AWAY FROM THE FRAY

Field Report No. 20141101RC

Topic: 
Creative Space

Conditions: 
Quaint

COMMENTS:
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. 

KEY FEATURES: 
Located directly across Northwest Boulevard from Audubon Park, you can’t miss the spot—especially now that the fall colors are going off. 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 
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.