Saturday, December 22, 2012

New Cafe Discovery

My friend and I were scheduled to meet at Starbucks the other day, but due to the cold and rainy weather, the place was packed inside and not a single seat was available.
We decided to try our luck at the cafe down the street which neither of us has been to.
Here is the interesting mural outside the parking lot of the Sunnyvale Art Gallery Cafe.

Since it was supposedly the "end of the world" on the day we visited, I thought it was appropriate that we came here.
A closer look of the mural looks like alien spaceships invading a city, yet sprouting out beautiful butterflies all in a field of tulips. What could it mean?
This and many of Nick Giannini's paintings really gets you thinking.

This is the interior of the coffee shop. Between the hours of 4pm to 6pm, the cafe's proprietor closes up shop which he calls his "siesta" time. We arrived at 3:30pm and just made it in the nick of time.
The cafe is also looking for penny donations so they can re-tile their floor with coins.

Attached to the cafe is an art gallery where local artists can display their crafts and where art classes are held.
It also houses a flower shop, an art supply store, and a used book & magazine store.
One can spend hours here and my cappuccino was good too!

- Karen


11 comments:

cocomino said...

What a nice cafe! It must be fun than starbucks :)

llandudnopictures said...

Looks a far better place than Starbucks!

eileeninmd said...

I love the mural, cool cafe! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

WOW - That is exactly the kind of place I could get lost in for days - What a marvelous find.

rainfield61 said...

Merry Christmas to you.

Filip and Kristel said...

I really love the second picture. Have a Merry Christmas.

Greetings,
Filip

Jana said...

how happy+colourful! The first painting reminds me of the tulip fields we have in Holland in April:-)))

wishing you happy holidays!

Jana said...

how happy+colourful! The first painting reminds me of the tulip fields we have in Holland in April:-)))

wishing you happy holidays!

Louis la Vache said...

Neat! «Louis» needs to come to Sunnyvale and visit this place!

LifeRamblings said...

very interesting and eye-catching mural. i'd love to join you for a cuppa cappuccino too.

lina said...

This place sure looks far more interesting than Starbucks! :)