I love coffee shops that encourage things like reading, sharing and creating community. After the recent tempest in a coffee pot I started, I was not sure whether I would be welcome back at Murky, so I went for a place I had not been to before. Stacy’s Coffee Parlor in Falls Church fit the bill. The folks who were here when my lovely wife and I arrived all apparently knew each other, as well as the guy behind the counter and I felt immediately welcomed.
Stacy’s has ice cream and food and truffles and pastries and other good stuff to eat, in addition to all the requisite coffee drinks a person could want. Art on the walls, open mic night, regularly scheduled music – it all got my attention. What really clinched it for me was the library, whose sign encouraged reading, taking and sharing. It’s not a huge library but it’s something. You don’t see that in a lot of places, and I was glad to find it so close to home.
Definitely check it out. It doesn’t have the same vibe as Murky but it has its own unique feeling. The best part? It is head and shoulders above Starbuck’s and has free Wi-Fi. Stacy, I am glad you are my new friend.
frankly, i’m surprised the new business partner hasn’t thrown out the bookcase yet – it doesn’t really mesh with his whole “throw customers out after thirty minutes” policy.
I went to Stacy’s once. There was this bouncy, vaugely rocker-looking girl behind the counter. She told a 15 year old boy at the register that he looked like a very young Roger Daltrey.
He admitted (bravely) to not catching the reference, and in shock she asked me as next-customer-in-line for confirmation both that he looked like the singer, and that this kid should go “work on fundamentals.”
That the staff of the establishment resembles the fictional Coffee of Doom from questionablecontent.net recommends it to me more than the actual quality of their beverages.
Curiouser – we were there for about two hours. No complaint, except the young woman who took over the shift after the middle-aged guy left seemed rather interested in hugging up on her boyfriend. Not disgusting but not professional either. Nobody asked us to leave, but maybe someone called them out on the time limit already.
Brittany – that’s hilarious! Makes me feel old, though. I like
questionablecontent.comquestionablecontent.net – good reference!