McAllister and Divis- Oasis Cafe. I’ve been past this cafe a million and one times on the bus. Outdoor seating (have you caught onto my love of this option yet?), and yes, an oasis feel on the inside. On the far wall, a painting of a desert. Cozy seating all around-at the tables, to the high chairs at the window bar, and the couches along the back. Free wifi. Some plants, wooden floors, and a shade of golden, sunshiney yellow is on the walls. I like this place. I think my random stop in to this place was a good call. I even think I’ll return.
Oh wait, you caught on that I said random? Yes, I’ve passed this place a ton. Yes, I’ve thought about stopping here. But today, I was headed back to Chile Pies, a few blocks over, because, well, just because. In my distraction I missed my stop, and ended up backtracking. Oasis caught my eye, and I knew where I needed to go instead.
I was greeted by a super friendly male barista. In fact the two times I’ve now spoken to him tonight, he’s been just so nice, easy to talk to and warm. That’s definitely a good way to get customers back, aside from the fact that I’m also diggin’ the food and bevs.
I ordered and thoroughly enjoyed the tuna melt, which I ordered on a soft roll. Fresh veggies on it, great tuna, and even a very thin layer of mustard for a kick (I didnt order it that way, but I love when places do that). It came with a small, fresh and light salad. Just perfect.
With it, since I wasn’t going to get my pie shake from Chile Pies, I ordered a Peanut Butter Banana Crunch smoothie. Smooth, very tasty and definitely satisfied my sweet tooth. Delicious. Just what I needed.
Now, as I write this entry from Oasis, I am doing while enjoying a cup of fresh, ground to order, drip coffee. They have quite the selection to choose from. I’m enjoying the Divisadero blend. Pretty darn good to me, although I’m still developing my inner coffee snob (so you may or may not agree). I definitely can’t complain.
Aside from meaning a small, green and fertile area in the middle of a desert, oasis also is defined as: something serving as a refuge, relief, or pleasant change from what is usual, annoying, difficult, etc. I may have more unpleasant and annoying work to do while here, but so far, I’m enjoying the refuge this cafe has created for me, and the calm state it has put me in. Thank you, Oasis Cafe.