I've been to cafe's and bookstores
and cafe bookstores, or bookstore cafes,
I've also been to cafe-flower stores
cafe art galleries, art gallery cafes
cafe bars and cafe stalls.
But until today I have never been in a bicycle shop cafe.
I have to admit I had a terrible chai and a strong coffee,
but I got some of the best cafe eavesdropping I've had in a while.
Also good music, and my dad owns a bicycle store so I'm biased towards the environment.
Also random fact:
the barista of bar bici, and one of the bike mechanics went to COFA (art university in Sydney)...place I am studying at now.
Though back then it was called something different.
I've run into other ex-COFA's while on-site drawing.
The barista and general cafe-man Richard at Luxe Espresso (Bondi Junction cafe)
also studied there.
Below is an image of Luxe, with terrible terrible photoshop colouring-I did it a year ago.
And below below that are some images of the mural I did at their cafe of their cafe.
Sorry no wide angle lens = no half-decent image of the mural.
It's a lovely cafe, with the best giant oatmeal cookies and cupcakes I have ever had,
Also while I was doing the mural, another ex-COFA:
the very modest co-founder of Dinosaur designs.
Was in having snacks with her daughter.
Ex-cofa's are everywhere!
Though out of the statistics it looks like I should start learning how to make coffee...