The Living Room

The other day I was in Maplewood looking for a furniture store. I never found the furniture store but did stumble upon the cutest place for lunch. The Living Room is on Sutton just off of Manchester Rd., in the building that formerly housed the Black Cat Theater. It has a baked-fresh-daily menu that ranges from quiches to scones to granola parfaits. And while the food is delicious, the coffee is their forte…these guys were really passionate about it (all roasted fresh, in house) and knew a lot about the beans they use and their origins. I asked for a regular drip coffee but was informed they only hand brew, but not in a coffee-snob kind of way. They couldn’t have been nicer and didn’t even balk when I asked for cream – and lots of it – to put in my gourmet Guatemalan pour over.

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