Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Qahwa Coffee Bar
Qahwa is a coffee shop on the ground floor of the historic Claridge House Hotel (now condominiums). The Claridge House was built in 1924, closed in 1968, and didn't re-open until 1980 when it was renovated and turned into apartments. It was converted into condominiums in 2004, and there are a few units available if you'd like to live there. Located in downtown Memphis on N. Main Street, we could see the plaza fountains from our table:
I had a double espresso and a banana nut muffin, and The Daughter had an Americano and a chocolate muffin:
It was quite good, and the inside was fun:
You can sit at a table that's inside a safe:
Yelp gives it 4.5 out of 5 stars. Urban Spoon gives it a score of 94%. Trip Advisor has 4 out of 5 stars.
We lingered over the coffee a bit and then walked next door to see the QuiltSurround installation at City Hall:
The panels are made out of recycled city signs and hide City Hall's heating and cooling system.
I'm linking to other posts at Bleubeard and Elizabeth's T Tuesday gathering.