a little Christmas Eve stroll. I know I’m excited I no longer have to worry about close calls with drivers on my bike, lest I risk being forced into fresh asphalt. Since you’re probably doing some...