Field Report No. 20141101RC
I used to live in the Audubon neighborhood, northwest Spokane. On a particular sort of autumn morning a person can feel like a jackass for moving away from this place, with its park and charm, brick houses, stone’s-throw proximity to Riverside State Park. It doesn’t help when I walk into Little Garden Café and associations flood into me like bakery smells entering my nostrils. Grad school: reading great novelists and short story writers, attempting to put my own words on the page—all of this aided by excellent coffee and baked goods within the homey, living-room lamplight of Little Garden Café.
Located directly across Northwest Boulevard from Audubon Park, you can’t miss the spot—especially now that the fall colors are going off.
Have little ones? Bring ‘em. They’ll play with the toys in the back while you catch up with a friend over an Evans Brothers blend. Dislike places with playing kids? Don’t worry about it—LGC’s layout is sort of U-shaped, so there’s always a much quieter spot away from the fray.