Sunday, February 23, 2014
Mid-afternoon last week and the set of lamps at the Post Office are a glow already.
Heading into Portland this morning to meet Paulie for breakfast and get this day off to a fast start. We're going to a new place at the bottom of Brackett Street called Omi's. I think it's short for Naomi's. I'll fill you in on the details of my visit later today.
Well, I enjoyed a mild Mexican Roast, while Paulie took his double Espresso in fine fashion. We met Naomi, the owner of 5 months. After serving us, she ventured to the back, plopped herself into an overstuffed chair and regaled us on the trials and tribulations of running a small coffee shop in the dead of this cold, Maine winter. It's a small cozy spot, consisting of a couple of rooms of mixed-matched furniture and sunny window seats in the front. There'a small lending 'library' in the front too. Books, fine coffee and comfortable seating: a pretty good combination. The artwork on the walls was nothing to write home about, but I will return.
The coffee itself is enough of a draw.