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Getting Retro at Rebecca's Coffee

Old fashion coffee shops stacked with broken furniture and ripped cushions and interesting people are one of those rare joys in life. Many of us are familiar with the corporate and cleanly scrubbed chain coffee shops that are on nearly every corner in any major city. Finding those that completely break the mode and are able to create a strong following are truly a gem. Rebecca's is really that place. They do not have expensive furniture and just about everything looks like it came from a rummage sale. This is part of its charm and it attracts writers, poets, musicians, and the free spirited from just about every walk of life. They host live entertainment that draws in a large crowd who support local talent. Located in the business district of South Park you will see how the quaint storefronts and artistic crowd meet together to create a neighborhood identity. This is the place where you find a blend of youthful talent mixed with high levels of optimism. It looks like it has

Green and Unique at Jungle Java

Coffee in a garden when you dwell in an urban setting is better than coffee just about any other imaginal place. Jungle Java offers more than your standard coffee shop options as they raise their value through providing a tropical environment with bubbling fountains and green potted plants. Its like sitting in the middle of a botanical garden without having to pay an entrance fee. Coffee and tea can draw visitors but the quality of the offerings, the atmosphere, and their values make all the difference in encouraging people to come back.  Each aspect works together to create a total experience. Customers buy their coffee, sit among the foliage, and share like-minded perceptions of life. Quality and Taste Quality and taste are important if you desire to be a cut above your competition. If you are seeking the run of the mill gas station taste then simply brew at home. Coffee shops should focus on offering high quality favorites but also bringing the unique and novel to curious c

Experiencing Unique Beach Culture at Pacific Bean Co

Pacific Bean Co. Company isn’t your largest, technologically advanced, or even the most upscale lounge but it does offer something many other shops don’t-a unique cultural brand. With an open air concept this small shop provides a street side view of beach events. Located at the entrance of Crystal Pier it is known for their Mochas and laid back beach crowd that appeals to Pacific Beach strollers.  Large chain coffee shops can be found throughout shopping malls, neighborhoods, high traffic areas throughout the country. The trend has exploded in the past decade or so. However, as large chains become more popular the small coffee shop is able to provide a unique experience that appeals to a significant segment of the population.  Large global brands can produce cultural heterogeneity with local cultures (Thompson & Arsel, 2004). As large chains using similar styles of coffee shop design it also helps consumers find additional interest in unique shops.   Small coffee sh

The Little Fountain at Cabaret Cafe

Cabaret Café is a Mediterranean café and coffee shop that offers both light dishes and some of the best lattes in the area. Offering indoor or patio seating customers can find a place to sit. Plush seating or patio furniture style…the choice is yours. The atmosphere is laid back and comfortable. It follows a pattern of style that one would consider to have broad based appeal. Reviews are strong and patrons appear to like the Mediterranean food, coffee, sandwiches, and smoothies. Based on online reviews the far majority of visitors indicate that they come back on a regular basis and engage in everything from conversation to reading. Patrons are scattered around the various types of tables and nooks.  The patio also contains a simple fountain. It isn’t anything special but does offer a positive patio experience.   According to Kumar, et. al (2013) servicescapes improve upon the environmental psychology of customer perception and overall positive impressions of the establis