Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Bluff City Coffee


The Daughter and I walked down to Bluff City Coffee on one of our downtown excursions. They have food there (menus online), but we had just eaten lunch so weren't hungry. We had coffee instead. She had an Americano, and I had a double espresso:


Their espresso is very good. I couldn't have asked for better. They had nice seating inside, but we sat outside it was such a pretty day.

A couple passed by, and the man commented that we had been seeing each other all over downtown that day. He asked me where we were from, and I said, "Here!" He laughed. I think we look like tourists when we take pictures of everything. While The Daughter and I were sitting at our table we watched a man taking pictures. Then we saw another man take a picture of him while he was taking a picture. Then I took a picture of the both of them while they were taking their pictures:


We were all 3 documenting photography in Memphis. I lost sight of the 2nd photographer, but the 1st one got into a car with Shelby County tags, so my guess is we were all local. Fun!

The Memphis Foodie blog likes this coffee shop. The I Love Memphis blog has instructions for making their brownies. Yelp gives Bluff City Coffee 4 out of 5 stars with 48 reviews. Urban Spoon gives them a score of 92% with 105 votes.

Join the others at Bleubeard and Elizabeth's link haven for T-Tuesday.


28 comments:

  1. photographers taking photos of photograhers... = L♥ve it!
    sitting outside enjoying a cuppa sure looks and sounds perfect to me...
    Memphis is a place I would like to visit sometime
    Happy T Day to ya
    oxo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. we get a lot of tourists, and i hope you get a chance to come. there's plenty here to make a trip worthwhile :)

      Delete
  2. What fun when you can sit outside and enjoy your coffee.And photographing photographers is better than simple people watching any day! Love it. Thanks for taking us along on your downtown trip to Memphis. If I visit again, I'll have you for my tour guide!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. fun! we can structure a personalized excursion :)

      Delete
  3. What a great day to spend outdoors and enjoy it all. Love the idea of photographers taking photos of photographers-and all local to boot! I never thought of it before but I walk in town a lot yet I still look at things as though I'm seeing them for the first time and enjoy taking pics. People probably think I'm an out of town visitor :) Happy T day!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. it is fun to do the tourist-y things as a local. there's a lot here i've never done, so i've got a lot of fun times ahead :)

      Delete
  4. What a fun day you must of had taking pictures of all the locals taking pictures!! When you carry a camera even the normal, everyday things take on a different appearance. I have a lot of pictures other people think are "ODD" because they are of everyday life.
    Happy T-day thanks for sharing and for the visit.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. exactly! it is fun to take pictures of my regular spaces.

      Delete
  5. Looks like you and your daughter found a great place for coffee, they sure get good reviews. I'm still a little shy about taking pictures if people are around. Don't know why as everyone is doing it these days and you pointed out.

    Darla

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. yes, i don't take pictures in nicer restaurants, but i don't go to many of those anyway lol. everybody's taking pictures with their phones these days. nobody even seems to notice.

      Delete
  6. Love the old buildings in the photos...and wish we had a nice coffee shop nearby. we just have chain stores. so nice to see an old downtown area that is still alive with shops and people. and what fun to photograph the photographers! happy T day!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. our downtown has had its ups & downs, and Memphis has lost a lot of older buildings; but downtown is a happenin' place now. :)

      Delete
  7. Such an interesting story of photographers-:) There was a time when we drove for 10+ hours to visit Manhattan. Now for the last 4 years we live close to Manhattan but sadly have gone there only 4 or 5 times. I guess at least this summer we should try and explore the city more.
    Happy T day
    Susan

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. "close to manhattan"! now that sounds exciting!

      Delete
  8. Isn't it great when you can sit outside for coffee! Raining here today :) hopefully it'll knock down the snow!
    I love taking photos--most people seem to use there phones :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. yes, it's overcast & threatening to rain here today. i take those pretty patio days whenever i can get them. i don't have a smartphone, but i have a little digital camera that works ok. my daughter uses her phone, though.

      Delete
  9. People watching outside, taking photographs, and sipping on an expresso--it doesn't get much better! I see the overhead wires and am wondering if there are street cars in the downtown area?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. there's are 3 trolley routes downtown: http://www.matatransit.com/services/trolleys/trolley-map/ i've never ridden it, but it's on my to-do list.

      Delete
  10. Happy T-Day!
    I've heard of taking pictures of people taking pictures. But yours topped it! Such a great story. Glad it's nice enough to enjoy the outdoors.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thx! :) that was such a pretty day! today is windy & overcast. i'm stayin' in! lol

      Delete
  11. What a quaint little town. Reminds me of my hometown... Brick storefronts...nothing "new". In fact the county is building a new library and it took almost 3 yrs to come up with an acceptable plan for a new building that would fit with the character of the town and pass the board.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. it's great that they are concerned about their civic image & their history. we've lost a lot of buildings to neglect that have then been replaced with what some might see as unsuitable, cheap-looking, poorly planned developments. i'm glad we have as much of the old left as we do :)

      Delete
  12. Hello and Happy T Day!! What a funny story this is, I LOOOOVE IT!! It's so fun taking pictures, even in your hometown. Sounds like a fun coffee date with your daughter. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. the daughter & i do love coffee time :)

      Delete
  13. Very funny! I have been taking photos of my local town recently but that is because the Cattle Market which has been in the town for hundreds of years has been sold, knocked down and is to become a concrete block supermarket!! Criminal.
    I also love to people watch too!
    Hugs
    xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. it _is_ criminal when historic buildings come down to make way for some boring concrete block. i know just how you feel.

      Delete
  14. Those big brick buildings in older towns have such character! No wonder you all were taking pictures of each other--LOL! Happy belated T-Day! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. i do love the older buildings :)

      Delete