Hi everyone! I saw a lot of these ”If I Owned a Cafe/Bakery/Coffee Store” type of articles, so I wanted to do one too! I was kind of inspired by all of them, but here is the first one I saw:

Anyways, hope you enjoy!

location

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
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not photos of Cambridge, but you get the idea

there are a lot of squares (don’t know if this is the right word for this, but think Central Square, Harvard Square…) around, and I would imagine my cafe sitting on the corner of a street, surrounded by a lot of other cute little shops. Also, Cambridge is where a lot of universities/colleges are, so I figure it would be common for students to go and study while have a cup of coffee.

hours

Monday-Friday : 7:00 AM-11:00 PM
Saturday : 9:00 AM-12:00 AM
Sunday : 8:00 AM-8:00 PM

exterior

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there would be a sign hanging off the store with the cafe’s name on it (I’ll be leaving it unnamed for now), minimalistic writing on the window for the store front, maybe a little stand-up sign outside on the street with daily specials or a (funny) inspirational quote...

interior

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(brick) white walls, wooden tables, the pastries would be in clear cases with writing on it to show what it is, the menu would be written on a black chalkboard with the prices, maybe some simple neon signs on the walls too...

menu

drinks:
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coffee (I don’t drink/know much about coffee, so let’s pretend we have all kinds), hot chocolate, (herbal/sweet) tea, boba tea...

pastries:
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muffins (chocolate chip, blueberry, lemon…), cupcakes, macaroons, cookies (most famously, chocolate chip), slices of cake (coffee, red velvet…), banana bread, brownies, mochi, egg tarts...

other:
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mostly breakfast foods!

avocado toast, waffles, bagels, small sandwiches, cinnamon rolls…

seasonal offerings:
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pumpkin spice latte, peppermint hot chocolate, lemonade, sugar cookies (shaped and round), smoothies, gingerbread cookies, peppermint bark, ice cream…

music:

lo-fi

"It’s OK to Cry" by Sarcastic Sounds

"we’ll stay inside when it rains" by Rook1e, .ihaveaface

"Decisions" by NAGASHI

soft

"eight" by IU, SUGA

"IDK You Yet" by Alexander 23

"Yellow" by Paige

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(etc.)

other:

every Saturday: live music from 5:00-9:00 PM

every Thursday: live poetry readings from 6:00-8:00 PM

mini Christmas tree sent up in the back corner for the whole month of December; customers can bring a gift (unwrapped so we know it’s not sketchy) to be given to charity

customers can ask a barista for a polaroid camera to take a photo


That's all for my article! Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoyed it :)

<3,
Caylie