Sand Dune Cafe Runam

Cafe Runam, Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

Sometimes-Sunday Coffee Club (Saigon, HCMC) Sunday, 13 December 2015 Cafe Runam (96 Moc Thi Boui Street – map)   Cafe Runam Jazzy Christmas carols play as I climb the steps to Cafe Runam’s 2nd floor patio. It is deserted when I arrive and I choose the prettiest spot – a seat in a verdant alcove overlooking the street. I take a look at the menu, it’s a tough choice between a Vietnamese Iced Coffee with[…]

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Cafe Tazza, Shekou

Cafe Tazza, Shekou

Sometimes-Sunday Coffee Club Sunday, 6 December, 2015 Cafe Tazza (No.9-2 Yanshan Road, Shekou – map) Cafe Tazza Dense grey clouds hung over the city like a dark blanket. There is no threat of rain, just a grey pall that slows everything and everyone into a dull lethargy. Cafe Tazza is a quiet part of Shekou and the street outside lacks the chaos and the cacophony of the ballet of bikes, scooters, and auto’s that performs[…]

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La Patisserie in Shekou, China

La Patisserie, Shekou

Sometimes-Sunday Coffee Club Sunday, 29 November, 2015 La Patisserie (Gongye 2nd Road and Taizi, Shekou) La Patisserie   It was the large, Lavazza sign on the fence just outside an otherwise very ordinary looking apartment block that first caught my eye.  Lavazza coffee is not always easy to find here, and seeing a shop advertise my favorite of the Italian coffee brands is a great way to get me in the door. So when I[…]

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Barista Jam, Hong Kong

Barista Jam, Hong Kong

Sometimes-Sunday Coffee Club (Hong Kong) Saturday, 7 November 2015 Barista Jam (Sheung Wan – map)   Barista Jam I finally got my passport back from immigration with my residence visa – an event that means I can make the 1 hour trip over to Hong Kong at my leisure. My priority in Hong Kong? Tasting the brew at Barista Jam. Barista jam is a tiny, hole-in-the-wall place on a typically tiny Hong Kong Street lined[…]

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spring box cafe

Spring Box, Shekou

Sometimes-Sunday Coffee Club Thursday, 1 October 2015 Spring Box (101-102, Block 5, Nanhai Ecool, Shekou) Spring Box Love, Shenzhen (lovesz.net) had an event here in Shekou a few weeks ago where participants visited local businesses and collected brochures, coupons, and stamps for the chance to win prizes. I wasn’t here (so it’s entirely possible that I got the story wrong and the event didn’t go like that) but a friend of mine went and collected[…]

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Bedhead Coffee in Durango, Colorado

A brief guide to coffee in Durango, CO

Sometimes-Sunday Coffee Club A brief guide to coffee in Durango, CO   The Sometimes-Sunday Coffee Club has had enough meetings in Durango, Colorado to warrant a post detailing the strengths of Durango’s finest coffee shops. Coffee in Durango is often a luxurious affair. Whether you like home-roasted pour-over, or sea-salt caramel Latte’s, Durango, Colorado has a coffee shop for you.   Bedhead Coffee Bedhead Coffee was the last place I tried before leaving Durango –[…]

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81301 Coffee house and Roasters in Durango, Colorado

81301, Durango

Sometimes-Sunday-Coffee Club (Durango) Friday, 7 August 2015 81301 Coffee House and Roasters (3101 Main Ave #1 – map)   “If is a word of infinite intellectual significance, for it indicates actions not yet completed but with the possibility of alternate outcomes.” Centennial: A Novel by James A. Michener   81301 Coffee House and Roasters     I heard about 81301 from a woman who was doing my hair. I told her about the sometimes-Sunday Coffee[…]

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