I have been meaning to write blog posts about a couple of places I visited over the weekend (remember, it was Steven’s Fabulous Four Day Birthday Weekend). Instead I have been tired and not writing much at all. However, today I will try to get back on track with a well deserved shout-out to Moose River Coffee in Ilion.
We had originally planned to go to Moose River Coffee Friday morning but ended up hunkered down waiting out the winter storm. I really love that Moose River Coffee, though, so I was happy we went on Saturday. For another reason, I knew they sometimes have bagels and if they don’t, they have sandwiches on Heidelberg Bread. Yum! As it happened, they had Everything Bagels, my favorite! I got mine with cream cheese, while Steven got butter on his.
We found a table to sit down with our coffee and bagels, but we could have lounged on the comfy couch. One table had a “Reserved” sign on it. I watched with interest as a group of young people (at least, they were younger than me; I guess that’s an ever widening range) sat at it and began a game of Jenga. I think it is pretty awesome for a coffee house to promote community like that. Next to the comfy couch is a bookcase with books and a couple other games, so people are apparently always welcome to linger.
In fact, linger is what I like to do at a coffee house. In this case, Steven and I did not, because we had other adventures to pursue. However, I hope to return soon alone with my notebook. I have a lot more writing to do.
Moose River Coffee is located at 70 Otsego St., Ilion, NY, phone number 315-895-0490.