Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Corner View: Coffee in the Blue Ridge Mountains






I feel honored to participate in this fun weekly corner-view project, hosted by Jane at Spain Daily. This week, the subject the coffee. I am perhaps not the best expert on coffee, because I drink it very infrequently these days. But for my research, I had a nice cuppa joe at my favorite local bakery.





West End bakery has a great ambiance, with a lounging area with toys for kids and magazines to browse, amazing baked goods and fresh, organic breads. They recycle, have a community board for posting information, and even have a small garden plot in the back. Now this is a great model for a coffee shop!















I love that I live in a place where organic, fair-trade coffee is the norm. While we do have Starbucks in town, the smaller local companies get my support. I tend to enjoy a cup when we go out for a Sunday breakfast, and drink tea at home.





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I'll take a french roast with sugar and cream, how about you?

19 comments:

Francesca said...

Thanks doing some research, and great model:)!
PS I have only black espresso.

april said...

organic coffee sounds great. and the garden of the west end bakery looks like a perfect place to drink coffee for mama's with children. such a nice place i think. wish you a good day*

Samantha S said...

What a delightful place, there is nothing like that where I live. Make the most of it.

ladybug-zen said...

great photos. it looks like a funky, green town. i love the murals on the buildings.

Cate said...

cafe with garden attached? yes please! sounds like heaven.

Tan Family said...

Fabulous coffee shop! I wish that every town had one of those.

la lune dans le ciel said...

Is an exceptional place that must be nice to live.I like the first photo !:)

kyndale said...

sounds like a really nice coffee house!

caitlin said...

Great job on your corner! Also how cute is that little guy!? Darling!

Abby said...

You are such a good photographer Emily! I love seeing the town through your beautiful photos. See you around!

Joy said...

I'm not a french roast girl; I prefer milder blends. I've been to West End before though and loved them. :)

Joyce said...

Oh I love your photos! Cute... thanks.. xoxo

Kristina * said...

oh i love that top shot with just the little flower in focus - great!
nice to get to know your corner!

Crescent Moon said...

That looks like a great coffee shop!

North Carolina is one of those places my husband and I have talked about moving after he graduates from the university.

Jeannette said...

What a lovely post....with that stunning first photo.
Would love to go to a place like the West End Bakery...just my kind of place.
Have a great day, Jeannette

state of bliss said...

West End Bakery sounds like a perfect place for me :)
Stunning photos.
Thank you for sharing :)
Have a great day,
Kaisa

C.T. said...

You're doing a great job, I would support the smaller local companies as well!!
And what a nice pictures you have made - again- !
I drink organic coffee as well, with aniseed flavour. My kids love to drink that as well (it's this coffee made from grains (??)), but for a quick coffee use my machine.
Have a great day, XXX, Carmie.

Kari said...

Haven't tried organic coffee. Sounds great.
Love your pictures.

Liz said...

I was just there this morning, yumm...