image stolen from litasworld.com
Add Philz Coffee to the list of shops that intimidate the everloving shit out of me. And, by the way, is it just me? There's something about a nearly illegible sign written in chalk and a surly, tattooed, pierced and lobe-stretched coffee-house employee that sends shivers of fear up my spine.
TANGENT: I once made a remark about how Starbucks used to intimidate me and a woman I know just didn't understand why. It is truly magnificent that she walks around with as much confidence as she does on a daily basis. I basically quake in fright at all new experiences, OK?
Moving right along.
Philz is kind of worth braving, if you live near-ish to one. If you're a coffee person, you just have to try it out (get the anesthesia). And they also sell the beans at Whole Foods (try the ambrosia), so now I never need to go in the shop and try to act like I'm not the most awkward person who's walked in there in a month. Happy caffeinating!
P.S. They have shops in SF, San Jose, Palo Alto, and Berkeley.
Also: I was not paid for this. No one pays me for anything. Ever.
And: Catprick introduced my husband and I to Philz. Thank you, Catprick.