Do you remember the theme song for the TV show "Cheers"?
The song went something like this: "Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name." Now don't laugh, I never was a good singer!! If you don't remember the song, you were probably born after 1983 and don't get the TV Land channel in your area. As my friends will tell you, I have got a mind for useless TV & movie trivia. Anyhow, that theme song is the same feeling I get when I go to my favorite hangout, Palm Springs Koffi.
Opened in 2002 as an 800 square foot store by owner John Abner, Koffi is now twice its original size and has become the place where everyone goes to start their day. It is located at the Corridors Shopping Center, on the corner of Alejo & N. Palm Canyon Dr, at the beginning of Downtown Palm Springs. To get the best coffee in town, I only have to walk 98 steps from my office to get there.
I'm not one for the "half caff, double foam, skinny" lattes. I start off the morning with my usual, a medium bold. I love the smell & taste of a good strong cup of coffee. But in addition to the wide assortment of coffees & teas, Koffi also serves a selection of fruit smoothies.
As I am waiting in line for the barista to take my order, I glance over at the tasty treats being displayed before me. Should I have the blueberry muffin, or do I choose the delectable lemon bars? There are so many things to choose from, it's hard for me to make a decision. But I'm really hungry, so I choose the Bacon & Provolone grilled bagel breakfast sandwich today.
One the best things about having coffee at Koffi, is the outdoor center courtyard. The tables are set up on the lawn, facing west towards Mt. San Jacinto. The views from here are spectacular!! The courtyard is pet friendly, so you can bring your 4-legged family members. And if you enjoy people watching, this is the place to be.
Over there is the CEO of the newest mortgage company in town, overthere are 2 Realtors putting together a real estate deal, and over there is a local entrepreneur posting his latest blog entry to his website. You never know who you will meet here. I make the rounds and say hello to everyone before sitting down & enjoying my coffee. I love this place because of the laid-back atmosphere, and the people I meet. That is why Koffi is my favorite hangout.
So if you are visiting Palm Springs, make sure you pay a visit to Koffi. And if you stay around long enough, "everybody will know your name".