Mantra Espresso Bar

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.

~ Marcus Aurelius

Mantra huh? The coffee is good. A little bitter – just like me, a little flavourless – not like me, but plessent – like me after coffee πŸ˜‰

The cappuccino is smaller than ‘normal’, it’s closer to the classic, oldschool size. Maybe to inspire taking it slow? Or cheapskates, but I don’t think so πŸ˜‹

The speakers are grinding out meditative songs you would expect to hear at a massage parlor. I have just started meditation on a daily basis, so this music is really kicking my deep breathing into gear, and I relax into the mustard coloured armchair. Shouldn’t there be a yoga session on soon, or at the very least a hookah pipe on every table?

There are plants everywhere and people are chatting and working on their computers. They have cameras, iPads, kindles, one of those drawing-boards, manbuns.
The odd one out is the guy drinking wine, bold burgundy necktie and woven suit jacket. Looks like he is reviewing it maybe, a connoisseur? 😨 I don’t see a notebook though.

They’re using Gardelli beans, and…. OH MY GOD there’s a dog in here!!!! Within seconds I’m on my knees and he’s licking my fingers clean of cake-smudge. So cute! It’s so cool with a dog in the shop, maybe it adds to the mantra atmosphere, like one of those cat massages? Prrrrr 🐾

Happy camper! Namaste! πŸ™

Final verdict:

Coffee 3/6 🌟🌟🌟

Atmosphere: 3/6 🌟🌟🌟 (some might love it, not my style though)

Dog: 6/6 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 (I named him Buddy and he’s going to come live with me as soon as he’s saved up enough from his mascot-side-gig at Mantra)

Total: 3/6 🌟🌟🌟

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