for a while now folks have been suggesting that i photograph the new space before it gets built out. this morning i finally took their advice, and this is what happened.
the view down the right side of the space. as you can see by the wooden pieces on the floor, we’ve utilized the most high-tech technology to ensure maximum bread and coffee efficiency.
these are the doors that were on the coolers in the back of the space when we moved in. we’re going to figure out a nice way to display them in the new space as well. the old owners had the right idea – nobody likes it when there’s a surprise extra charge at the cash register, right? hell no. we won’t be sneaky either.
this is the view from the back of the space, facing towards the street. this is actually going to be turned into office, storage, bathrooms. check out the totally awesome slanted ceiling for water drainage. you cannot fight the forces of nature.
a few months back i went over with Jeremy and Alex (resident wood worker hardman rad papa) to lay out our current plans for the coffee bar and bakery. they broke out glue guns and huge popsicle sticks like these and we had ourselves a craft hour. i was pretty skeptical, but i’ll be damned, it frikkin worked, and by the end of it we’d solved all of our problems. (that’s bs, but we did have a lot of fun and solve some of the problems.)
one day my friends, this corner will be my little baked goods workshop. picture a humongous oven in the back right corner, with a nice big cool room right next to it, and a radical custom wooden workbench in front, where that metal rack is in the picture. i also wanted to have a lazy boy on top of my cool room, but that plan was recently nixed. i will figure out some other awesome thing instead.
it’s a got a ways to go, but i’ll tell you what – before you know it you’ll be hanging out in the cafe thinking, “remember when we saw those pretty pictures on that silly breadblog of this space? holy crap i can’t believe it’s the same space! those folks have to be wizards or something.”
oh, we’re wizards alright… wizards from another dimension where everybody drinks coffee like it was water and eats bread like it was… umm… bread?
okay, so maybe we’re not wizards. but we ARE going to make an awesome cafe, just for you.
and it’s going to be called “The Magical Wizard’s Lair.”
p.s. it’s not going to be called that, are you kidding me???