Cafe Culture in Raleigh, NC…

I’m here at Helios in downtown Raleigh, NC. What strikes me most about this place, other than the fact that at 2:30 in the afternoon on a Thursday there is no seating, is that while they serve the very best coffee around, the place is a bit of a mess. The walls are white and cold, the floor is that bespeckled cement from the hallways of your primary school, and the staff are all sideways and bleary-eyed college students with no energy- despite all┬áthe high octane coffee around them.

Why am I here? Well, this is really the closest it gets to any legitimate urban cafe culture in Raleigh, and what better place to write than a cafe?! What better place to set up a new blog?!

So, why am I really here at 2:30 on a Thursday? Well, my friends, that is another story, now isn’t it….

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