|Hankering for a ride after several rainy days, I set out to check|
on our family's summer camp.
|The best bike parking - visible in front of store.|
|I'm giddy over the blue cup and tiny spoon - and that's before I taste the coffee. |
More shops should pay attention to tableware and coffee presentation.
I was in the mood for cappuccino. While I waited I wandered along the counter, wishing I had enough cash to try a scone or muffin, I stumbled upon a man holding a two gallon ice cream carton. I started reading a listing of interesting flavors, "corn with lavender, caramelized walnut, etc."
"Do you make your own ice cream?" I asked. I suddenly remembered patrons eating ice cream cones at outside seating this past summer, though with brisk autumn weather, cold treats were the furthest thing from my mind.
"Yes, we do. Wanna sample?"
That's how I tasted the aforementioned flavors. Bike riding and ice cream go together like, well, bike riding and coffee. Or, better yet, bike riding and coffee ice cream (I salivate over mocha chip). I will certainly return to Scout to eat a dish of ice cream at some point.
The cappuccino was very smooth, dark, and arrived in the cutest blue cup with saucer. Coffee tastes better when presented in charming glass or ceramic dishes. If a shop only serves coffee in paper cups they lose a notch on my coffeeneuring scale.
I wonder: would Scout consider indoor bike parking? They have the space.
Just the facts:
The Place: Scout & Company
Date: Friday, October 24
Observation, Bike Friendliness: Highly visible bike parking. A neighborhood coffee shop away from the commercial fray ranks high on my coffeeneuring list.
Total Miles: 12