I stopped at the coffee shop at the Central Library to have lunch between appointments today. I hadn’t been to the shop since they remodeled it about a year ago. I like to give the place some business since it is run as a project for a nonprofit organization.
I was surprised to find they either didn’t have sandwiches any more or they only had some in the refrigerator case. I wasn’t sure which because the person behind the counter didn’t make it too clear. I figure if the shop is a project one of the lessons to learn is clear communication leads to more sales than mumbling. I ended up having a cup of coffee and reading for a while. As I was sitting there I heard people ordering soup. I thought it odd the person didn’t mention the soup as an option.
After sitting a while I decided I’d have the soup. I ended up waiting to order because one of the regulars was chatting with the counter person. The soup was week and expensive.
The shop is more of a fixture than a business. The rhythm of the shop includes regulars who know the menu and occasional stragglers. It fulfilled its mission of being a nonprofit project. As a producer of good, fast, food it was marginal. next time I’ll stick to the coffee and find another place for lunch.