Coffee and Writing


I worry that in writing this, I’ll be giving away a secret that would be better kept under my hat, but I found the perfect writing spot today, and I really just want to shout out my neighborhood cafe: River Trail Roasters.

River Trail Roasters is a place that I have been wanting to go to ever since I heard about them earlier in the year. I believe they technically opened last June or July, but they have the best atmosphere and seating. A lot of places that I love in town are honestly too distracting. They’re setup for canoodling and mingling, but I need a place that lets me be at peace and think.

I sat down with a lavender and honey latte at 1 p.m., and around 2:30 p.m. I grabbed a vegan wrap I had been eyeing since I came through the door. The seating has cozy, small tables around as well as a bar, where I sat, that looks out onto the street. The best part is because of how the place is setup, even when there’s a line, it never feels suffocating or like there is too much going on.

For NaNoWriMo today, while sitting there for a couple of hours, I managed 1,200 words. I’m serious, if you want a delicious drink or snack, and a good place to read, write or mingle with one or two friends, you should check out River Trail Roasters in downtown. I didn’t feel like anyone was intruding on anyone else there, and there was enough space to spend time there without feeling like a bad patron.

(But seriously, if you take up space in a cafe, make sure you’re buying something at least once every couple of hours or so so you’re not being unfair to them.)

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