Sunday, April 11, 2010

Parallels

We talked about the Equator Cafe a while back--a long while back--here on the ol' blog. I was in the midst of my coffee shop quest and apparently this was once a coffee shop.

Not any more. Asian fusion. It's pretty good, too, with friendly service, good portions and reasonable prices.

I had to giggle at the "about" page on their website, though. It's so pretentious it's silly. I don't know who wrote it but don't let it put you off. The place is friendly, at least at lunch time. There may have been successful, confident professionals there but I didn't see anyone "exaggeratingly beautiful," not even in the ladies' room. Hell, they let me in. And nobody complained when I squatted under the bar with my camera.

Oh--and the coffee is excellent. I've been truck-load busy lately but it's starting to ease up. I just might have time to hit the coffee shops again.

17 comments:

Bellis said...

Love the parallel lines converging on infinity. Love the chance to meet exaggeratingly beautiful people. And just look at the website - some of it's in Latin!

Tash said...

Wow - the photo is excellent! glad the coffee was good too.

Katie said...

Beautiful shimmery tiles; maybe that's the beauty they were talking about. I wonder what kind of coffee they serve.

Petrea said...

I can't find the Latin, Bellis. To be fair, the website may be a work in progress.

Thank you, Tash. Hard to lose with a drop of sun on those pretty tiles.

I think you've got it, Katie, it's the tiles and the skylights.

altadenahiker said...

See, I never would have thought of an angle like this in a million years.

(Someone needs to pry the thesaurus from the copywriter's sweaty hands.)

Petrea said...

You would've, Hiker, when you saw how the light hit it.

Bellis said...

Go to Events, Private Dining, Read More. But yes, I shouldn't mock, it's under construction. And I'd love some of that cherry and almond cake. I wish them well - it's a great location, and if the coffee's good, I'll go there.

Petrea said...

Hee hee, Bellis! I wish I knew Latin.

Dina said...

Cool shot of the wall.
E pluribus unum.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Excellent and lovely shot !!Beautiful post !!

TheChieftess said...

S... where's Mills Place???

Petrea said...

There you go, Dina, I DO know some Latin.

Thanks, Unseen. Nice to see you!

Chieftess, Mills is the alley in Old Town that turns south off Colorado Blvd. about half a block west of Fair Oaks. It cuts down to Green Street. There you'll find Equator, Three Dog Bakery, a cute crepe restaurant, Burke Williams spa and a couple of other spots I can't think of at the moment.

Old Town alleys usually have shops and charm in them, so don't miss them.

Ms M said...

I love the colored tile! And like the way you framed the light coming in. I hope the coffee was good, too. :)

Lisa..... said...

I just looked through your quest, because I am always on that same quest. Part of my requirements include a fantastic latte. Bean Town, Zona Rosa, and that one in front of Vromans have not made it into my fave yet. I'm going to have to check out some of your others....

Petrea said...

It's a conundrum, Lisa. You find the great coffee but the place is noisy. You find the perfect spot...coffee's not so great.

I liked the coffee at Equator but it's not a coffee shop--definitely not a place to take your laptop and hang out. I hear Cafe Alibi is under new management so I'm going to give it another try.

TheChieftess said...

I recently tried out Jones Roaster...Kat's favorite coffee place...WOW!!! G-r-e-a-t coffee (I had their latte and it was fantastic!!!)...but not a lot of places to sit and the parking is atrocious!!! Keep us posted Petrea!!!

Petrea said...

Yeah, Jones has great coffee and even an interesting atmosphere, but it's more of a by-the-pound place than a sit-around place. It's on my list, though, as is Jameson on Allen.