|The above photo is the property of Cathedral Coffee.|
Today was a good day. I started the day catching up with my dear friend, Christine, over coffee. I can't tell you how good it was to sit with her--uninterrupted--and just talk while enjoying a great cup (or four) of good coffee. We chose a new coffee house called, Cathedral Coffee. I had heard great things about this establishment and couldn't wait to try it out.
The decor was everything you'd expect from a local coffee house. It was modern, hip and surprisingly warm and cozy. The establishment is very welcoming. I found the sunlight to be particularly gorgeous today, and it seemed to put everyone in a happy mood. We don't get a lot of sun in Portland, so when we do, especially in the fall, it's huge!
I loved the mural that covered the walls and the polished concrete counters. The furniture was cozy and vintage but they had a few very modern, artistic pieces, too. The employees were very friendly, kind and helpful. Even though this was my first visit, I felt that I was among friends.
The coolest part about the interior was the huge, floor to ceiling library. The shelves are packed with books that you can read while visiting Cathedral Coffee. The employee that we spoke with encouraged book trading, too. How awesome is that?
I found the menu impressive--all my favorites were available. I ordered a regular cup of Joe and the most delicious maple scone I've ever had. My large coffee, served in a lovely mug, was $2.50 and came with unlimited refills. This made me happy. Very, very happy. I am very particular about how I drink my coffee, and their 'condiment' station was awesome. They had simple syrup, every kind of sugar and sugar substitute known to human kind, and offered cream or soy. I was able to construct the perfect cup of coffee just the way I wanted it.
If you are out and about, check out Cathedral Coffee. You will not be disappointed. I plan to visit often! To learn more about Cathedral Coffee, please visit their Facebook page. Tell them The Quirky Momma sent you!
7530 N Willamette Blvd
Portland Or 97203
Hours: 6:30 am to 10:00pm