the quest for great coffee pt 2

Yesterday afternoon I made a plan to hang out with the Best Friend and after she picked me up she suggested that we go to Julius Meinl.  Which, coincidentally, is on the list!  Scoring at number 7, Julius Meinl is an Austria-based coffee shop that serves every cup of coffee on a tray with a glass of water and a biscuit.
Now this coffee shop was one of the only one’s on the list I had ever even heard of, having driven by it several times but never going in.  Best Friend had never been there either and we had a plan to go and talk for a while and then do some work/homework.
On a Saturday afternoon, the Julius Meinl we went to was packed.  Located in southern Lincoln Square it was pretty packed with people.  We walked in and realized that everything we had thought of this coffee shop was incorrect.  It is definitely higher end of coffee shop, fully equipped with a “please wait to be seated” sign.
Because I had already had too much coffee yesterday, I ordered a White Toffee Tea Latte off of the specials menu.  Let me tell you, it was delicious.  The atmosphere was great for community with a close friend.  The service was friendly and the price was about even with the atmosphere and product you were receiving.  I would discourage people from trying to actually study there, it’s not the right atmosphere, but go with a good friend.
They also had food that looked really delicious.  So everyone, go check it out with a friend that you want to catch up with.  Go there, sit for a while and enjoy the little escape from living in the middle of a city.
Two down, thirteen to go.  So far this challenge has gotten me out of my box and allowed me to enjoy some good community.  I’m stoked to see what else this challenge has in store for me.  Yeah, Buddy!
Here is a side note to just appreciate the day that I had yesterday.  I woke up early and had coffee with a few seminary girls to catch up on the events of the weekend.  Then I drove out to Ch’ava and did homework for a few hours before returning home to have lunch with my roomsmate.  We sat around and caught up for a while before I went to Julius Meinl with Best Friend.  She and I sat and chatted for a couple hours before I returned home to find Roomsmate hanging out with another one of our friends.  So we hung for a while then Roomsmate and I went to dinner and got ice cream cones at McDonalds.  After that the Swed gave us a Swedish lesson and we rounded the night out by watching a movie with the guys.
Yesterday was one of those days where I found myself unbelievably thankful for the community that surrounds me.  This week, as we’ve been re-entering into each others’ lives I have realized how lucky I am to have these friends in this place.  I’m excited to see what the rest of this year has for us all.

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