There's A New Place In PVD For Coffee And Cocktails With Your Crew
The other day I had an espresso martini pedicure (more about that tomorrow), and I own no less than 5 coffee makers and percolators. My freezer’s also stacked with about 4 different varities of coffee at the moment. Translation? I’m a fan of the java. If you too are on team coffee (and even if you’re not…stick around because there’s something here for you as well!), then I have news. Big news in fact.
It all started about a week or so ago when I was emailing with a friend about something blog-related and said friend happened to mention that there was a new place, combination coffee house and bar opening on West Fountain. It sounded like something neat, so not long after our exchange, I motored on over to the West Side of PVD. Sadly they weren’t open for biz just yet.
Let’s flash forward to yesterday late morning though because that’s when photographer Stacey Doyle and I popped in to Saint Monday (first time hearing the term, but it means taking a Monday out of work or school, and it dates all the way back to pre-revolutionary America, OG founding father Benny Franklin himself refers to it in his memoirs) for some coffee and pastries. They’re open this week in the am thru noon-ish as a sort of soft opening of the coffee side of things (pretty sure next week is when they’ll be rolling out later hours and drinks for the 21+ set, so update those I-Phone calendars guys) and you’ll want to go check it out for yourself asap.
Here’s where I talk about exactly why you’ll want to cycle, motor, motorcycle, take a Lyft, stroll, Uber, or walk brisquely on over to 393 West Fountain. Sure there’s delicious coffee. Coffee drinks. Tea. And fresh baked goods like muffins, cookies, and biscuits. Caffeine and carb lovers rejoice! But wait, there’s more…the space also has this really great quirky style and energy. From the ginormous red (weathered looking) Fountain Service sign that greets you at the entrance to the image of the barista (kicking up his heels?) on the cups and bags and that shark head off on the side wall (who knows, maybe the shark’s responsible for those holes in the sign?).
Stacey was also excited to spot the iconic blue and white, NYC style paper coffee cups, also known as Anthora cups, that according to one of the proprietor’s, many of the locals have taken to referring to as “the Law & Order cups” (heyyy, who among us hasn’t fallen down the rabbit hole of a good L&O marathon every now and again? RIP Lennie Briscoe).
Oh, there’s one more key thing…The people working there were super nice. I mean I don’t need any ‘tude with my brekkie order. I will take some oat milk for my coffee tho - yeah, they have THAT too!
That’s all for now, so go forth and enjoy Saint Monday.
Photo Credits: All photos courtesy of Stacey Doyle