August 18, 2010

Local Joe

Breakfast is definitely my favorite meal of the day, but I don’t always have time to enjoy it as much as I would like. My usual routine consists of me chugging my Carnation instant breakfast shake while driving to work. I rarely make coffee at home, but I love drinking it so I'm not sure what the deal is with that. Maybe it's because real coffee shops always have the fancy equipment. There's nothing like a cup of coffee shop coffee, as opposed to what I can make with my regular old drip coffee pot. 

One day last week I had an early morning appointment at the auto mechanic and was pleasantly surprised to see a cute coffee shop across the street where I could wait on my car. DSC01083
Mojoe’s is a neat little local place that serves delicious coffee and other fun drinks. The atmosphere is bright and cheery, boldly colorful, but relaxed and laid-back. I enjoyed a cappuccino and a blueberry muffin. Kind of a sweeter breakfast treat than I usually go for, but it fortified me for when it came time to write that big check (for another post: why is it fun to buy $300 shoes, but not $300 tires?).
I hung out on this comfy couch while I waited. Don’t you love the burlap coffee sack curtains?
On my next trip, I’m planning to try one of the non-coffee drinks. I think this is a very smart option because a lot of folks who aren’t necessarily coffee drinkers still enjoy hanging out and chatting over tasty treats.
I even added my blog initials to the chalkboard door! Oh I would have loved this place so much in my youth…and unlike the ‘scary’ coffee shop in my hometown, I’m sure my parents would have allowed me to go here! If you’re in Knoxville, you should definitely stop by!